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Charlena and Harry Seymour were the featured speakers at the awards dinner at the 30th annual convention of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing on April 18 in Alexandria, Va.

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Following her May 4 performance as Titania, queen of the faeries in Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Renaissance Center’s annual spring festival of the arts, Provost Charlena Seymour was awarded the center’s highest honor, the Renaissance Medal, for her continuing support of the festival.

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Seven months on active duty in Iraq has given Sean Ward some perspective now that he’s returned to patrol duties as a UMass Amherst Police officer.

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Three faculty members are among the first 23 fellows named to the newly established Massachusetts Academy of Sciences.

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“Four Seasons Around Our Valley,” an exhibit of photographs by Elisa Campbell, staff assistant at the Office of Information Technologies, is on display through June at the Northampton Cooperative Bank on Triangle Street in Amherst.

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Two new officers have started a 14-week field training program with the UMass Amherst Police Department following their graduation from the Western Massachusetts Police Academy on April 24.

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Joseph H. Hartshorn, 85, of Sarasota, Fla., professor emeritus of Geology, died May 5 at 85 in Sarasota, Fla.

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Jim Kurose, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Computer Research Association, a group of more than 900 North American organizations active in computing research.

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Brian Levine, associate professor of Computer Science, was honored May 3 for excellence in science and technology by the alumni association of the University at Albany, where he received his B.S. in 1994.

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For the second straight year and a record ninth time, softball coach Elaine Sortino this week earned Coach of the Year honors from the Atlantic 10 Conference.

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