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A $3,500 grant from Faculty Senate’s General Education Council will support expansion of a violence prevention course developed and taught by Tom Schiff of University Health Services’ Health Education Department.

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Ray Bradley, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences, was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union on April 17 for outstanding achievements in research on short-term climatic changes.

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Mari Castañeda, associate professor of Communication, was recently chosen as the 2007-08 chair-elect of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS).

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For one day each week, Cynthia S. Jacelon isn’t teaching her Nursing students, she’s working with the staff at Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) in Longmeadow.

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The research of Communication professor Donal Carbaugh was the subject of a special “Spotlight on Scholarship” program at a conference of the Eastern Communication Association on April 28 in Providence.

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Aviva Ben-Ur, associate professor in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, has received two fellowships to support her research for a pair of book projects.

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David W. Samuels, assistant professor of Anthropology, has been named a fellow of the National Humanities Center for 2007-08.

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Ruth C. (Hurd) Fifield, 92, of Leverett, a retired junior Library assistant, died April 18 at home.

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Biochemist Frieda Reichsman is creating the first online models of biological molecules like enzymes and proteins customized to figures in scientific research articles.

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Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management, has been elected a fellow of the Regional Science Association International.

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