Yash Pal was born on November 26, 1926 and died on July 24, 2017. He was also referred as Yash Pal Singh. He was an Indian scientist, educator and educationist. Pal was known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder. In his later years, Pal has ..
Agostino Cilardo was born on August 19, 1947, in San Prisco, and died on July 16, 2017. He was an Italian professor, Arabist and specialist in islamic studies. Cilardo was a Professor at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. Cilardo was also the Dean of the Faculty of Arabic-Islamic and Mediterranean Studies since November 2006 in ..
Warrick L. Carter was born on May 6, 1942, in Charlottesville, Virginia and died on July 15, 2017. He was an American music educator, executive and president of Columbia College Chicago. Himself and his brothers participated in a choir that his father started and his mother taught piano lessons at home. Carter earned a B.S. ..
Clifford Hamilton Whiting was born on May 6, 1936 and died on July 16, 2017. He was a New Zealand Māori artist, heritage advocate and teacher. He came from Te Kaha, New Zealand, and affiliated to the Te Whānau-ā-Apanui tribe. During 1955, he started teacher training at Wellington Teachers’ College where his artistic talents were ..
Maryam Mirzakhani was born on May 3, 1977 and died on July 15, 2017. She was an Iranian mathematician and a professor of mathematics at Stanford University. Maryam Mirzakhani’s research topics include Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry. On 13 August 2014, she became both the first woman and the first Iranian ..
Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini was born on October 7, 1929, in Bologna and died on July 11, 2017, in Bologna. He was an Italian organist, harpsichordist, musicologist and composer. Tagliavini conducted studies in music classes organ, piano and composition with Riccardo Nielsen to Conservatory of Bologna and Paris Conservatory (in the class of Marcel Dupré). He ..
Denis Mack Smith was born on March 3, 1920 and died on July 11, 2017. He was an English historian. He was specializing in the history of Italy from the Risorgimento onwards. Smith was best known for studies of Garibaldi and Cavour and of Mussolini, and for his single-volume Modern Italy: A Political History. Denis ..
Paul Hardin III was born on June 11, 1931 and died on July 1, 2017. He was an American academic administrator. Hardin spent 27 years as a leader in higher education. Hardin was the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1988 to 1995, president of Wofford College from 1968 to ..
John Aldridge “Jack” Collom was born on November 8, 1931, in Chicago and died on July 2, 2017. He was an American poet, essayist, and creative writing pedagogue. Included among the twenty-five books Collom published during his lifetime were Red Car Goes By: Selected Poems 1955–2000; Poetry Everywhere: Teaching Poetry Writing in School and in ..
Francis Abiola Irele known as Abiola Irele, May 22, 1936 and died on July 2, 2017. He was a Nigerian academic. He was best known as the doyen of Africanist literary scholars worldwide. Irele was Provost at the newly founded Kwara State University in Ilorin, Nigeria. After moving back to Nigeria, Irele was Visiting Professor ..