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Jim Kurose, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Computer Research Association, a group of more than 900 North American organizations active in computing research.

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Brian Levine, associate professor of Computer Science, was honored May 3 for excellence in science and technology by the alumni association of the University at Albany, where he received his B.S. in 1994.

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For the second straight year and a record ninth time, softball coach Elaine Sortino this week earned Coach of the Year honors from the Atlantic 10 Conference.

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Lynn Omasta, contract and purchasing manager at Facilities and Campus Planning, has been selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as Hatfield’s Unsung Heroine of 2008.

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Lisa D. Sanders, assistant professor of Psychology, has been awarded a four-year, $300,000 grant by the John Merck Fund to support her research on how selective attention deficits contribute to language processing disorders.

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The campus is invited to a retirement party for Gordon Wyse, professor of Biology and associate dean of Academic Affairs for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, on Wednesday, May 14 at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center lobby.

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Distinguished Professor Joseph Goldstein of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has been named the recipient of the Peter Duncumb Award for excellence in microanalysis given by the Microbeam Analysis Society.

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Psychology professor Icek Aizen will be a visiting fellow at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University in Milan, Italy from May 19-30.

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Four assistants have joined the staff of new head men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg, including Adam Ginsburg, who has been an assistant coach for the Minutemen the past three seasons.

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A benefit is being held Saturday, May 10 from 2-8 p.m. at the Millers Pub in Millers Falls to assist campus employee Susan Reipold and her family, who lost their house in a fire on April 18.

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