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Helen F. Cullen, 88, of Harwich, professor emerita of Mathematics, died Aug. 25 in Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

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M. Joan Tomlinson, 79, Sunderland, a retired maintainer I at Physical Plant, died Aug. 20 at Sunbridge Care of Hadley.

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Food Science professor Julian McClements, was quoted in the August issue of Scientific American in an article concerning testing of pet foods for protein content following the poisoning of hundreds of cats and dogs by melamine-contaminated food imported from China.

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A textbook co-authored by Theresa Austin, associate professor in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has been selected for publication in China.

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Charles M. Schweik, associate professor of Natural Resources Conservation and Public Policy, has been awarded a $19,000 grant from the USDA Forest Service to develop an online carbon calculator.

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Max Roach, the legendary jazz drummer and retired Music professor, died Aug. 16 of an undisclosed cause at a New York City Hospital. He was 83.

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Maurice Edward Bates, 95, formerly of North Amherst, and most recently of Loomis House in Holyoke, professor emeritus of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, died Aug. 7 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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Mario Rotea, head of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, delivered one of five plenary talks at the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, held Aug. 5-9 in Harbin, China.

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Research by Narayanan Menon, associate professor of Physics, and colleagues in India that explores the phenomenon of “swarming” was recently published in the journal Science and highlighted on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday.”

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Computer scientist Andrew McCallum has received a two-year appointment to the first Council for the Computing Community Consortium, a group dedicated to identifying major research opportunities and goals for the computing field.

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