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Henry G. Jacob, 82, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Mathematics, died Jan. 31 in Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.

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As the campus continues preparations for a major fund-raising campaign, University Advancement has filled three key posts. The new staff are Toivo Tammerk, assistant vice chancellor for Development; Ken Schexnayder, director of Advancement Communications and Campaign Public Relations; and Jennifer Farner, campaign coordinator.

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Loretta Yarlow, former director of exhibitions at Pratt Institute in New York City, is the new director of the University Gallery. She replaces Betsy Siersma, who retired, and is the fourth director of the campus’s largest gallery.

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Professor Christopher V. Hollot of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE), has been recognized as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an honor afforded to only 2 percent of the organization’s 360,000 members worldwide. Hollot’s fellow citation reads: “for contributions to robust control, reset control and Internet congestion control.”

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David Graham DuBois, 79, of Amherst, retired visiting professor of Afro-American Studies and Journalism, died Jan. 28 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital after a brief illness.

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Hugh Alfred Sorenson, 88, a retired technical specialist at Physical Plant, died Jan. 29 at the Buckley Health Care Center in Greenfield.

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Robert Hyers, assistant professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering , has been selected by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) as a Young Leader Intern for 2005.

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David P. Houle, 66, of South Deerfield, a retired chemist in Food Science, died Jan. 14 at home after a brief illness.

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With the New England Patriots taking the field against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl next weekend, Dining Services director Ken Toong has issued a friendly food wager to his counterparts at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Penn State in University Park.

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Henry H. Wilson, 87, of New Port Richey, Fla., a retired painter at Physical Plant, died Jan. 17.

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