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Professor Howard Peelle of teacher education and curriculum studies in the College of Education delivered the keynote address on Nov. 6 at the Global Seminar 2014 on Cultivating Synergy between Teaching and Research in Tokyo. Peelle’s address was titled “Teach <=> Research:...
Professor Steven C. Tracy of Afro-American studies recently returned from a two-week visit to China, where he delivered a keynote address, “The French Revolution, King Louis Armstrong, and the Futuristic Jungleism of Jazz,” at the 2nd International Symposium on Ethnic Literature held...

Following its elections, the Linguistic Society of America has named linguistics professor Alice Harris as the next vice president and president-elect of the 5,000-member organization. Harris will assume the role of vice president beginning in 2015, and then serve as president of the LSA in 2016.

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A group of faculty from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences on Sept. 12 visited the headquarters of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. One of 27 institutes that make up the...
Paula Pietromonaco, professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences, gave an invited plenary address on “Attachment, Health and Illness” on Nov. 17 at the 7th Scientific Conference in Memory of Professor Victor Florian at the Interdisciplinary Center, School of...

At the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda held in Dubai on Nov. 9-11, Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain, political science and public policy, received a Vision Award on behalf of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government.

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Gabriela Weaver, vice provost for faculty development and director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, chaired the second “Transforming Institutions: 21st Century STEM Education” Conference held Oct. 23-24 at the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis, Ind. The...
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, associate professor and director of the health policy and management program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, will give the keynote address at the Hampden County Public Health Improvement Forum on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holyoke...
Tevis Disney, of Hadley, a retired clerk IV in the Budget Office, died Nov. 11. Born and raised in Kentucky, she went to school in Harlan and Benham and eventually Cumberland College, where she met her first husband, Richard duBois. They moved to Iowa, where her three children were born. She...
Marion (Pielock) Shuzdak, 83, of Hadley, a retired dietary worker at the Blue Wall, died at her home on Nov. 10. Born in Whately, she graduated from the former Deerfield High School. She married Leonard J. Shuzdak, her husband of 48 years, and raised a family. She worked on the family farm...

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