DEATHS

Feng Huang, Grad Student

Feng Huang, a fifth-year graduate student in chemistry, died January 28, after a battle with cancer. He was 29.

Mr. Huang, known to many as "Frank", suffered from leukemia for over a year, during which time he underwent a bone marrow transplant, according to George Palladino, Chemistry Department Vice Chairman .

Mr. Huang obtained his bachelor's degree in 1991 from Nanjing University in China. He came to Penn in 1994 to pursue his doctoral degree in polymer chemistry after teaching and earning his master's degree in chemistry at Kansas State University.

Mr. Huang served as a graduate instructor and research fellow at Penn. Among the many awards he has won, Feng Huang was awarded the Maro Publication's Future Technology Award in 1998.

He is survived by his wife, Xiaorong Wang, a graduate student in the Medical School. A memorial service for the Penn community was held February 2 at Lynch Hall in the Chemistry Building.

Dr. Stein; Mr. Ferrell

At presstime Almanac learned of the deaths of two former members of the University community: Dr. Irvin Stein, former professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Medical School who died at the age of 93 and Robert Ferrell, former director of purchasing at Penn who died at 81. Obituaries for both are scheduled for the next issue.--Ed.


Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 20, February 8, 2000

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