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Patrick and Charlotte Fischer Computer Science Scholarship to be awarded in August

Jun. 13, 2012—June 13, 2012   Dean Kenneth F. Galloway has announced that a Patrick and Charlotte Fischer Computer Science Scholarship will be awarded at the beginning of the 2012 fall semester. The scholarship has been established with gifts from both Patrick and Charlotte Fischer to provide need-based support for undergraduate study in computer science at Vanderbilt....

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Patrick Fischer, former computer science chair, dies

Aug. 26, 2011—Patrick Fischer, who helped build the Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, and  whose theoretical work helped make Internet searches possible, died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md. He was 75. An expert in informational systems for education institutions, computational complexity and interactive database systems, Fischer taught 18 years at Vanderbilt’s...

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