Columbia University has established a new professorship of geophysics in its School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professorship of Geophysics has been established with an endowment of $1 million. Palisades Geophysical Institute, Inc., a nonprofit research group based in West Nyack, N.Y., provided a gift of $500,000.
The late Maurice Ewing, who died in 1974, was the founder of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory. J. Lamar Worzel, a long-time colleague of Ewing, is now president of the Palisades Geophysical Institute.