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Joseph Penzien, Earthquake Engineering Pioneer, passed away on September 19

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

A Celebration of Life for Joseph Penzien is being planned for the afternoon or evening of Saturday, November 12, 2011 in or near Berkeley, California. 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.

Visit the website for the celebration event to share your comments and thoughts about Joe.