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David B. Kittredge, Jr., professor of Natural Resources Conservation, has been elected a Society of American Foresters (SAF) Fellow by the group’s New England section.

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The Society of Automotive Engineers has named Robert Hyers, associate professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, as the 2008 recipient of the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, which is focused on exceptional younger engineering educators.

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Michael A. Knodler, Jr., assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, was elected to the board of the New England section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

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William G. O’Donnell, 90, of Amherst, alumnus and professor emeritus of English, died Dec. 2.

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“The Changing Face of Evil in Film and Television,” a collection of essays edited by Communication professor Martin F. Norden, was recently published by Rodopi.

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Krista Harper, assistant professor of Anthropology, will discuss her new book, “Wild Capitalism: Environmental Activists & Post-Socialist Ecology in Hungary,” on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Food for Thought Books.

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Edward E. Feit, 83, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Political Science, died Nov. 22 at the Hospice of the Fisher Home in North Amherst.

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Professor Aura Ganz of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department was recently named a fellow of the IEEE, the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology.

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Charlena M. Seymour, provost and senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, recently received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Honors of the Association award, the highest tribute the organization can give one of its members.

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Communication professor Marty Norden served as a jury member for the biennial “Wie Wir Leben!” (“The Way We Live!”) international short film festival held Nov. 7-10 in Munich, Germany.

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