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Laura Lovett, assistant professor of History, will give a book talk titled “Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938” on Monday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center.

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Paula L. Sturdevant Rees, assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been appointed interim director of the Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center.

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Kinesiology professor Jane Kent-Braun has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE). Kent-Braun was one of nine new active fellows announced at the AAKPE annual meeting on Sept. 29 in Savannah, Ga.

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Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life Michael Gargano was a panelist at the Second Annual Pivotal Publications Colloquium held Sept. 21 at the University of Connecticut.

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Andrew Donson, assistant professor in German and Scandinavian Studies and History, won the 2007 Fraenkel Prize for his manuscript, “Youth in the Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism and Authority in Germany 1914-1918.”

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Jane Fountain, professor of Political Science and Public Policy and director of the National Center for Digital Government, spoke at the 4th Ministerial e-Government Conference held Sept. 19-21 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Theresa Austin, associate professor in the Language, Literacy and Culture concentration in the School of Education, co-edited Volume 4, numbers 2-3 of the Journal of Critical Inquiry in Language Studies.

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Deane Lee, 87, of Conway, associate professor emeritus of Agricultural and Resource Economics, died Sept. 26 at home.

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Professor Jane A. Baran, who chairs the Communication Disorders Department, has been elected to a four-year term on the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

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Teresa R. Ramsby, assistant professor of Classics, is the author of “Textual Permanence: Roman Elegists and the Epigraphic Tradition,” which was recently published by Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd.

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