June 3, 2012

Dear ICEB Friends:

On May 25 at 4:30am we lost our dear friend and 2010 President, Prof. Russell K.H. Ching. Russell has been with us since the day one of inaugural ICEB 2001 Conference. He has been a supportive and instrumental figure for ICEB and was elected to the position of 2008 Conference Chair and 2010 President. He hosted successfully ICEB 2008 in Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii. His publications can be accessed on http://scholar.google.com/ with the keyword of "Russell K.H. Ching". We sadly mourn for this loss and our prayers are with his lovely family. He is survived by his wife, Lisa, and three children, Christopher, Elizabeth, and Samuel.

Respectfully submitted with grief,
Eldon Y. Li
ICEB Webmaster & Former President