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Joseph Penzien, Earthquake Engineering Pioneer, Passed Away on Sep 19

Joseph Penzien, a world renowned pioneer and leader in the field of earthquake engineering, passed away on September 19, 2011 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Redwood City, California. Highlights of Joe's distinguished career are recounted in the 2004 EERI Connections Oral History of Joseph Penzien which can be downloaded at: (3.2 MB PDF File).

A Celebration of Life for Joseph Penzien is being planned for Saturday, November 12, 2011 beginning at 4:30 PM at the University of California, Berkeley Faculty Club.  If you are interested in joining his friends and family at this gathering, or participating in other activities to honor his legacy, please sign up to receive further information at: