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Beverly J. Waskiewicz, 77, of Amherst, a former laboratory assistant in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration (HRTA), died Dec. 13 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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“The Secret Powers of Naming,” a poetry collection by Sara Littlecrow-Russell, director of the Center for Educational Policy Advocacy, has been named one of 10 winners of the annual Myers Center Outstanding Book Awards.

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Elizabeth “Betty” (Morawski) Orloski, 89, of Whately, retired senior clerk/typist in Physics and Astronomy, died Dec. 9 at the Cozy Corner Nursing Home in Sunderland.

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Nancy L. (Smith) Kreuzer, 59, of Chicopee, customer service representative at Office 2 Office, died Dec. 12 Wingate at West Springfield after a seven-year battle with cancer.

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Thelma B. “Pepper” (Turner) Lamson, 84, of Hatfield, a retired technical specialist in the Microbiology Department, died Dec. 11 at the Northampton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

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Lt. Thomas W. O’Donnell Jr. of the UMass Amherst Police Department recently graduated from the 230th FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va.

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Food Science professor Herbert O. Hultin, 73, of Rockport, the longtime director of the Marine Station in Gloucester, died Dec. 10 of pancreatic cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Professor Barton Byg of German and Scandinavian Studies, who directs the DEFA Film Library, spoke on “Konrad Wolf as Mediator” on Nov. 13 at the Center for German Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.

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Suzanne E. Peters has been appointed director of Financial Aid Services. Peters will begin her new duties in January and replaces Kenneth Burnham, who is retiring.

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J. Eliot B. Moss, professor of Computer Science, has been named an ACM Fellow by the Association of Computing Machinery.

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