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Virginia “Ginny” Rees, of Halethorpe, Md., former director of Alumni Relations, died Sept. 20 at home.

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Grace S. Rollason, 85, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Biology, died Sept. 19.

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Three classic Greek plays translated by Robert Bagg, professor emeritus of English, have been published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

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Michael R. Cook, 53, of Pelham, a former associate professor of Chemical Engineering, died Sept. 13 at home.

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Cellist Astrid Schween, the newest faculty member in the Department of Music and Dance, will participate in her own welcoming event Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall. Current and retired faculty members who perform on piano and string instruments -- Marylou Churchill, violin; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Salvatore Macchia, contrabass; and Estela Olevsky and Nadine Shank, piano— will join Schween in a concert of sonatas by Paul Hindemith and Serge Prokofiev.

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David H. Navon, 79, of Shutesbury, professor emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering, died Sept. 8 at home after a brief illness.

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Kenneth G. Picha, former dean of the School of Engineering and professor emeritus of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, died Sept. 6 in Auburn, Ala. He was 79.

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Jarice Hanson, professor of Communication, has been appointed to the Verizon Chair in Telecommunications at the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University.

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S. Philip Eddy, 74, professor emeritus of Education, died Aug. 31 at home of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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James. E. “Corky” McGrath, 74, of Hatfield, a retired maintainer II with Housing Services, died Aug. 28 in Cooley Dickinson Hospital after a long illness.

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