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‘World-class’ UW violinist Vartan Manoogian dies

July 13, 2007

Vartan Manoogian, professor of violin at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Music, died on Thursday, July 12, in Spain. He was 71.

Former vice chancellor James Cleary dies at age 80

May 3, 2007

James W. Cleary, the former vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison during the tumultuous late 1960s, died on Saturday, April 28, at the age of 80.

Japanese labor expert dies

November 15, 2006

Solomon B. Levine, an emeritus faculty member and one of the nation’s foremost experts on Japanese labor relations, died last month at age 86.

Prominent UW–Madison sociologist Stephen Bunker dies at 61

July 21, 2005

Stephen G. Bunker, a professor of sociology and rural sociology at UW–Madison, died Tuesday, July 19, at his home in Hollandale, Wis. A longtime professor who joined the UW–Madison faculty in 1989, Bunker was known as a skilled and dynamic instructor who taught courses that explored the links between economics and ecology.

Sociology professor dies at 56

January 25, 2005

Frederick H. Buttel, 56, died at his home on Jan. 14 after a long battle with cancer.

Executive associate registrar emeritus dies at 72

January 11, 2005

Thomas L.W. Johnson, executive associate registrar emeritus, died on Jan 1. He was 72.

Cartography pioneer, UW scholar dies at 89

December 7, 2004

The scholar who created what is universally considered "the map of the world" has died at the age of 89.