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Katherine A. (Dejnak) Tomaus, 82, of Turners Falls, a retired dining commons supervisor, died June 17 in Franklin Medical Center.

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Men’s lacrosse coach Greg Cannella was named the 2006 USILA National Lacrosse Coach of the Year after leading the Minutemen to their first-ever national championship game.

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Jay Schafer, director of Libraries, was appointed vice president/president-elect of the Management Council of the Boston Library Consortium on June 7.

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Nurses who are well paid for their skills and performance provide higher quality healthcare, according to an article co-authored by Economics professor Nancy Folbre.

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Three faculty members have been awarded $75,000 grants as part of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ new Biomedical Innovation Initiative.

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Tilman Wolf, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded a Technology for Teaching Award worth nearly $69,000 from the Hewlett-Packard Co.

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Andrew McCallum, associate professor of Computer Science, and a colleague at the University of California-Irvine have been awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop a new online search tool for research datasets.

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W. Bruce Croft, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, is one 12 winners of Microsoft Live Labs’ Accelerating Search in Academic Research request for proposals.

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The tenured appointments of three new faculty members were approved May 24 by the Board of Trustees.

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Lila Gierasch, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by President Jack Wilson.

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