Pablo Debenedetti, Class of 1950 Professor in
Engineering and Applied, has been elected to the National
Academy of Engineering (NAE). He was cited for "microscopic
theory and application of supercritical and metastable
Michael Lemonick, visiting lecturer in
Astrophysical Sciences, has been named winner of the 1999
American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award for his
book Other Worlds: The Search for Life in the Universe.
Walter L. Nollner, 77, professor of music, emeritus,
died on February 19.
Born and raised in Oakland, Calif.,
Nollner earned BA and MA degrees at the University of
California, Berkeley and studied at Trinity College of Music
in London, where he won awards for piano. During World War
II he was a cryptographer in the Army. In 1950 he joined the
faculty at Williams College, where he taught, conducted the
glee club and performed as a pianist.
He came to Princeton as assistant
professor of music in 1958 and served as conductor of the
University Glee Club. He taught courses in vocal music until
1973, when he became director of Chapel Music and conductor
of the Chapel Choir as well as of the glee club, positions
he held until his retirement in 1993.
Nollner is survived by his wife, Diana;
and children Wendy, Phillip and Michael.
Obituaries of retired employees
November: Arthur Blackwell, 88 (1942-73,
December: James Briscoe, 82 (1946-80, Building
Services); and Ralph Gonichelis, 74 (1963-90, Art
January: Mary Cochran, 84 (1965-79, Physics);
Charles Thaxton, 78 (1966-86, Building Services); Robert
Buckler, 70 (1962-94, Vice President for Facilities and GM
Plant); and Alexander Wainwright, 82 (1946-82, Library)