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Stephen Hawking as a young man.

Death of a star

U-M physicist Gordon Kane remembers the late Stephen Hawking, a betting man who always paid his debts.

Lyman Johnson

An integrated life

Lyman T. Johnson, MA ’33, was the grandson of former slaves. He integrated the University of Kentucky five years before Brown v. Board of Education.

Helen Foster, Oshima, Japan, 1951

Rock star

As a field geologist, 98-year-old Helen Foster, BA ’42/PhD ’46, mapped the farthest-flung islands of Japan, met Emperor Hirohito, and documented Alaska’s landscape.