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Peter Wegner Awarded Austria's Medal of Honor

    At an October 17 luncheon at Brown's Faculty Club, Professor Emeritus Peter Wegner was awarded Austria's Ehrenkreuz (Medal of Honor) for his scientific contributions. (Wegner, born an Austrian citizen, went from there to England as a refugee at the age of six.) The Austrian consul in New York, Mr. Harald Miltner, presented the award and gave a gracious speech describing Peter's life and work in computer science. After lunch everyone adjourned to a reception in CS's atrium, featuring a chocolate cake frosted with a large reproduction of the medal. Congratulations, Peter!