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COLLEGE OF MINES, EARTH SCIENCES AT U. PLANS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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The University of Utah College of Mines and Earth Sciences will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Oct. 24-25 with a look at challenges met and challenges to come.

Six of the college's former deans, including the first, 90-year-old Carl J. Christensen will be honored during a banquet Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6:15 p.m. in the A. Ray Olpin Union ballroom. Armand J. Eardley, who succeeded Christensen as dean, will be honored posthumously.Christensen was dean from 1948 to 1954. Eardley died in 1972 after serving as dean from 1954 to 1965. Norma Ashton Eardley will accept the award on behalf of her late husband.

The other deans scheduled to attend are George R. Hill (1965-1972); Alex G. Oblad (1972-1975); Laurence H. Lattman (1975-1983); Milton E. Wadsworth (1983-1991); and Dr. Francis H. Brown, who became the seventh dean on Sept. 15.

The college offers teaching and research programs in synthetic fuels, new coal technology, comminution and ore processing, metallurgy, mining technology, mine design, mineral economics, geology, geophysics, earthquake studies, paleontology and stratigraphy, meteorology and materials and equipment testing.

G. Frank Joklik, president and chief executive officer of Kennecott Corp., will speak at 8:35 p.m. on Oct. 24 on the subject "Minerals, Technology and the Environment." Kennecott is sponsoring the centennial observance. There will be several other events.