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The EMAL community was saddened on May 20th, 2010 by the passing of Eric J. Essene, Emeritus Professor of Geological Sciences and the former Associate Director of the Central Campus EMAL. Eric was a tireless supporter of the lab, and was always keen to see that it was well equipped and well run. Eric was one of the most enthusiastic practitioners of electron microprobe analysis. Until very recently, he was a prolific contributer to the Microbeam Analysis Society listserver, offering newcomers to the field and veterans alike his sage advice on how to handle the most difficult of mineral analyses. He was an excellent teacher and a great guy. He will be sorely missed by both EMAL users and the general microanalysis community.
His obiturary can be found at Mlive.com. Donations in his honor can be made to the Eric J. Essene Endowment for Graduate Student Fellowships c/o Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2534 C C Little Bldg, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005 or online.