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James E. Young, professor and chair of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, will appear on the History Channel on Sept. 10 to discuss the memorialization of contemporary history, focusing on the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City.

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Helen Barrington, a producer for Public Radio International’s “The World” at WGBH in Boston, has been named program director at WFCR-FM.

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Alexis Venechanos, first assistant coach with the reigning national women’s lacrosse champion, Northwestern University, is the new head coach of the Minutewomen.

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Dennis Hanno, associate dean for Undergraduate Matters at the Isenberg School of Management, has accepted an appointment as dean of the undergraduate school and professor and endowed chair holder in the accounting division at Babson College in Wellesley.

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The Board of Trustees voted Aug. 23 to award tenure to eight Amherst campus faculty members.

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Patricia Bianconi, associate professor of Chemistry, last week was awarded a $25,000 Technology Investigation Award by the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center.

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The appointment of Robert Rothstein, professor of Comparative Literature, to the Walter Raleigh Amesbury, Jr. and Cecile Dudley Amesbury Professorship for Teaching and Research of the Polish Language, Literature and Culture was approved Aug. 23 by the Board of Trustees.

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Wayne Abercrombie, professor of Music and director of choral activities, lectured and taught master classes in conducting for the 7th Taipei International Choral Festival held July 31 to Aug. 5.

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Charles Schweik, associate professor of Natural Resources Conservation and Public Policy, has been appointed associate director of the National Center for Digital Government (NCDG).

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Skip Fox was named last week as the new head coach of the men''s and women''s skiing programs.

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