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Raymond S. Bradley, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences and director of the Climate System Research Center, has been elected an External (Foreign) Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

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Ernest F. “Zeke” Bridges, 88, of Holyoke, a former storeroom helper, died June 2 at the Holyoke Medical Center.

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Astronomy professor William Irvine has been elected a councillor of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life, also known as the International Astrobiology Society.

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Victor Patnaude, 91, of Amherst, a retired maintainer, died June 5 at the Center for Extended Care after a long period of failing health.

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Sociology professor Douglas Anderton has been elected to the Sociological Research Association, an honor that recognizes the most successful researchers in the field.

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Geosciences professor Richard Yuretich has been appointed a program director in the Division of Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation.

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Professor Daphne Patai of Spanish and Portuguese co-authored a commentary titled “An End to Foreign Languages, an End to the Liberal Arts” that appeared in the June 6 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Jeanne Hardy, assistant professor of Chemistry, has been named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation, an Arizona-based foundation for the advancement of science.

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A paper co-authored by Panos Kevrekidis, associate professor in Mathematics and Statistics, has received an award from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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Anne C. Moore, associate director for User Services at the Du Bois Library since 2006, has been named dean of libraries at the University of South Dakota.

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