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Richard “Dick” N. White, the James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering Emeritus of the School of Civil and Enviromnental Engineering (CEE), died at the age of 75. He was one of Cornell’s most distinguished faculty members for 38 years until his retirement in 1999. Among his numerous appointments and positions at Cornell, he most notably served as Director of the School of CEE (1978-84) and as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs of the College of Engineering (1987-90). He was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1992 and was an Honorary Member of two prominent national civil engineering societies, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He was particularly active in the latter and served as its President in 1997-98.

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