October 5th, 2005

Mourning the death of Dr. Tony Qamar

Dr. Tony Qamar, Washington State Seismologist, University of Washington research professor, talented alpine climber, Burning Man veteran, member of my Ph.D. committee, and absolutely my favorite person on the ESS (ex-Geophysics) faculty, was killed yesterday in a car accident on the Olympic Peninsula. He was 62.

Some of you knew him as "that old guy who would practically fly up the IMA climbing wall". I knew him as a talented colleague, a friend, and a valued member of my Ph.D. thesis committee.

Also killed was Dr. Dan Johnson of the University of Puget Sound. I didn't know him particularly well, but he was a talented volcanologist and a good guy.

Details are sketchy but it sounds like a logging truck was responsible.
Earring, Blonder, Cuff
  • zeblith

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What's with everyone congregated outside the entrance to Haggett Hall right now? Somebody's got a megaphone, and apparantly they're very excited. I'm not able to make out a word of it, but damn, they're loud.

I'm confused why open door night tonight for Haggett goes well into the quiet hours. Why is that? I know there's a lot of building to go through(More than McCarty, anyway. I'm a fan of their open door nights, I kinda snuck in on South Tower's just for the hell of it.), so why not just shove the start time back? O_x;
  • cow

wanted: language tutor

Is there anyone in this community (or do you know anyone) who speaks the Moroccan dialects of French and Arabic and who would be willing to tutor me over the course of the next school year?