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[liberationtech] Sad News

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Tue Jun 12 08:21:55 PDT 2012

Indiana University professor and Nobel Prize recipient Elinor Ostrom has
died. Ostrom, 78, died of cancer at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday at IU Health
Bloomington Hospital.

"Indiana University has lost an irreplaceable and magnificent treasure with
the passing of Elinor Ostrom," IU President Michael A. McRobbie said in a
statement. "Throughout her lifetime, Lin has brought distinction to the
university though her groundbreaking work."

Ostrom was senior research director of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom
Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Distinguished Professor
and Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts
and Sciences, and professor in the School of Public and Environmental

In 2009, Ostrom received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences<>
for her research on the ways that people organize themselves to manage
resources. She was the first and to date the only woman to be awarded the
economics prize.

In April 2012, she was named to the Time 100<>,
Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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