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In Memoriam
Ken Tenore

Ken Tenore in his office - photo by Harold Anderson
Dr. Tenore addressing REU undergraduate summer fellows in 2004. Photo by Harold Anderson.

Kenneth Tenore, the director of the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory from 1984-2005, passed away on May 7, 2006. His absence will be felt not only by the CBL community, but also by the many individuals he touched in local, state, national, and international environmental circles. Among the legacies he leaves at CBL are improved facilities, an outstanding faculty, and highly regarded programs in environmental chemistry and toxicology. He was passionate about the ethics of science and about passing this knowledge on to students. He developed and taught a course in science and ethics with collaborators from the University of Notre Dame that was offered to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Maryland and St. Mary's College of Maryland.

During Tenore's directorship, he founded and directed the Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT), which is fostering the use of sensor technologies for environmental monitoring in coastal areas around the nation. He also led international marine research programs that involved scientists from the United States, Spain, and Portugal. At the time of his death, he was leading the Navigator Project, an international effort supported by the National Science Foundation and the Luso-American Foundation to characterize and compare the ecology of coastal seas around the world.

Friends and colleagues of Dr. Tenore have established a memorial fund in his name to support graduate education at CBL. Donations can be sent to: The Dr. Kenneth R. Tenore Fund for Graduate Education, CBL, P.O. Box 38, Solomons, MD 20688. Checks should be written to the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc.

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