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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $276,000 grant to Chemistry professor Scott Auerbach to study how nanotechnology can be used to produce renewable biofuels.

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Psychology professor Jeffrey D. Blaustein has been named editor-in-chief of the journal Endocrinology following a yearlong search by the Endocrine Society.

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Dolores (Sklepowicz) Masloski, 76, of Whately, a retired dietary worker I, died Oct. 31 in the Western Massachusetts Hospital in Westfield after a period of failing health.

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Four University Health Services staff members and a researcher from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences spoke at the New England College Health Association''s annual meeting held Nov. 1-3 in Portland, Maine.

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M.J. Alhabeeb, associate professor in the Department of Resource Economics, has been selected for inclusion in the 2006-07 edition of Madison Who’s Who of executives and professionals.

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Patty Shea''s 10-year tenure as field hockey coach ended this week as director of Athletics John McCutcheon announced that her contract will not be renewed.

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Peter Coach, 83, of Hadley, a retired maintainer I with Housing Services, died Oct. 27 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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Lori Baronas’ passion for antique cars, particularly her 1917 Ford Model T depot hack, is more well known these days, following a cover story in Hemmings Classic Car magazine’s October issue.

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A team of researchers led by associate professors of Chemistry Mike Barnes and Dhandapani Venkataraman reported the first observation of chiral effects with single molecules in the Nov. 2 edition of Science Express.

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Professor Fredric T. Cohen of the Music and Dance Department will be honored for his more than 32 years of performing with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 4 in Springfield’s Symphony Hall.

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