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Sonia Nieto, professor emerita in the School of Education, will be honored May 23 by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. as the organization marks the 50th anniversary of Puerto Rican parades in New York City.

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Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences, will read passages from her newest book, “Luminous Fish: Tales of Science and Love,” on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 7-9:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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“The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe” by Brian W. Ogilvie, associate professor of History, has been named one of the best history of science books in 2006 by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.

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Gareth Matthews, professor emeritus of Philosophy, was awarded an honorary Doktor der Philosophie degree by the University of Hamburg on Jan. 23.

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Agnes R. Kuenzel, 88, of South Deerfield, a retired dining commons staffer, died Feb. 4 as a result of an automobile accident.

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F. Miles Sawyer, 82, of Pelham, professor emeritus of Food Science, died unexpectedly Feb. 4 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital after being stricken ill at home.

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Edith G. Walker, 92, of Northampton and Williamsburg, a retired associate professor of Nursing died Feb. 2 at Hampshire Care Rehabilitation Facility in Leeds.

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Dayo Gore, assistant professor of Women''s Studies, will speak on "The Revolt of Rosa Lee Ingram: Black Women Radicals'' Reframing of Civil Rights Politics, 1948-1956," on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Five College Women''s Studies Research Center.

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Edward R. (Ted) Harrison, 88, of Tucson, Ariz., Distinguished University Professor emeritus of Physics and Astronomy, died Jan. 29.

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Frederick L. Henrichon, 88, of West Brookfield, a retired skilled laborer at Physical Plant, died Jan. 29 at home.

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