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Jim Dietz
Rowing head coach Jim Dietz was formally inducted into the Women’s Collegiate Rowing Coaches Hall of Fame Dec. 4 during the USRowing annual conference in Philadelphia. The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) inducted Dietz and two others at its general membership meeting during the...
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Five undergraduates have been selected for the fall 2015 Rising Researcher awards for their exceptional leadership and expertise in their areas of study. The students, Elvira Sukamtoh, Thomas McCarthy, Zachary Goodman, Jennifer Olins and Aaron Dunbrack, will be honored at a spring luncheon with...
Steve Tracy
Steve Tracy, Afro-American studies, appears in the volume one, number one issue of the James Baldwin Review, with a print article on Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues.” In addition, the article is being presented in the journal’s online content as a video of his lecture /...
Nina Sossen
Nina Sossen, Office of News and Media Relations, gave a presentation on successful use of social media for the 15th annual Higher Education Social Media Conference on Dec. 2.  The international online conference included a dozen live, 10-minute presentations by social media experts offering...
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The Board of Trustees voted Dec. 9 to award tenure to Christos Dimitrakopoulos, professor of chemical engineering. The board also voted for the appointment with tenure of Vamsicharan Vakulabharanam, associate professor of economics. Vakulabharanam joined the faculty as associate professor in 2014...
Brett Bailey in Honduras
Watershed scientist Timothy Randhir, environmental conservation, and research wildlife biologist David King of the U.S. Forest Service and environmental conservation, are celebrating the recent official announcement in Morazan, Honduras, by Ángel Matute, director of that country’s...
Hal Grotevant
Hal Grotevant, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in Psychology and chair of the department of psychological and brain sciences, was keynote speaker at a workshop on “The maintenance of legal relationships and contact between adoptees and biological parents: Future perspectives for German adoption...
Karen Helfer
Karen Helfer, communication disorders, was recently elected a Fellow in the Acoustical Society of America. She will be recognized, along with others in the 2015 cohort, at the society’s spring meeting in May in Salt Lake City. Fellows are “recognized for their conspicuous service or...
Arnold Silver
Arnold J. Silver, 88, of Pompton Plains, N.J., a retired professor of English, died Nov. 23. Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., he majored in English literature at New York University and went on to get a doctorate in English literature at Columbia University, specializing in the 19th century....
Robert Creed
Robert Payson Creed, 90, of Shutesbury, professor emeritus of English and noted “Beowulf” scholar, died Nov. 21. Born in 1925 in Philadelphia, he served in the Naval Reserve, where from 1943 to 1946 he studied and then taught air navigation. After the war, he earned a bachelor’s...

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