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2014 News in Brief



Professor Emeritus Charles (Chuck) Ladd, geotechnical expert, dies

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Professor Emertius Ladd Charles (Chuck) Cushing Ladd III ’55, SM ’57, ScD ’61 died on Aug. 4, 2014, surrounded by his family. A faculty member from 1961 until retirement in 2001, he was a gifted teacher and much-lauded researcher on large complex projects. He was a distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and won many of their important awards, including the Outstanding Project and Leaders lifetime achievement award for his contributions to geotechnical engineering. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 22 at 3 pm at the West Concord Union Church, 1317 Main St, Concord, Mass. Read more about his life: