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D. Dina Friedman, who teaches in the Business Communication Program, is the author of a new book, "Playing Dad''s Song," published last month by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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Librarian Marilyn Billings was elected chair of the Faculty Senate’s Rules Committee on Sept. 21.

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Beatrice M. (Makin) Dupuis, 84, of Turners Falls, a retired institutional domestic aide in the Campus Center, died Sept.17 at home.

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Samuel B. Stoler, 42, of Sunderland, alumnus and research associate in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, died Sept. 18.

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Anthony J. Guglielmi, 64, lecturer and undergraduate program director in the Economics Department, died Sept. 13 at his brother’s house in Lewes, Del.

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Mezzo-soprano Janna Baty and dancer Thomas Vacanti have joined the Department of Music and Dance this fall as visiting assistant professors.

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Astronomy professor William Irvine was elected vice-president of Commission 51, Bioastronomy, of the International Astronomical Union at its triennial meeting held Aug. 14-25 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Psychology professor Robert S. Feldman has been named associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Nicholas Wegman has been named to the newly created post of executive director of the Chase Career Center at the Isenberg School of Management.

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Jeff Cox, who began his tenure as chair of the Music and Dance Department last month comes to Amherst from the University of New Orleans, where he served as professor and chair of the department of music since 1989.

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