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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.

Elroy Hirsch dies at 80

February 10, 2004

Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch, the colorful and popular football star and former Wisconsin athletics director died from natural causes Jan. 28. The 80-year-old Hirsch, a native of Wausau, was a state athletic icon.

Nursing dean Prock dies

January 13, 2004

Valencia Prock, dean of the School of Nursing from 1970 until 1984, died Dec. 18, in Madison.

Former Engineering secretary dies

January 13, 2004

Longtime UW–Madison employee Mary Jane Krider-Weinstein, 87, died Jan. 9 in Rhode Island, where she had been living for several years. She retired in 1983 as secretary for the School of Engineering.

Former Hillel director dies

December 9, 2003

Human rights champion, master teacher and former executive director of Hillel, Irving Saposnik, died Nov. 20 of a particularly aggressive brain tumor. He was 67.

Mabel R. Hokin dies

August 26, 2003

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry Mabel R. Hokin died Aug. 17. An internationally recognized biochemist, Hokin was most well-known for her discovery, along with Lowell Hokin, of receptor-stimulated lipid turnover in the 1950s, which led to the understanding of how hormones and neurotransmitters produce cell responses. She was also an early proponent of the biochemical basis of mental illness.

Distinguished professor Taylor dies

February 11, 2003

Retired journalism professor Robert Taylor died on Dec. 27, 2002, at the age of 86 of complications from a stroke. A memorial reception will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 2-4 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Convention Center. Remarks and reminiscences will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Distinguished psychologist Robert Goy dies at 74

January 26, 1999

Robert W. Goy, administrator, educator and pioneering investigator of the origins of sex differences in behavior, died Jan. 14 from cardiovascular and metabolic complications. He would have been 75 on Jan. 25.