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John H. Sadowski, 75, of South Deerfield, a retired storekeeper at the Physical Plant, died June 9.

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Norman Johnson of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences has written the first book for general audiences examining what biologists can learn about evolution by studying DNA sequences. The book will be available in July from the Oxford University Press.

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Brenda K. Bushouse, assistant professor of Political Science and Public Policy, has been selected by Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, to participate in its Leaders for the 21st Century Fellowship program.

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Jane A. Baran, professor and chair of Communication Disorders, was a featured speaker at the 2nd International Auditory Processing Conference/Symposium: Auditory Processing and Learning Disabilities on June 7-8 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Nancy Garrabrants, former director of the Stockbridge School, has been named director of UMass Extension, according to Vice Provost for Outreach Sharon Fross.

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Marla R. Miller, associate professor of History, has won the Millia Davenport Publication Award from the Costume Society of America for her book “The Needle’s Eye: Women and Work in the Age of Revolution.”

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Benjamin N. Davis, 64, of Springfield, a retired staff assistant in the Dean’s Office of the Isenberg School of Management, died May 23.

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Deputy Chief Patrick Archbald and Lt. David White of the UMass Amherst Police Department recently completed a weapons of mass destruction training course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

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Gordon Lee Howard, 83, of Leverett, a retired technical assistant II in the Hotel, Travel and Restaurant Administration, died May 30 at the Kindred Care Parkview Specialty Hospital and Nursing Center in Springfield.

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Amanda Seaman, assistant professor of Japanese language and literature in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has received a postdoctoral research fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science.

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