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The Lark String Quartet, in residency at the Department of Music and Dance, has released a new CD entitled “Klap Ur Handz” on the Endeavor Classics label.

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Communication professor Donal Carbaugh''s book "Cultures in Conversation" has received the Outstanding Book of the Year Award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

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Charles Schweik, associate director of the National Center for Digital Government, was a panelist at the first U.S.-China International Workshop on Digital Government Research and Practice (IntDG 2006) held Oct. 11-13 in Beijing.

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Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, assistant provost and dean for Undergraduate Advising and Learning Communities, has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association''s Academic Reform Curriculum Advisory Board.

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“The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st-Century City,” edited by Geosciences professor Rutherford H. Platt, was recently published by the University of Massachusetts Press in association with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

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John J. Cunningham, interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been reappointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Michael Johanns to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

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Patricia M. (O''Hara) Moriarty, 70, of Hadley, a retired clerk II in Electrical and Computer Engineering, died Oct. 6 at home.

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Peter H. Rossi, 84, of Amherst, the Stuart A. Rice professor emeritus of Sociology and director emeritus of the Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI), died Oct. 7 at home.

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"Sea Cruise," a sabbatical exhibition of seven paintings by Art professor Jerry Kearns, will be on view Oct. 10 to Nov. 10 at the Herter Gallery.

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Ruth Edwina (Larned) Allen, 98, of Amherst, a retired cook in the Dining Commons and alumna, died Oct. 1 at the Buckley Health Care Center.

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