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Marty Norden, professor of Communication, gave a multimedia presentation on “Raising Disability Awareness Through Film” at Rhode Island College in Providence on Feb. 16.

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María Idalí Torres, associate professor of Community Health Education, was the keynote speaker at a Feb. 12 seminar, “Discovering Answers - Promoting Health for Latino Youth,” at the Hotel Northampton.

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Nick Bromell, professor of American Studies in the English Department, has been named an affiliated scholar of the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C. think-tank.

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David Mednicoff, assistant professor of Legal Studies, who is on leave and teaching in Doha, Qatar on a Fulbright scholarship, has been invited to speak at a conference in London on Feb. 22-23.

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Carlo C. Colecchia has been hired as the new director of Education Abroad in the International Programs Office.

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Sonia Nieto, professor emerita in the School of Education, will be honored May 23 by the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. as the organization marks the 50th anniversary of Puerto Rican parades in New York City.

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Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences, will read passages from her newest book, “Luminous Fish: Tales of Science and Love,” on Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 7-9:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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“The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe” by Brian W. Ogilvie, associate professor of History, has been named one of the best history of science books in 2006 by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers.

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Gareth Matthews, professor emeritus of Philosophy, was awarded an honorary Doktor der Philosophie degree by the University of Hamburg on Jan. 23.

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Agnes R. Kuenzel, 88, of South Deerfield, a retired dining commons staffer, died Feb. 4 as a result of an automobile accident.

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