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Nicholas Wegman has been named to the newly created post of executive director of the Chase Career Center at the Isenberg School of Management.

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Jeff Cox, who began his tenure as chair of the Music and Dance Department last month comes to Amherst from the University of New Orleans, where he served as professor and chair of the department of music since 1989.

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Audrey Altstadt, professor and chair of the History Department, was among the experts who briefed Anne Derse, the new U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, on Aug. 17 in Washington, D.C.

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John A. Misiaszek, 79, of Whately, a retired maintainer II with Auxiliary Services, died Sept. 4 at the Northampton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a long illness.

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Joseph ''Bud'' N. LaClaire Sr., 84, of Leverett, a retired electrician I with Housing Services, died Sept. 3 at the Cozy Corner Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sunderland.

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Poet Dara Wier will read from her work on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall to open this semester''s Visiting Writers Series.

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WFCR-FM has named Brad Spear, host of the Boston Symphony Orchestra''s "Live from Tanglewood" broadcasts, as a classical music announcer.

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James E. Young, professor and chair of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, will appear on the History Channel on Sept. 10 to discuss the memorialization of contemporary history, focusing on the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City.

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Helen Barrington, a producer for Public Radio International’s “The World” at WGBH in Boston, has been named program director at WFCR-FM.

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Alexis Venechanos, first assistant coach with the reigning national women’s lacrosse champion, Northwestern University, is the new head coach of the Minutewomen.

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