I am sad to inform you that one of our former faculty members, Prof. Robert Bils, passed away at his home on March 26 at the age of 85. Bob joined our faculty in 1962 and served 37 years before retiring in 1999. Many of us "old-timers" will remember him as a skilled electron microscopist and a very decent man. Among his many accomplishments was his pivotal role in founding of the Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis. His funeral will be held tomorrow, April 12, at 11:00 am at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, with a Celebration of Life to follow at Coco's Restaurant in Montebello at 12:30 pm. Details and directions, and a brief biography of Bob, can be found at http://www.rishermortuary.com/obituaries/Robert-Bils/#!/Obituary.