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Cecilia C. Pesienski, 83, of South Windsor, Conn., a retired typist I in the Admissions Office, died Nov. 3 at home.

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Constance (Shaw) Phelps Vollinger, 59, of Chicopee, clerk III in the Classics Department, died Nov. 11 at home.

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The Board of Trustees voted Nov. 8 to award tenure to four Amherst campus faculty.

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Miles A. Seaver, 77, retired operations manager at the University Store, died Nov. 8 at Sunbridge of Hadley.

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Emil J. Lesenski, 79, of Whately, a former senior clerk in Duplicating, died Nov. 4 in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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James P. O’Connell, 75, of Leverett, a retired associate professor of Accounting and Information Systems, died Nov. 1 at Harborside Heathcare-Westwood in Keene, N.H.

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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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