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Emanuel L. Rubin, 73, of Amherst, professor of Music and Judaic Studies, died Oct. 4 at a local rehabilitation center.

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Barton Byg, professor in German and Scandinavian Studies and director of the DEFA Film Library, introduced the West Coast DVD premiere of the film “Goya” on Oct. 18 at the Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

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The Board of Trustees voted Sept. 26 to award tenure to six faculty members and approved the appointment of two professors with tenure.

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Duncan Irschick, assistant professor of Biology, is scheduled to appear on the Science Channel’s “Weird Connections” on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 p.m.

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“What Price Utopia? Essays on Ideological Policing, Feminism, and Academic Affairs,” by Daphne Patai, professor of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, was published earlier this year by Rowman & Littlefield.

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Mark A. Baszak, 48, of West Springfield, associate director of Multicultural Programs for the Fine Arts Center and an alumnus, died Sept. 25 after a brief illness.

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Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture Doug Petersen presented Ken Toong, director of Dining Services, with the state’s Faces of Agriculture Award in a Sept. 26 ceremony at Berkshire Dining Commons.

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“Teaching Art History with New Technologies. Reflections and Case Studies,” co-edited by Laetitia La Follette, associate professor of Art History, was published earlier this year by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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Genevieve Chandler, associate professor of Nursing, has been chosen to receive the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Award for Education.

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Christopher Misra has been promoted to information security officer in the Office of Information Technologies.

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