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Psychology professor Richard P. Halgin has been appointed by Gov. Deval L. Patrick to the state Board of Registration of Psychologists.

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The Board of Trustees voted Dec. 11 to award tenure to Boris Svistunov, associate professor of Physics, and approve the appointment with tenure of Christopher Agoglia, associate professor of Accounting and Information Systems.

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Angel G. Ramirez, 83, of Amherst, a retired member of the campus’ Army ROTC unit and the Division of Continuing Education, died Dec. 10.

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Catherine A. (Hayes) Kolakoski, 89, of South Deerfield, a retired junior sales clerk at the University Store, died at home Dec. 15.

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Jeffrey Tenenbaum, 63, of Amherst, a retired reference librarian, died Dec. 9, after being struck by a train.

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Helen (Sacco) Perry, 79, of Westfield and formerly of Sunderland, a retired clerk IV in Music and Dance, died Dec. 12 at home after a period of failing health.

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Al Byam, manager of Transit Services, has been appointed to the American Public Transportation Association’s Workforce Development Blue Ribbon Panel.

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Professor Harold D. Grotevant, the Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology, has been appointed to the board of consulting editors of the Journal of Family Psychology, effective Jan. 1.

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Theresa Austin, associate professor in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies Department, and doctoral student Katya Ites presented papers at the national conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, held Nov. 20-23 in Orlando, Fla.

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Hockey coach Don “Toot” Cahoon recorded his 300th career win Dec. 5 as the Minutemen defeated UConn 5-1 at the Mullins Center.

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