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Former administrator and faculty member Frederick R. Preston is the author of “Historic Doorways of San Antonio,” recently issued by Schiffer Publishing.

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Rex Wallace, professor and chair of Classics, delivered a paper on “The Archaeology of Language: Reconstructing Etruscan Inscriptions” on April 17 at Pennsylvania State University.

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Robert Hallock, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics, has been elected to a three-year term as chairman of Commission C-5 of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

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Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost for Faculty Development, served as distinguished visiting professor at the American University in Cairo from March 15-22.

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“Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children’s Literature: Mirrors, Windows and Doors,” by Maria José Botelho and Masha Kabakow Rudman of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has been published by Routledge.

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Librarians Paulina Borrego, Maxine Schmidt and Carol Will have been selected to participate in the Library Leadership Massachusetts Institute from July 27-30 at Wheaton College in Norton.

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David M. Mednicoff, assistant professor of Legal Studies and Public Policy, will make a series of trips to the Persian Gulf between now and 2011 to study foreign labor and the development of laws in the United Arab Emirates.

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Professor Jeffrey W. Holmes has been elected as the higher education representative on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association (MMEA) for 2009-10.

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Stephen G. Sireci, professor of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, is one of 44 scholars selected as fellows by the American Educational Research Association.

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Nicole Labbe, a Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering, has been selected for a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship to pursue her research in modeling hypergolic rocket fuels.

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