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An invited review article by professor Lila Gierasch, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemistry, with co-author Robert Smock, a Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate student, is featured as the cover story in the April 10 issue of the journal Science.

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Manisha Sinha, associate professor of Afro-American Studies and History, has been awarded a $25,000 fellowship by the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation for the 2009-10 academic year.

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Professor Rex Wallace, who chairs the Classics Department, delivered a paper on “Etruscan Inscriptions in Context” on March 5 at the Meadows Museum of Art on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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Jonathan Rothstein, associate professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, has been named the first recipient of the Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award, presented by the 1,700-member Society of Rheology.

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Anthony Tuck, assistant professor of Classics, delivered two lectures during visit last month to Los Angeles.

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Raymond A. Werbe, 94, a retired campus administrator, died April 1 at his home in Baltimore.

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Theresa Austin and Meg Gebhard, associate professors in Language, Literacy and Culture in the School of Education, presented papers at the annual meeting of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, held March 26-28 in Denver.

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Heather Rothenberg of the UMass Transportation Center was recently appointed co-chair of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Women’s Issues in Transportation.

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“Sephardic Jews in America: A Diasporic History,” by Aviva Ben-Ur, associate professor in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, was published in February by New York University Press.

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Theoretical physicist Egor Babaev recently received welcome confirmation, from experimental work in Belgium and Switzerland, where researchers reported that a distinct new type of non-traditional superconductivity exists, as Babaev predicted as early as 2003 that it would.

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