Bernice Ackerman Bernice Ackerman, retired head of the meteorology section of the Illinois State Water Survey, died July 5 at her home in Lake View, Ill. She was 70. One of the first women in her profession, Ackerman received her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago. From 1948 to 1952, she worked for the Weather Bureau in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, Mo. For 13 years, Ackerman was a meteorologist at UC's Cloud Physics Laboratory; she also had an appointment on the university's geophysics faculty for two years. Ackerman taught at Texas A&M and worked at Argonne National Laboratory before joining the UI-based survey in 1972. She retired from the survey in 1988. Edward J. Scott Edward J. Scott, professor emeritus of mathematics, died June 29 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was 82. Scott earned his master's degree from Vanderbilt University, and a doctorate from Cornell University. Before joining the UI mathematics faculty in 1946, he taught at Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland and the Lawrence Institute of Technology, Detroit. At the UI, Scott taught mathematical physics and partial differential equations until his retirement in 1983. Survivors include his wife, Jane; a stepdaughter; and two granddaughters. Robert F. Long Robert F. Long, a 30-year employee of the UI's Cooperative Extension Service died at home in Urbana on July 7. He was 73. Long earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the UI. He retired from the university in 1981. Surviving him are his wife, Dorothy; three daughters; a son; 10 grandchildren; and three brothers.