Frederick D. Rossini

1965

Frederick D. Rossini

The bestowal of the Laetare Medal in 1965 was unique in that the person honored was simultaneously serving on the University faculty as dean of the College of Science. During his career, Rossini was also a member of the National Academy of Science; president of Sigma Xi, the national professional society for the encouragement of scientific research; and president of the Albertus Magnus Guild, a national association of Catholic scientists. He is author of 11 books and 252 papers, most of them about thermodynamics and thermochemistry.