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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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A new book by Jerome Mileur, professor emeritus of Political Science, chronicles the legendary 1942 pennant drive by the St. Louis Cardinals.

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William Walker Gibson, 90, of Amherst, professor emeritus of English, died Feb. 15 at Amherst Extended Care. He had pneumonia.

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Geosciences professor R. Mark Leckie is one of seven scientists currently assessing the readiness of the research and ocean core drilling vessel Joides Resolution (JR) at sea after the 30-year-old ship was totally refurbished in a Singapore dry dock for the past two years.

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Several faculty members participated in an international workshop on computational methods held Jan. 22-24 at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

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“Search Engines: Information Retrieval in Practice,” a new textbook by Computer Science professor Bruce Croft and two Ph.D. alumni, Donald Metzler, ’07, and Trevor Strohman, ’08, has been published by Addison-Wesley.

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Sara Aierstuck, a family nurse practitioner at University Health Services since 1991, is the new director of health services at Hampshire College. She began her new job Jan. 12.

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Afro-American Studies professor John H. Bracey, Jr., gave the keynote address at a Feb. 13 symposium, “Fight for Freedom: A Century of the NAACP and the Struggle for Racial Equality,” at the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas.

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Anthony R. Harris, professor emeritus of Sociology, has received a two-year grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation to research race differences in homicidal outcomes from criminal injury.

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Music professor Jeffrey W. Holmes has been chosen to receive this year’s Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators Lifetime Achievement in Jazz award.

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