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Carmina Virgili

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Nationality  Spain

Name  Carmina Virgili
Carmina Virgili wwwubeduwebubgaleriesimatgesnoticies20130
Born  19 June 1927Barcelona
Died  November 21, 2014, Barcelona, Spain

Professor Carmina Virgili or Carmina Virgili i Rodon (19 June 1927 – 21 November 2014) was a Spanish Professor, politician and geologist.

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Life

Carmina Virgili Carmina Virgili defensora de la libertad y la inteligencia Espaa

Virgili was born in Barcelona on 19 June 1927. She was the youngest of two children born to Guillem Virgili and Carme Rodón Pelegri. Her family were politically Catalan and they spoke Catalan at home. At the time they were obliged to speak Spanish when outside their home. She was very close to her mother throughout her life. Her mother was a pharmacist who sometimes taught in the school of agriculture. During the Spanish Civil War they lived in the province of Barcelona in the town of Igualada.

Carmina Virgili Virgili i Rodon Carmina Galeria de cientfics catalans

Virgil entered the University of Barcelona where she took the geographer Salvador Llovet as a mentor. She was a keen student who had the active support of her family. After gaining an honours degree in Natural Science in 1949 she went into teaching at schools in the area of the Catalan county of Vallès. Whilst she was teaching she co-authored an introductory textbook for the natural sciences. This book was successful and ran to many editions.

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In August 1953 Barcelona university created a degree in Geology which they separated from the subject of Natural Sciences. Virgili joined the new department.

Carmina Virgili Virgili i Rodon Carmina Galeria de cientfics catalans

She gained a doctorate in geology in 1956 at the University of Barcelona. In 1963 she became the first woman professor at the University of Oviedo. She was the third woman to become a professor in Spain. She was the first Dean in 1977.

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From 1982 to 1985 she was Junior Minister for Universities and Research. From 1996 to 2000 she was a Socialists' Party of Catalonia senator representing Barcelona.

Carmina Virgili Universitat de Barcelona Acto de homenaje a la Dra Carmina

In 2008 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Genoa. She wrote over 100 publications and she received numerous honours including a Gold Medal from the University of Barcelona in 2011.

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Virgili died in Barcelona on 21 November 2014. She died single, without children, and left her body to science.

References

Carmina Virgili Wikipedia


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