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Death of Dr. Roll, Civil Engineering

Dr. Frederic Roll, emeritus professor of civil engineering, died on April 29 at the age of 80.

Dr. Roll earned a B.A. in civil engineering at City College of New York in 1944 and earned a masters and Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1949 and 1957 respectively. He joined the Penn faculty in 1957 and remained here until he retired in 1986.

He was co-author of The International Handbook of Structural Concrete, a book that was a milestone in the field. In 1963 and 1964 he was a visiting research fellow at the Cement and Concrete Association, England. He served as president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, an organization that named him Structural Engineer of the Year in 1987.

Dr. Roll is survived by his wife, Christine. There will be a memorial service on Monday, May 13, at noon in the social room of the Philadelphian, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 428 Exton Commons, Exton, PA, 19341.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 33, May 7, 2002


May 7, 2002
Volume 48 Number 33

A memorial gathering will be held at noon today, in remembrance of Shannon Shieber who was killed four years ago today.

This year's Perkins Award goes to a long-time member of the GSFA faculty.
The School of Veterinary Medicine awards to seven members of its faculty.
The Penn's Way 2002 campaign raised over $400,000.
Speaking Out on Bicyclists vs Pedestrians, and Convenience vs. Confidentiality.
Death of Dr. Frederic Roll, emeritus professor of civil engineering.
Reports from the Senate Committee on the Faculty as well as the Senate Committee on Administration, along with Procedures Regarding Misconduct in Research and Policy for Postdoctoral Fellows.
Two faculty are named to the National Academy of Sciences and one to AAAS.
The expanded PENNCard Policy covers emergency events.
The Three-Year Academic Calendar covers through 2004-2005.