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"Contemplating Edith Stein," a collection of essays about the Catholic saint and philosopher edited by History professor Joyce Avrech Berkman, was recently published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

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Assistant professor of Theater Milan Dragicevich, who teaches acting, is honing his own dramatic skills in the Hartford Stage''s production of Lorraine Hansberry''s "A Raisin in the Sun."

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A recent production of assistant professor of Theater Paul Walsh’s translation of Henrik Ibsen’s “The Master Builder” earned praise from San Francisco Chronicle critic Robert Hurwitt.

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Professor Carol E. Heim of the Economics Department and the Center for Public Policy and Administration, has been awarded a $40,000 David C. Lincoln Fellowship in Land Value Taxation by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge.

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Mandy Hixon last week was named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s women’s diving coach of the year, the second time in five seasons that she has won the honor.

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Frances Deats, 57, of Sunderland, retired director of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, died Feb. 14 at home.

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George N. Parks, director of the Minuteman Marching Band, has been named to the Bands of America Hall of Fame in Indianapolis, Ind.

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The Board of Trustees voted Feb. 15 to award tenure to seven Amherst campus faculty members.

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The Board of Trustees voted Feb. 15 to approve the appointment with tenure of Teri L. Yohn of Georgetown University as associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, effective Sept. 1.

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Sonia Nieto, professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, presented the Charles W. Hunt Lecture on Jan 30 during the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in San Diego.

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