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Science Hall renamed for Philip, Neva Abelson
August 23, 2002

Washington State University will honor two of its most prestigious, internationally recognized science alumni, Philip and Neva Abelson, on Friday, Sept. 6, when Science Hall is renamed for the couple.The naming of Abelson Hall was suggested by faculty from the College of Science and recommended for Board of Regents’ action by President V. Lane Rawlins.Philip Abelson, 89, a nuclear research pioneer and an avid promoter of scientific research, received the university’s first Regents’ Distinguished Alumni Award in 1962. Neva, who codeveloped a critical blood factor test that is used worldwide, received the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1989. Neva died earlier this year.But the Abelson … » More …