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The search committee for dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has invited another candidate, Myron Salamon, for a campus interview.

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Just four months after transferring to UMass Amherst, junior Biology major Simon V. Miner has been awarded a Morris K. Udall Scholarship. He is one of only 81 students in the country to receive the merit-based scholarship.

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Five speakers noted for their innovative work in education, administration, community and human development will be featured at “Human Values and Harmony in Diversity in Educational Systems: an educational symposium” on Thursday, May 19 from 1-3 p.m. in the Campus Center Auditorium.

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John McCarthy, professor and director of the graduate program in Linguistics, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A total of 196 fellows were elected this year.

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Frank Trusdell of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will present the annual R.W. Bromery Lecture in the Department of Geosciences on Wednesday, May 11, at 4:30 p.m. in 231 Herter Hall.

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Noralv Veggeland of Lillehammer University College in Norway will serve as a lecturer in the Center for Public Policy and Administration during the spring 2006 semester through a program sponsored by the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

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The campus community is invited to attend a presentation by William S. McClure, a candidate for director of Continuing and Professional Education, on Friday, May 6 at 10:45 a.m. at the Continuing Education Building, 100 Venture Way in Hadley.

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Student presentations on a wide variety of subjects highlighting the ways that plants enhance our everyday lives will be featured at the Plant, Soil and Insect Science Department’s 18th annual HerbFest on Tuesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in he Student Union Ballroom.

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A team of scientists led by Entomology professor Joseph Elkinton are releasing a few hundred parasitic flies in Hingham on May 4 as part of an effort to control the winter moth, a new invasive species in eastern Massachusetts.

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Excellence in classroom teaching, research and scholarly activity, and academic advising will be recognized May 13 when the campus holds its annual awards banquet. The event is sponsored by the vice provost for Research.

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