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Charles M. Schweik, associate professor of Natural Resources Conservation and Public Policy, has been awarded a $19,000 grant from the USDA Forest Service to develop an online carbon calculator.

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Max Roach, the legendary jazz drummer and retired Music professor, died Aug. 16 of an undisclosed cause at a New York City Hospital. He was 83.

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Maurice Edward Bates, 95, formerly of North Amherst, and most recently of Loomis House in Holyoke, professor emeritus of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, died Aug. 7 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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Mario Rotea, head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, delivered one of five plenary talks at the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, held Aug. 5-9 in Harbin, China.

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Computer scientist Andrew McCallum has received a two-year appointment to the first Council for the Computing Community Consortium, a group dedicated to identifying major research opportunities and goals for the computing field.

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Research by Narayanan Menon, associate professor of Physics, and colleagues in India that explores the phenomenon of “swarming” was recently published in the journal Science and highlighted on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday.”

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Harold A. “Nippy” Bray, 85, of Amherst, a retired technical specialist at Physical Plant, died Aug. 3 at Maine Medical Center following a brief illness.

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Julia E. (Grybko) Wojtklewicz, 97, of South Deerfield, retired principal clerk with Army ROTC, died Aug. 2 at Hampshire Care in Leeds.

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Philosophy professor Louise M. Antony is the editor of “Philosophers Without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life,” released last month by Oxford University Press.

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Director of Athletics John McCutcheon has agreed to a three-year extension that will run through Feb. 29, 2012.

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