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Steven D. Brewer
Steven D. Brewer, senior lecturer II in biology and director of the Biology Computer Resource Center, received the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award from the Mallinson Center for Science Education at Western Michigan University (WMU). Brewer, who received a master’s in geology and a Ph.D. in...
Patricia Gubitosi
Patricia Gubitosi, associate professor in languages, literatures, and cultures, was elected 47th president of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) at its annual meeting at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. LASSO’s purpose is the advancement of the scientific study of...
Mark Tuominen
Physics professor Mark Tuominen has been named associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), effective Oct. 1, CNS Dean Tricia Serio announced. As a member of the dean’s leadership team, Tuominen will have broad responsibilities for the success of...
American Masters: 'Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive'
Liane Brandon, professor emerita of education and award-winning photographer-filmmaker, served as the still photographer for the PBS “American Masters” documentary “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive,” which will air Oct. 30. Written and directed by alumnus Eric Stange, the film...
Jerome M. Mileur
Jerome M. Mileur, 83, of Hadley, professor emeritus of political science and former professional baseball team owner, died Sept. 5. Born in Murphysboro, Illinois, he went to college and graduate school at Southern Illinois University (SIU) where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He...
Morton Harmatz
Morton Gerald Harmatz, 78, professor emeritus of psychology and a founding faculty member of the clinical psychology doctoral program, died Aug. 22. Born March 25, 1939 on the Lower East Side of New York City, he spent the majority of his youth there although his family moved to Queens for a time...
Michael Krezmien
Michael Krezmien has been named associate dean for research and engagement in the College of Education. Krezmien is an associate professor in the department of student development and director of the Center for Youth Engagement, an interdisciplinary effort dedicated to the advancement of...
Chancellor Subbaswamy with Lee Badgett
The university honored eight nationally acclaimed faculty members for exceptional research and creativity at the annual Faculty Convocation held Oct. 11 in the Campus Center Auditorium. Presented with the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity were: M.V....
Engineering alumni
The College of Engineering will hold its eighth annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, Oct.  20 at 4:30 p.m. in the Marriott Room on the 11th floor of the Campus Center. Outstanding senior and junior alumni awards will be given to eight individuals who, through exemplary...
Barbara Zecchi
Barbara Zecchi, professor of Spanish and Portuguese studies in the department of languages, literatures and cultures, has been named director of the interdepartmental program in film studies. She replaces recently retired professor Cathy Portuges, whose leadership over the years was essential in...

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