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Four campus faculty members and a Smith College professor have been selected by the Center for Research on Families (CRF) to participate in the Family Research Scholars Program during 2007-08.

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Jonathan Hall, a police officer in Brattleboro, Vt. since 2004, joined the UMass Amherst Police Department on Aug. 19, according to Chief Barbara O’Connor.

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Audrey R. Duckert, 80, of Hadley, professor emerita of English, died Sept. 6 at Sunbridge of Hadley.

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Women’s soccer coach Jim Rudy last week became the ninth coach in NCAA history to win 300 career games as the Minutewomen defeated Iona, 2-1, in the home opener at Rudd Field on Sept. 7.

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“24/7: How Cell Phones and the Internet Change the Way We Live, Work and Play,” a new book by Communication professor Jarice Hanson, was recently published by Praeger Publishing.

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The Linguistics Department was well represented at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition conference held Sept. 6-8 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Maureen M. (Courchesne) Majerowski, 75, of Granby, a retired clerk IV in Campus Activities, died Sept. 6 at home.

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Peter Hepler, professor emeritus of Biology, was named an inaugural fellow of the American Society of Plant Biologists during the organization’s annual meeting held July 7-11 in Chicago.

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M.V. Lee Badgett, associate professor of Economics and Public Policy, has been appointed director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration by Janet Rifkin, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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To many investors, stocks may be sexy and bonds boring, but bets in financial markets on interest rates and bond prices dwarf those on stocks, according to Sanjay Nawalkha, associate professor of Finance.

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