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Carol A. Barr, associate professor in the Department of Sport Management, will be introduced as president of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) at its annual convention from May 30 to June 3 in Kansas City, Mo.

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The doctoral program in the Psychology of Peace and Prevention of Violence is convening a weekend conference to honor retiring professor Ervin Staub, the program’s founding director.

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Mary Louise Casa, 58, of Colrain, clerk III in the Library, died May 1 at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield.

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Ethel H. David, 93, of Northampton and formerly of Amherst, retired principal clerk in the President’s Office, died April 28 at Hampshire Care in Leeds.

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Three members of the faculty and staff have received the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award for the 2005-06 year, according to Ginger Etinde of the Provost’s Office.

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Six faculty members have been chosen as 2006-07 Family Research Scholars by the Center for Research on Families.

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John M. Clark, an environmental toxicologist in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, is part of a team of researchers that has been given the green light to take steps towards sequencing the genome of the human body louse.

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"Free Spirits," a new, feature-length documentary film by Communication Department lecturer Bruce Geisler about a renowned Western Massachusetts commune and its notorious founder, Michael Metelica, will be shown May 6-7 at 4:15 and 6:45 p.m. at the Academy of Music in Northampton.

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Norma Jean Anderson, 74, of Shutesbury, professor emeritus of Education and an advocate for educational access and diversity, died April 25.

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Leevine McCray, 47, of Amherst, a maintainer I with Housing Services, was killed April 23 after his car hit a tree on Route 9 in Belchertown.

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