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Alice Schaerr Rossi, 87, of Amherst, professor emerita of Sociology and a founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW), died Nov. 3.

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Kevin Filo and Sheranne Fairley, assistant professors of Sport Management, and doctoral student Mark Groza received the best paper award at the Sport Marketing Association’s annual conference held Oct. 28-30 in Cleveland.

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Michelle Budig and Joya Misra of the Sociology Department were finalists for this year’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

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Professor Linda K. Enghagen of Hospitality and Tourism Management received a “Best in Track” award for her presentation at the 15th Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning held Oct. 28-30 in Orlando.

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Lynn Adler, associate professor of Entomology, gave one of two invited keynote presentations at the annual meeting of the Scandinavian Association for Pollination Ecologists held Oct. 23-25 at the Archipelago Research Institute of the University of Turku in Finland.

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J. Gary Bernhard, program manager for University Without Walls’ Sustainable Entrepreneurship concentration, was a panelist at the regional fall conference of the University Continuing Education Association held Oct. 28-30 in Hyannis.

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Calvin Swift, professor emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been chosen to receive the Special Award from the American Meteorological Society during its annual meeting in Atlanta.

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Jennie L. Behaylo, 84, of Greenfield, a retired clerk V, died Oct. 23 at the Buckley HealthCare Center.

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Daniel S. Gerber, director of the undergraduate Public Health major, discussed the new program on Oct. 15 at the sixth biennial New England Regional Minority Health Conference in Providence.

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Andrea Pocar, assistant professor of Physics, recently received a $510,000 National Science Foundation grant through the federal economic stimulus funding program to study neutrinoless double beta decay.

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