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Robert J. Mailloux, research professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has received the 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society (APS).

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Alumnus Justin Rouleau has been named head ski coach by athletic director John McCutcheon.

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An analysis by geoscientist Michele Cooke of the computer models that characterize the tectonics of the Los Angeles Basin suggests that five faults in the basin pose more of a seismic hazard than previously estimated.

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Scott Garman, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has received $150,000 from the Charles H. Hood Foundation to study Fabry disease.

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Carol W. (Wziontka) Demaradzki, 77, of Amherst, a retired design illustrator in Design and Production Services, died Aug. 30 in Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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Thomas A. Beauchesne, 52, of New Salem, greenhouse superintendent for the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, died Aug. 24 at Athol Memorial Hospital.

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The Board of Trustees voted Aug. 24 to award tenure to nine Amherst campus faculty.

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The Board of Trustees approved Aug. 24 the appointments with tenure of Sonia Alvarez as professor of Political Science and Eve Darian-Smith as associate professor of Legal Studies.

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N.J. (Jay) Demerath III of the Department of Sociology has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by President Jack M. Wilson. The appointment was made following approval by the Board of Trustees at its Aug. 24 meeting in Boston. The title recognizes Demerath for his outstanding academic and professional accomplishments.

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Rosio Alvarez, executive director of the Office of Information Technologies and deputy chief information officer, has been named a 2005-06 American Council on Education Fellow. She is one of 39 fellows selected this year for the national leadership development program.

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