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Graduate students in the Language, Literacy, and Culture concentration have recently received national and international recognition for their research, according to Theresa Austin, associate professor in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

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Steven F. Ball, 85, of Leverett, a retired tractor driver in the Veterinary and Animals Sciences Department, Nov. 3 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.

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Harry Rockland-Miller, director of Mental Health Services, presented a workshop on “Situational Leadership” at the annual meeting of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors held Nov. 3-7 in Indianapolis.

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Magdalena Bezanilla, assistant professor of Biology, has been awarded a $625,000 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering.

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Stephen I. Allen, 92, of Amherst, a retired associate professor of Mathematics and Statistics, died Oct. 29 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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Albert “Sunny” Cooke, 74, of Amherst, a retired cook I, died Nov. 4 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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Ximena Zúñiga, associate professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services, was an invited presenter at the international seminar on “Intercultural Dialogue: Challenges for the Democracy and the Human Rights,” held Oct. 24-25 in Santiago, Chile.

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Vincent C. Brann, 80, professor emeritus of Theater, died Oct. 26, at the Calvin Coolidge Rehabilitation Center in Northampton.

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George Huber of Chemical Engineering will deliver a lecture on “Breaking the Chemical and Engineering Barriers to Lignocellulosic Biofuels” on Friday, Nov. 2 as part of the celebration over his recent appointment as the Armstrong Professional Development Professor.

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Interest in alternative investments is keen in South Korea, according to Finance professor Hossein Kazemi, who recently attended a conference on the subject sponsored by the country’s leading financial newspaper.

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