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James Kirkpatrick

Former College of Natural Science Dean R. James Kirkpatrick Passes Away

Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Author: Michigan State University College of Natural Science
Category: MSU Foundation Professor

R. James Kirkpatrick, former Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) dean (2007-2017) and MSU Foundation Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Earth and Environmental Sciences, died on January 7. He was 73 years old. [Read the full story at College of Natural Science]

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