George EB. Morren, died on 09/29/2011. Professor Emeritus Morren was a member of the Human Ecology Department.
October 18th, 2011, beginning at 6:00 pm
in the Cook Campus Center, Multi-purpose Room B &C. 59 Biel Road New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Dr. George Morren was a founding member and former Chair of the Department of Human Ecology at Cook College. A pioneering anthropologist, George conducted extensive research on the Miyanmin tribe in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. He was also a pioneer in the use of GPS and remote sensing to document human impacts on the environment. George was very active in his community, serving as Mayor of Rocky Hill, NJ in 2006. He led the successful fight against a proposal by a convenience store to build a 12-pump gas station atop a well that is a major source of drinking water for the town. George retired from Rutgers in 2009.
A memorial fund is being set up in Dr. Morren’s name to benefit graduate students. For those interested in making a donation, please make out checks to the “Rutgers University Foundation” and please include George Morren’s name in the note. Donations can be sent to Kelly Watts, Associate Dean of Development, Suite 111, 88 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.
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