Science - May 29, 2008

In mourning

The academic community in Wageningen attended a memorial service on Wednesday 21 May, organised by CASSW for the victims of the earthquake in the province of Sichuan in China. It was an opportunity to express sympathy with members of the Chinese community in Wageningen.

The death toll from the devastating earthquake now stands at over 67,000. Those attending the ceremony received a green armband, symbolising the fleetingness of life as well as the renewal of life. President of the Executive Board of WUR, Aalt Dijkhuizen, the mayor of Wageningen, Geert van Rumund, and the Chinese ambassador were present.