Mrs. Lawn, Physics
Mrs. Barbara Lawn, a retired research specialist in the department of physics, died January 25 at the age of 71.
Mrs. Lawn received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1951 from Penn. She served as research specialist in the physics department for 32-years, from 1966 until 1998.
Dr. Bob Giegengack, the Davidson Kennedy Professor in the department of earth and environmental science recalled, "I worked closely with Barbara on several different projects. In 1985, when we set out to build a lab to process samples we were then preparing for analysis of cosmogenic radionuclides, we persuaded Barbara to come out of retirement and run that lab, which required very different skills and was extremely challenging. Barbara was enormously competent, absolutely reliable, full of good ideas, and full of good cheer. I greatly enjoyed her company."
She is survived by her husband, Stuart; daughter, Sandie Keane; son, Steven; brother, Richard; and granddaughter, Sarah.
Ms. Yoon, GSE Graduate Student
Caroline Yoon, a first-year graduate student in the Graduate School of Education, died on March 3 from a motorcycle accident while visiting friends at the University of Illinois. She was 22 years old.
Ms. Yoon received her B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in2005. She was at Penn in hopes of teaching English as a second language.
Ms. Yoon is survived by her parents, Sun Sil and Won Yoon; and her brother, William.
In last week’s issue, the obituary for Dr. Ann Miller misspelled her husband’s name. It should have read Ervin. We regret the error. —Eds.
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Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 26, March 21, 2006
March 21, 2006
Volume 52 Number 26