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Mireille M. Azibert-Buteau, 82, of Northampton, a former assistant professor in Romance Languages, died May 29 at home.

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Eduardo Cattani, professor of Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research and lecture at the University of Buenos Aires during the 2005-06 academic year.

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The Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) has created a new annual award in honor of Peter H. Rossi, professor emeritus of Sociology and director emeritus of the Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI).

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E. Harris Nober, 77, a professor emeritus of Communication Disorders who conducted key research in the use of residential smoke detectors, died May 23 of liver cancer at his home in Arlington, Va.

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Detective Dan Hagan, the longest serving member of the UMass Police Department, was presented badge No. 1 by Chief Barbara O’Connor during a pre-Commencement briefing on May 22.

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Blanche M. (Brochu) Jerome, 76, of Pelham, a retired dietary worker with Auxiliary Services, died May 18 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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Chancellor John V. Lombardi recognized 10 student employees and eight staff members for outstanding contributions to the campus at a reception on May 11.

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Professor John Clement of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies has received the Distinguished Contributions to Science Education through Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching.

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Vincent C. Cazzetta, 79, of Hartford, Conn., who once taught in the Sport Studies Department, died May 4.

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“Reverse Rapture,” a new volume of poetry by English professor Dara Wier, director of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers, has been published by Verse Press in Amherst.

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