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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Geoffrey J. D. Hewings
607 S. Mathews,
Room 318, M/C 151
Urbana, IL 61801-3671
217-333-4740 (phone)
217-244-9339 (fax)

In Memoriam

Becky Zerlentes Weiler died unexpectedly in Colorado on Sunday April 3, 2005. Becky obtained her Ph.D. at Illinois, developing a model to integrate economic and ecological interactions in Mexican maquilladora border communities. During her time in REAL, she brought a sense of fun, enthusiasm and an infectious sense of humor; she took her work seriously but never herself. She was open, caring and a true exemplar of the human spirit. Our thoughts go out to her husband, Stephan Weiler, and to her family. Stephan and Becky met at the Regional Science Association International meetings in Washington, DC almost a decade ago; theirs was a marriage brought together by science but sustained by a mutual love that was as warm as it was endearing. We will miss her.