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Economics professor emeritus Richard Wolff is featured in a new film, “Capitalism Hits the Fan,” produced by the Media Education Foundation in Northampton.

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Harry F. Vernell, 92, a retired technical assistant in Food Science and Nutrition, died Feb. 5 in Gig Harbor, Wash.

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A paper written by Michelle Budig and Joya Misra, associate professors of Sociology, has been chosen the winner of the first World Bank/Luxembourg Income Study Gender Research Award.

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Learn to lead and manage yourself and you’ll be in a far better position to lead others, according to the Isenberg School’s Nirenberg Professor of Business Leadership Charles C. Manz and Christopher Neck in the just-published fifth edition of their book, “Mastering Self-Leadership.”

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Professor Mario Rotea, head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, has been chosen as the first head of the new department of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Lynn Margulis, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences, received the Darwin-Wallace Medal from the Linnean Society on Feb. 12 in London.

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Professor Harold D. Grotevant, the Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology, has been named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science in recognition of his “sustained contributions to the advancement of psychological science.”

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Mary E. Wardwell, 54, alumna and assistant ombudsperson, died March 6 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

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Daniel Gordon and Linda Roney of the Bachelor’s Degree with Individualized Concentration (BDIC) program organized the first national conference for directors and advisors in customized major programs held March 5-6 in Bloomington, Ind.

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Professor Ernest May of the Music and Dance Department, was re-elected Feb. 26 as secretary of the Faculty Senate.

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