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Paul R. Fisette, associate professor of Natural Resources Conservation and director of the Building Materials and Wood Technology Program, has been reappointed to a three-year term on the Board of Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (BICE) of the National Academy of Sciences. His new term extends to September 2008.

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Nicholas DeCristofaro has been named the director of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP).

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Psychology professor Susan Whitbourne was honored at the “Twenty-Sixth Eminent Women in Psychology Symposium: Historical and Personal Perspectives” during the American Psychological Association’s 113th annual convention held Aug. 18-21 in Washington, D.C.

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Edward J. Sacco, 81, of South Deerfield, retired assistant food manager in the dining halls, died Sept. 22 at home after a period of failing health.

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Four campus staff are pictured in a "Faces of Advancement" feature in the July/August issue of CASE Currents magazine, published by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

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Deborah Good, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, and Robert Griffin, Hospitality and Travel Management, were among five University system faculty recognized Sept. 23 for their cutting-edge work using technology to assess student learning.

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The Faculty Senate on Sept. 22 reelected Psychology professor Richard Bogartz as chair of its Rules Committee and chose Maurianne Adams of the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services to fill an at-large seat on the committee.

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Michael Grabscheid of Amherst has been tapped to lead marketing and communications initiatives for Outreach programs, according to Vice Provost Sharon Fross.

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Richard J. Farris, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, has been chosen to receive the 2006 Polymer Analysis Division Founder’s Award from the Society of Plastic Engineers.

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William J. MacKnight, Wilmer D. Barrett Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, has been chosen to receive the American Chemical Society’s Paul J. Flory Education Award for 2006.

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