What's New: October 2020

October 22, 2020

The October update features six new biographies, including American Council of Learned Societies leaders Frederick Burkhardt and Whitney J. Oates—please click here to learn more about ACLS and the ANB. The update also includes Maria Martin, whose illustrations enlivened the work of John Hames Audubon; technology professors Hamilton Lee and David Scott Campbell; and disgraced Nobel Prize winner D. Carleton Gadjusek.

Burkhardt, Fredrick Henry (13 Sept. 1912–23 Sept. 2007), educational administrator and historian of science
Campbell, David Scott (23 Sept. 1941–3 Sept. 2015), professor of media, communication, and technology
Gajdusek, D. Carleton (9 Sept. 1923–12 Dec. 2008), Nobel Laureate, infectious diseases scientist, biological anthropologist, and convicted sex offender
Lee, Hamilton Hang Tao (10 Oct. 1921–4 Mar. 2018), educator and poet
Martin, Maria (6 July 1796–27 Dec. 1863), natural history artist
Oates, Whitney Jennings (26 Mar. 1904–14 Oct. 1975), classicist, professor, and proponent of the humanities

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Discover a full list of entries added this year.