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Chemical engineer George Huber, whose quick, single-step process for turning sawdust, plant stalks and other cellulosic waste into green gasoline was featured in a recent cover story in Scientific American magazine, has again received high-profile, national recognition for biofuels research, this time in the National Science Foundation’s online magazine, Science Nation.

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Robert (Bob) G. Light, 79, retired associate dean of the College of Food and natural Resources and former associate director of the Cooperative Extension Service, formerly of South Deerfield, died Aug. 15 at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Fla.

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An international research team headed by Elizabeth Dumont, Biology, is studying the wrinkle-faced, fruit-eating bat Centurio senex for clues to how it uses its powerful jaws.

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M.V. Lee Badgett, professor of Economics and director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, has just published a new book, “When Gay People Get Married: What Happens when Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage.”

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Richard “Dick” Clark Jr., 70, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Education and former dean of the College of Education at UMass Boston, died Aug. 11.

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The National Science Foundation has awarded Sylvia Brandt, assistant professor of Resource Economics, and an interdisciplinary team of researchers $1.19 million to study the effects of climate change on Mid-Atlantic fisheries.

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Richard E. du Bois, 85, of Williamsburg, professor emeritus of Music, died Aug. 6 at Baystate Medical Center after a long illness.

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Catherine Portuges, director of the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies, served as co-curator of “Check the Gate 2: 1989 and Beyond,” a festival of screenings and discussions of Central European film held June 25-30 at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London.

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Susan Chinman is the new director of Administrative Services in the Graduate School.

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Gerard A. Ouimette, 63, of Ware, an electrician with the Office of Information Technologies, died Aug. 2.

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