Weekly Bulletin
March 6, 2000
Vol. 89, No. 19
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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 fluids."

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, Maintenance)

December: James Briscoe, 82 (1946-80, Building Services); and Ralph Gonichelis, 74 (1963-90, Art Museum)

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)