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Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, recently received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Honors of the Association award, the highest tribute the organization can give one of its members.

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Communication professor Marty Norden served as a jury member for the biennial “Wie Wir Leben!” (“The Way We Live!”) international short film festival held Nov. 7-10 in Munich, Germany.

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“The New Time Travelers: A Journey to the Frontiers of Physics,” by David Toomey, assistant professor of English, was reviewed in the Nov. 22 issue of the journal Nature.

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When UMass Police officer Sean Ward’s National Guard unit was called up last summer for duty in Iraq, it not only meant saying goodbye to family and friends, but also to Zeke, his canine partner of nearly two years.

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Ella Bernice (Jones) Fritsch, 91, of Whately, a retired senior clerk and stenographer in Athletics, died Nov. 16 at home.

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Biology professor Patricia Wadsworth won sixth place in the 2007 Olympus Bioscapes International Digital Imaging Competition with her photograph of a mammalian cell in the process of cell division.

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Associate professor of Mathematics and Statistics Panayotis G. Kevrekidis has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship to spend up to a year in Germany.

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First-year field hockey coach Justine Sowry was named Division I Coach of the Year by WomensFieldHockey.com on Nov. 19 after leading the Minutewomen (14-9, 6-1 A-10) to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2001.

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Professor Anna Nagurney was honored Nov. 6 in Seattle during the annual meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) with the 2007 Award for the Advancement of Women in OR/MS.

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Three faculty members from the Community Health Studies Department presented their research at the 135th annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, held Nov. 4-7 in Washington, D.C.

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