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Edward C. Kozera, 61, of Englewood, Fla., a retired Physical Plant electrician, died May 5.

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Esther M.A. Terry, associate chancellor and professor and chair of the Afro-American Studies Department, was awarded an honorary degree by Bennett College for Women on May 5 in Greensboro, N.C.

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Robert (Bob) R. Archer, 78, retired professor of Civil Engineering, died April 28 at the Farren Care Center in Turners Falls after a long struggle with Lewy body dementia.

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An upcoming conference will pay tribute to longtime Philosophy and Women’s Studies professor Ann Ferguson, who is retiring after more than 42 years on the faculty.

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The bike path linking the campus to the Norwottock Rail Trail is being named in honor of Arthur Swift, professor emeritus of Physics, who championed the project for several years.

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A reception is being held Wednesday, May 16 for Vanessa Rivera, assistant dean for Student Affairs, who is leaving campus after more than 10 years with the College of Engineering.

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Krista Harper, assistant professor of Anthropology and Public Policy, testified May 2 on the status of Hungarian Roma before the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

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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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