Sulfurous chemical known as ‘smell of the sea’ serves as clarion call for coral pathogens.
A memorial service will be held Monday, March 28, at 3pm in the MIT Chapel for Professor Roger G. Burns. Dr. Burns, a professor of mineralogy and geochemistry in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, died January 7 at the age of 56. A reception will follow the service in the Ida Green Room (54-923) of the Green Building.
Beverly A. Robinson
Funeral services were held March 9 for Beverly Ann Robinson, 50, staff administrator in operations and systems, who died suddenly on March 3. Mrs. Robinson, a Cambridge resident, had worked at MIT since 1970. In 1983 she was received a Black Achiever Award in the Boston YMCA Program.Mrs. Robinson is survived by two daughters, Teresa of Dorchester and Renee of Boston; a son, Paul Robinson Jr. of Somerville; her mother, Carrie Richardson of Cambridge, and three grandchildren.
Word has been received of the February 3 death of Elizabeth Alberts, 88, of Chestnut Hill. Mrs. Alberts was a support staff member in mathematics from 1960 until her retirement in 1971. She leaves a son, William Alberts, and a daughter, Audrey Meirs.
A version of this article appeared in the March 16, 1994 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 38, Number 26).