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Theresa Austin, professor in language, literacy and culture in the College of Education, was recognized Nov. 22 by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Heritage Language Special Interest Group for her leadership at the council’s annual meeting in San Antonio,...
Assistant professors of political science Kevin L. Young and Bruce Desmarais have received a $77,658 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to study “The Revolving Door in Financial Regulation: Elite Networks and the Consequences of Unequal Access on Policymaking.” The term “...
Tanisha C. Ford, assistant professor of women, gender, sexuality studies, received the A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize for the best article on southern women’s history from the Southern Association for Women Historians during the organization’s annual meeting held Nov. 13-16 in Atlanta. Ford...
The Crop and Weed Science Society of India presented its Life Time Award to professor Prasanta C. Bhowmik of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture during its 5th biennial conference held Nov. 6-9 at the Centre for Human Resource Development, Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya in Kalyani, West...
Alice C. (Bordeaux) Cloutier, 81, Turners Falls, a retired dietary worker I at Worcester Dining Commons, died Nov. 17 at home. Born in Erving she attended local schools in Turners Falls, including Turners Falls High School. She worked on campus from 1977 until her retirement in 1998. She leaves...
Alice May (Pratt) Booth, 97, of Pelham, a retired dining room attendant in Worcester Dining Commons, died Nov. 16 at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst. Born in Shutesbury, she was educated in Shutesbury schools, and she married her late husband Cleon Booth in 1934, moving to Pelham shortly...
Professor Howard Peelle of teacher education and curriculum studies in the College of Education delivered the keynote address on Nov. 6 at the Global Seminar 2014 on Cultivating Synergy between Teaching and Research in Tokyo. Peelle’s address was titled “Teach <=> Research:...
Professor Steven C. Tracy of Afro-American studies recently returned from a two-week visit to China, where he delivered a keynote address, “The French Revolution, King Louis Armstrong, and the Futuristic Jungleism of Jazz,” at the 2nd International Symposium on Ethnic Literature held...

Following its elections, the Linguistic Society of America has named linguistics professor Alice Harris as the next vice president and president-elect of the 5,000-member organization. Harris will assume the role of vice president beginning in 2015, and then serve as president of the LSA in 2016.

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A group of faculty from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences on Sept. 12 visited the headquarters of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. One of 27 institutes that make up the...

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