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Nellie E. (Tidlund) Bristol, 87, a retired clerk in Physics and Astronomy, died Oct. 12 at the Center for Extended Care in Amherst.

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Comparative Literature professor Catherine Portuges gave a Mellon Lecture on “Muslims and Jews in Recent French Cinema” for the department of French and Francophone studies at the University of California, Los Angeles on Oct.9.

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Three University Health Services staff members were featured speakers at the combined annual meetings of the New England College Health Association and the New York State College Health Association held Oct. 10–12 in Saratoga, N.Y.

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Virginia Eloise (Dakin) Grahame, 95, of Amherst, a retired instructor in the English Department, died Oct. 8 at Applewood.

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Professor Phillip R. Westmoreland of Chemical Engineering has been elected to the board of directors of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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Melissa Mueller last month joined the Classics Department as an assistant professor.

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Officers Aaron Boesch and Mike Williams are on duty with the UMass Amherst Police Department after completing a three-month field training program last month.

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Juan C. Zamora, 77, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Spanish, died Oct. 8.

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Arthur F. Kinney, professor of English and director of the Renaissance Center, gave the keynote address, “A Poetics of Romance,” at an international conference on “Romance” held Oct. 3-4 at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

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Economics professor James Crotty’s contributions to the field of political economy are being recognized Oct. 19-20 with a conference titled “Rebellious Macroeconomics: Marx, Keynes & Crotty.”

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