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Alejandro Heuck, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been selected by the American Lung Association as a Diseases of Infants and Children Scholar for his research to identify new methods to block bacteria from injecting toxins into lung cells.

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Luke Remage-Healey, who will join the Psychology Department this fall, received an award for best presentation last month at the annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology.

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Shane Conklin, deputy director of Facilities and Campus Planning, won first prize in the inaugural Shutter-Bug Insect Photo Contest sponsored by the Fernald Club.

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Maria José Botelho, assistant professor of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, participated in the 7th biennial conference of the International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education.

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Frank Hugus, associate provost for International Programs, participated in the Germany Today 2009 seminar, “Opening New Horizons: How Your Students Can Benefit from Exposure to German and European Higher Education,” held June 7-13 in Germany and Belgium.

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Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management, took part in the panel “Traffic: From Insects to Interstates,” on June 12 as part of the World Science Festival in New York City.

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Frederick J. “Jack” Francis, 87, of Amherst, alumnus and professor emeritus of Food Science, died June 27.

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Charles J. Lococo Sr., 90, of Northampton, retired head baker in the Campus Center, died June 28 at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility.

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Richard L. Lannon, 82, of Belchertown, a retired professional technician I at Physical Plant, died June 28 at Baystate Medical Center.

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Richard W. Noland, 76, of Amherst, professor emeritus of English, died June 25 at his home.

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