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Six members of the Political Science Department are among 725 international relations scholars who have signed a public letter opposing President Bush’s foreign policy and calling for a change of course.

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Robert W. Maloy, lecturer in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, was one of five faculty from across the University system honored Oct. 19 by President Jack M. Wilson for distinguished public service.

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While scores of experts on workforce development issues weighed in with their opinions at a regional conference at Holyoke Community College on Oct. 7, it was Housing Services maintainer Joel Gomarlo who brought the message home.

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President Jack M. Wilson was inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Hall of Fame and recognized as an outstanding pioneer in distance education during the organization’s conference held Oct. 11-13 in San Francisco.

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Donald E. Hall, 90, of Bremen, Maine, a retired associate professor of Education, died Oct. 11 following a brief illness at Miles Hospital in Damariscotta.

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Hans J. Fritsch, 85, of Whately, retired director of the campus’s Language Laboratory, died Oct. 2 at home.

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Margaret L. Mientka, 75, of Amherst, a retired technical assistant in Veterinary and Animal Sciences, died Oct. 15 at home after a brief illness.

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Joseph Goldstein, former dean of the College of Engineering, will receive the Leonard Medal at the next annual meeting of the Meteoritical Society in 2005: The Leonard Medal honors outstanding contributions to the science of meteoritics and closely allied fields.

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Andrea Assaf, an interdisciplinary theater artist, writer and educator, has been named the new artistic director of New WORLD Theater. She succeeds interim director Talvin Wilks, who has overseen the 25-year-old organization since 2002.

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Biology professor William E. Bemis has been named the new director of the Shoals Marine Laboratory (SML) in New Hampshire. His appointment is effective June 1, 2005.

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