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Andrew McCallum, associate professor of Computer Science, and a colleague at the University of California-Irvine have been awarded $400,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop a new online search tool for research datasets.

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W. Bruce Croft, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, is one 12 winners of Microsoft Live Labs’ Accelerating Search in Academic Research request for proposals.

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The tenured appointments of three new faculty members were approved May 24 by the Board of Trustees.

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Nathan Rutstein, 75, of Amherst, a former lecturer in the School of Education, died May 22 after a brief stay at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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Lila Gierasch, professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by President Jack Wilson.

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The Board of Trustees voted May 24 to award tenure to 23 Amherst campus faculty members.

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Political Science professor Peter M. Haas is the co-author of the newly published “Global Environmental Governance,” part of a new Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies series by Island Press.

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“The Baby Boomers Guide to the New Workplace,” a new book by Richard Fein, director of undergraduate placement in the Isenberg School of Management, offers advice to a generation of Americans who are retired or nearing retirement age.

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David M. Mednicoff, assistant professor in the Center for Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Legal Studies, will spend the 2006-07 academic year in Doha, Qatar under a research and teaching grant from the Fulbright Scholars program.

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Lloyd H. Semprevivo, research associate professor in Veterinary and Animal Sciences, has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the President’s Office to support his research on a vaccine for a rare infectious liver disorder caused by parasites.

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