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The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded three grants $8,330 to faculty teams to foster interdisciplinary research in the public health and health sciences fields. The grants were created by Eileen Breslin, interim dean of SPHHS.

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Geosciences professor Rutherford Platt spoke on “Learning from Disasters: The Synergy of Law and Geography” on May 10 at the Urban Center in New York City.

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Robert Wick, professor of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach diagnostic plant pathology at Bangladesh Agricultural University and carry out research on species of Phytophthora, a destructive plant pathogen.

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A memorial gathering in honor of Phelix Hanible, former associate director of Libraries, will be held Wednesday, May 4 at 4 p.m. in Special Collections and University Archives on the 25th floor of the Du Bois Library.

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Ronald K. Hambleton, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, was presented the E. F. Lindquist Award at the 86th annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held April 11-15 in Montreal.

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Lena (Gritz) Grybko, 96, of Sunderland, a former Extension Service clerk, died April 7 in Center for Extended Care at Amherst.

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Dorothy H. (Phelps) Russell, 92, formerly of Amherst and Greenfield, a retired clerk in Agricultural and Food Economics, died April 11 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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The Avanti Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble in the Department of Music and Dance, will perform on WWLP-TV, Channel 22''s “Reel to Real” program on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

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Chancellor John V. Lombardi will be a guest on "This Week in Business" on NECN on Sunday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m.

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Ralph H. “Mickey” Pearson, 73, of Turners Falls, a retired trades worker in the Athletic Department, died March 31 at home following a long illness.

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