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John J. McCarthy, professor of Linguistics, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by President Jack Wilson.

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The Board of Trustees voted Sept. 19 to approve two appointments with tenure and to award tenure to another faculty member.

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Professor Donal Carbaugh, Department of Communication, has been appointed the Fulbright Foundation’s Bicentennial Chair and Distinguished Professor at the University of Helsinki for the 2007-08 academic year.

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Fergus M. Clydesdale, Distinguished Professor and head of the Food Science Department, has been named for a second time to the National Academies Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board.

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Professor Jeff Cox, who chairs the Department of Music and Dance, gave the keynote address to the European Suzuki Association on Sept. 15 at Cambridge University in England.

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Distinguished University Professor Derek Lovley of the Microbiology Department is among the scheduled presenters at the IDEAS Boston 2007 conference on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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Irene (Yagmin) Samuel, 77, of Easthampton, a retired dietary worker I at Hampshire Dining Commons, died Sept. 16 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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Michael J. Constantino, assistant professor of Psychology, has been selected to receive the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration’s 2007 New Researcher Award.

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Two new clinicians have joined the staff of Mental Health Services at University Health Services, according to director Harry Rockland-Miller.

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Paul Foote Norton, 90, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Art and the founder of the Art Department, died Aug. 26 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, following a short period of declining health.

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