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Nancy Garrabrants, former director of the Stockbridge School, has been named director of UMass Extension, according to Vice Provost for Outreach Sharon Fross.

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Marla R. Miller, associate professor of History, has won the Millia Davenport Publication Award from the Costume Society of America for her book “The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution.”

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Deputy Chief Patrick Archbald and Lt. David White of the UMass Amherst Police Department recently completed a weapons of mass destruction training course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

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Benjamin N. Davis, 64, of Springfield, a retired staff assistant in the Dean’s Office of the Isenberg School of Management, died May 23.

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Gordon Lee Howard, 83, of Leverett, a retired technical assistant II in the Hotel, Travel and Restaurant Administration, died May 30 at the Kindred Care Parkview Specialty Hospital and Nursing Center in Springfield.

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Amanda Seaman, assistant professor of Japanese language and literature in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has received a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science.

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Priscilla Clarkson, professor of Kinesiology and interim dean of Commonwealth College, delivered the Joseph B. Wolffe Memorial Lecture on May 30 during the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting in New Orleans.

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Chemical Engineering professor Phillip R. Westmoreland presented the opening lecture for the International Workshop on Combustion-Generated Fine Carbon Particles, held May 13-16 in Anacapri, Italy.

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Eleven faculty members and teaching assistants were recently named Research Literacy Fellows by Commonwealth College for the 2007-08 academic year.

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Donald Towsley, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has received the 2007 Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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