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Jean Sammet, a Remembrance

This past weekend, trailblazing computer scientist Jean Sammet passed away at the age of 88. I learned this news through emeritus colleague Marv Zelkowitz who lives in the same retirement community that Jean did. He saw the notice of her passing over the weekend on a community bulletin board. (There’s an interesting story about this; see the end of this post!)

Jean Sammet visiting UMD in the late 1970s. Photo by Ben Shneiderman

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