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Dexter Haven, pioneer in Chesapeake oyster research, dies

Professor Emeritus Dexter Haven of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science passed away on March 12. He was 92.

Professor Haven retired from VIMS in 1984 after 34 years of service. He arrived at VIMS (then the Virginia Fisheries Laboratory) in 1949 after earning his bachelor's and master's of science degrees from Rhode Island State College.

Fellow Professor Emeritus Maurice...

VIMS founder, William Hargis dies; was director from 1962-81

Dr. William Jennings Hargis Jr., the first director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science died Oct. 17.

Hargis, an emeritus professor of Marine Science at VIMS, served as director of the institute from 1962 to 1981. He also directed VIMS' predecessor, the Virginia Fisheries Laboratory from 1959 to 1961, and was instrumental in transforming that small facility into one of the...

About David Malmquist

Chris Ryer is the city of Baltimore’s planning director. Reginald Moore is director of the City of Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks.


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