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Experts from the Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention (CADAP) and School of Public Health and Health Sciences shared strategies for reducing high-risk behaviors at a conference held Oct. 19-22 in Arlington, Va.

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Barry Farber, M.D., senior staff psychiatrist at University Health Services, will address the Massachusetts Medical Society on Nov. 4 in Waltham.

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Resource Economics professor Julie Caswell and her co-authors of an Institute of Medicine study of seafood consumption briefed federal officials, congressional staffers and the media about the findings on Oct. 16-17 in Washington, D.C.

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Stella A. Kuzmeski, 90, of Leverett, a retired head dining room attendant in the Dining Commons, died Oct. 16 at home.

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The Lark String Quartet, in residency at the Department of Music and Dance, has released a new CD entitled “Klap Ur Handz” on the Endeavor Classics label.

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Communication professor Donal Carbaugh''s book "Cultures in Conversation" has received the Outstanding Book of the Year Award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

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Charles Schweik, associate director of the National Center for Digital Government, was a panelist at the first U.S.-China International Workshop on Digital Government Research and Practice (IntDG 2006) held Oct. 11-13 in Beijing.

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Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, assistant provost and dean for Undergraduate Advising and Learning Communities, has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association''s Academic Reform Curriculum Advisory Board.

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“The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st-Century City,” edited by Geosciences professor Rutherford H. Platt, was recently published by the University of Massachusetts Press in association with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

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John J. Cunningham, interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been reappointed by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Michael Johanns to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

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