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Memorial service for Ib Svendsen set Jan. 26

12:01 p.m., Jan. 24, 2005--A memorial service for Ib A. Svendsen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Ocean Engineering at UD, will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, in Mitchell Hall. (The service originally was scheduled at 2 p.m.)

Dr. Svendsen, who died Dec. 19, joined the UD faculty in 1987 as chairperson of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a joint appointment in the College of Marine Studies. He was named Distinguished Professor of Ocean Engineering in 1996, and, when he retired in 2004, he was awarded emeritus status.

Contributions may be made to the Ib A. Svendsen Endowment, c/o Deirdre Smith, 101H DuPont Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Checks should be made payable to the University of Delaware, with the memo line indicating that the donation is for the Ib A. Svendsen Endowment. This endowment will be used to support international travel for civil engineering graduate students.

To learn more about Dr. Svendsen, click here or visit the In Memoriam 2004 page of UDaily, where his obituary is posted in the Faculty and Staff column.

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