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Professor Julian McClements of the Food Science Department received the American Chemical Society Award for Advancements in the Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry on March 27.

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Manisha Sinha, associate professor of Afro-American Studies and History, has been awarded a Charles Warren Faculty Fellowship in American History from Harvard University for the 2007-08 academic year.

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Two faculty members and five graduate students in the Language, Literacy and Culture Program in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies presented their research at the 41st annual meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, held March 21-24 in Seattle.

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English professor Peter Gizzi will read from his poetry as part of the Visiting Writers Series on Thursday, April 5 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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Bernice (Kellogg) Godaire, 83, of Montague and formerly of Hadley, a retired Dining Commons cook, died March 27 at Franklin Medical Center.

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Francis W. Holmes, 77, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Microbiology and former director of the Shade Tree Laboratories, died March 21 under hospice care at Applewood Retirement Community in Amherst.

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Madge Olson Ertel, 75, of Amherst, former acting director of the Water Resources Research Center, died March 25 at home.

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Peter Elbow, professor emeritus of English, received the Exemplar Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication at its national convention held March 21-24 in New York City.

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The March issue of the journal Constructivist Foundations is dedicated to Ernst von Glasersfeld, the “resident philosopher” at the Scientific Reasoning Research Institute (SRRI), in honor of his 90th birthday.

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Food Science professor Micha Peleg has been invited to present the keynote address, “How Safe Are Preservation Processes?” at the 2nd European Congress on Life Science Process Technology in Nuremburg, Germany on March 27-29.

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