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2008-06-27 00:00:39

Leonid Hurwicz, an emeritus professor at the University of Minnesota who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year, has died. He was 90. Hurwicz, who lived in Minneapolis, became ill about a week before his death Tuesday night, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.