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Sonia Nieto, professor emerita in the School of Education, was recognized with three awards during the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) held April 7-11 in San Francisco.

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Jeanne Hardy, assistant professor of Chemistry, has received a three-year, $264,000 Beckman Foundation Young Investigator Award to investigate a protein that causes sick cells to die.

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Michael Ash, associate professor of Economics, and a faculty associate in the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA), has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for spring 2007.

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The American Chemical Society''s Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal, which recognizes distinguished service to chemistry by women chemists, was presented March 28 to Chemistry professor Lila Gierasch during the organization''s annual meeting in Atlanta.

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Political Science professor Sheldon Goldman has been selected by the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts Section to receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Campus librarian and tenor Peter W. Shea will perform on Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. at the National Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St. in South Amherst.

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William MacKnight, Wilmer D. Barrett Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, last week received the Paul Flory Education Award from the Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society.

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Two faculty members participated in a Climate Change Forum at the State House on April 3.

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Edwin “Edju” A. Ostrowski Sr., 70, of South Deerfield, a retired carpenter I at Physical Plant, died April 2 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

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Associate professor Michael Ash and professor James Boyce of the Economics Department have been awarded a a $75,000 grant from the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation to analyze corporate releases of toxic chemicals and the resulting exposures of communities to pollution hazards.

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