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         Reader comments        an official cause of death, but have ruled it accidental.
         Night & Day            University President Alan Krautstengl was on hand at
                                Carey’s memorial service Aug. 30 in Colorado Springs,
         Prague Fringe weblog   Colorado, where he formally announced that AAU’s law
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         Gallery Review         Carey’s death, the law school’s re-dedication is a fitting       AAU co-founder Carey, 46, died Aug. 7 at his home
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         Special Sections       “He was a really great professor, and it’s a tragic loss for all of us,” said Václav Šmejkal, dean of AAU’s
         Real Estate            School of Law, adding that Carey had recently advised a student who went on to achieve the school
                                board’s most exceptional mark on a thesis. “It will be extremely difficult to replace him as both a
         Schools & Education    colleague and a friend.”
         Health & Wellness      According to Šmejkal, Carey’s lecture techniques frequently diverted from Central and East European
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         Purchase online        Students said they quickly learned to appreciate Carey’s more subjective approach to legal studies.
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         Visitor Information    knows how much pain I’m feeling about his loss. I hope he knew how much we loved him.” She went
         Dining Guide           on to recall Carey’s warm congratulations following her thesis dissertation, after which he plaintively
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         Galleries              A native of Minneapolis, Carey moved to Prague shortly after the 1989 revolution and helped found the
                                Anglo-American College in Prague in 1990 (the institution gained university status in 2008). He served               Foreigner
         Photo galleries        as the founding dean of the university’s legal studies program, where fellow faculty members say he                  You must be able
         Multimedia galleries   was admired for his thorough knowledge in various law divisions.                                                     to communicate in
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         For Rent               to that, he served for several years in the U.S. Air Force, which included service in Germany. As an                 permanent stay.
                                attorney, Carey specialized in contract and property law. But friends say he always felt he was born to              www.jazykovaagentura.cz
         Job Offers             teach, and the post-communist Czech Republic provided him with a great environment to do so.
         Reservations           “I will remember the happiness in his eyes when his students were doing well, his pride when talking                 Education
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