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Encyclopedia of Astrobiology
A new and updated second edition of Encyclopedia of Astrobiology was recently published by the German scientific press Springer, with William Irvine, professor emeritus of astronomy, as one of its co-chief editors. The “reference resource of the remarkably interdisciplinary field of...
Albert E. J. Ress, 82, of Kokomo, Ind., a retired electrician, died Dec. 10. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1923, he graduated from Chaney High School and was a member of the Youngstown Junior Symphony Orchestra as a violinist and drummer. During World War II he served with the 87th Infantry...
Melvin F. Janowitz, 86, of Haworth, N.J., professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died Dec. 8. Born in 1929 in Minneapolis, he received his bachelor's from the University of Minnesota in 1950 and his doctorate from Wayne State University in 1963, both in mathematics. He worked for...
Richard Van Emmerik
Richard Van Emmerik, kinesiology, was one of six people awarded Faculty Mentor of the Year for 2015 at the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring. The annual meeting, which took place this year in Arlington, Va., from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, is the largest...
Kari Sant and Sarah Brown.
A postdoctoral research associate and a graduate student from the department of environmental health sciences recently took home awards from the Northeast Regional Chapter meeting of the Society of Toxicology (NESOT) at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston. Kari Sant, a postdoctoral research associate...
Jakob and Krauthamer
Two faculty members ­– Elizabeth Jakob, psychological and brain sciences, and Barbara Krauthamer, history – were recently appointed to leadership positions in the Graduate School by Dean John McCarthy. Jakob has been named associate dean for student success, while Krauthamer has...
Louise Antony
Louise Antony, philosophy, who became president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in July, will deliver the presidential address Jan. 8 during the 2016 Eastern Division Meeting in Washington, D. C. The American Philosophical Association, which has its origins in...
Om Parkash
Om Parkash, agriculture biotechnologist at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was recently named a 2015 International Fellow of the Indian Society for Plant Physiology (ISPP), one of the oldest science societies in India, in recognition of his research contributions in plant biology. Parkash...
Dennis J. King, 75, of Colrain, a former plumber-steamfitter in the Physical Plant, died Dec. 13. Born in New York City in 1940, he attended Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls and was a Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include sons Sean (Robin) King of Halifax, Vt., and Dan (Lisa) King of Bernardston...
George Cuomo
George Cuomo, 86, of Cambridge, professor emeritus of English and a writer widely praised for his narrative skill, died Oct. 26. Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., he graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Tufts, which he...

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