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Panos Kevrekidis, associate professor of Mathematics and Statistics, and colleagues report in the journal Physical Review Letters that they have confirmed the mathematical prediction of oscillations and interactions of dark solitons behaving like particles at the coldest temperatures in the universe, a few billionths of a degree Kelvin.

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Christopher Shanky, a licensed independent clinical social worker, has joined the Mental Health staff of University Health Services.

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Professor Stephen Clingman participated with author Caryl Phillips in an event in the English department at Yale University on Oct. 3.

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“Trees!,” an exhibit of photos, paintings and woven paper by Elisa Campbell is on view at the Leverett Library through Nov. 4.

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Anna Sargent Russell, 87, a longtime resident of both Northampton and Ashfield and retired lecturer in the School of Education, died Oct. 2 at the Center for Extended Care in Amherst.

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Emanuel L. Rubin, 73, of Amherst, professor of Music and Judaic Studies, died Oct. 4 at a local rehabilitation center.

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Barton Byg, professor in German and Scandinavian Studies and director of the DEFA Film Library, introduced the West Coast DVD premiere of the film “Goya” on Oct. 18 at the Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

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The Board of Trustees voted Sept. 26 to award tenure to six faculty members and approved the appointment of two professors with tenure.

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Duncan Irschick, assistant professor of Biology, is scheduled to appear on the Science Channel’s “Weird Connections” on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 p.m.

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“What Price Utopia? Essays on Ideological Policing, Feminism, and Academic Affairs,” by Daphne Patai, professor of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, was published earlier this year by Rowman & Littlefield.

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