Gene Herrin, the Shuler-Foscue Chair of Geological Sciences at Southern Methodist University, died on 20 November 2010, a day after his 81st birthday and two days after teaching his final seismology class. His 60-year career in geophysics research and teaching is marked with awards, benchmark research contributions, and leadership (often outside of visibility) in the university and geophysics community.

Gene's professional association with the Department of Earth Sciences (formerly Geology) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) began as an instructor in 1955 and then progressed to assistant professor in 1958, associate professor in 1961, professor in 1964, and Shuler-Foscue Professor...

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