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Michael Grabscheid of Amherst has been tapped to lead marketing and communications initiatives for Outreach programs, according to Vice Provost Sharon Fross.

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Richard J. Farris, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, has been chosen to receive the 2006 Polymer Analysis Division Founder’s Award from the Society of Plastic Engineers.

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William J. MacKnight, Wilmer D. Barrett Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Polymer Science and Engineering, has been chosen to receive the American Chemical Society’s Paul J. Flory Education Award for 2006.

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Jane E. Fountain, whose research focuses on the intersection of institutions, global information and communication technologies and governance, has joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science and the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA).

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Eugene M. Chmura, 75, of Hadley, a retired accountant III, died Sept. 14 in Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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Martin Sevoian, 86, of Amherst, alumnus and retired professor of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, died Sept. 14 at the Wingate Nursing Home in South Hadley.

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Rita R. Messier, 81, of South Hadley, a retired storeroom helper in Physical Education, died Sept. 11.

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Edward Bruce Bynum, director of Behavioral Medicine at the Mental Health Department of University Health Services, last month was awarded the Abraham H. Maslow Award by Division 32 (humanistic psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

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Professor Icek Aizen of the Psychology Department, has been added to the list of “highly cited researchers” on ISIHighlyCited.com, an online database to identify individuals, departments and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades.

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"Class Theory and History: Capitalism, Communism, and the USSR in 2002," written by professors Stephen Resnick and Richard Wolff of the Economics Department, will be available in Greek and Korean editions later this year.

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