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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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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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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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Professor Jim Edzwald of Civil and Environmental Engineering was recently awarded the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors’ outstanding paper award.

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Stephen Malkin, Distinguished Professor and head of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, received the 2004 William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award in November from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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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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Associate professor Piper Gaubatz, a geographer in the Department of Geosciences, was recently invited by the municipal government of Shanghai, China, to address a meeting of high-level government officials, academics and members of the press designed to analyze prospects for shaping the city’s urban image and the course of urban development in preparation for the 2010 World Exposition.

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