Oreskes, professor at NYC's Hunter College, dies

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NEW YORK (AP) — A professor emeritus at New York City's Hunter College who studied biochemistry and taught laboratory science has died. Irwin Oreskes was 86.

He died on Friday in Manhattan.

Oreskes was a beloved teacher and mentor to generations of students. He was a member of the City University of New York doctoral faculty in biochemistry until his retirement from Hunter College in 2003.

In 1970, he founded the college's Medical Laboratory Sciences Program, the largest clinical technology program in New York state.

He took pride in the economically disadvantaged students and minorities he mentored and encouraged in their careers.

Oreskes was a 1949 graduate of City College. He received a master's degree from Brooklyn College and a doctorate from CUNY. He served in the Army during World War II.

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