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 ..
Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey was born Mary Evelyn Blagg on January 19, 1922, in Wills Point and died on June 27, 2017. She was an American educator. Huey served as president of Texas Woman’s University, from 1976 to 1986. Huey was educated at North Texas High School, going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in English ..
Geri Allen was born on June 12, 1957 and died on June 27, 2017. He was an American composer, educator, and jazz pianist, raised in Detroit, Michigan, and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. He worked with many jazz musicians, including Ornette Coleman, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, and Charles Lloyd. Allen ..
Olga Feliú Segovia was born on August 20, 1932 and died on June 25, 2017. She was a Chilean politician and layer. Feliú was appointed to the Senate in 1990 by the Supreme Court in 1990 and served until 1998, when she was succeeded by Enrique Silva Cimma. Olga Feliú passed away at 84 years ..
William Schumacher Massey was born on August 23, 1920, in Granville, Illinois and died on June 17, 2017. He was an American mathematician, known for his work in algebraic topology. The product was named for him. Massey worked also on the formulation of spectral sequences by means of exact couples, and wrote several textbooks, including ..
Jean-Pierre Kahane was born on December 11, 1926 and died on June 21, 2017. He was a French mathematician. He attended the École normale supérieure and obtained the agrégation of mathematics in 1949. Kahane then worked for the CNRS from 1949 to 1954, first as an intern and then as a research assistant. Kahane defended ..
Donald Norman Winch was born on April 15, 1935 and died on June 19, 2017. He was a British economist and academic. Winch was Professor of the History of Economics at the University of Sussex from 1969 to 2000, and its Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Arts and Social Studies) from 1986 to 1989. Donald Winch passed away at ..
Thara Memory was born in Eatonville, Florida and died on June 17, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. He was a trumpeter and educator. Memory attended Alabama State University and Marylhurst University. Memory lived in Portland, Oregon, United States from the 1980s until his death in 2017. During 2005, he founded the American Music Program Pacific Crest ..
David William Frank was born in Baltimore, Maryland and died on June 12, 2017, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was an American thespian, author, and educator, who taught in Boston, Massachusetts for 34 years at the Roxbury Latin School. Frank attended the Friends School of Baltimore under the tutelage of Gerritt Blauvelt, whose teaching style ..