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The Crop and Weed Science Society of India presented its Life Time Award to professor Prasanta C. Bhowmik of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture during its 5th biennial conference held Nov. 6-9 at the Centre for Human Resource Development, Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya in Kalyani, West...
Alice C. (Bordeaux) Cloutier, 81, Turners Falls, a retired dietary worker I at Worcester Dining Commons, died Nov. 17 at home. Born in Erving she attended local schools in Turners Falls, including Turners Falls High School. She worked on campus from 1977 until her retirement in 1998. She leaves...
Alice May (Pratt) Booth, 97, of Pelham, a retired dining room attendant in Worcester Dining Commons, died Nov. 16 at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst. Born in Shutesbury, she was educated in Shutesbury schools, and she married her late husband Cleon Booth in 1934, moving to Pelham shortly...
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...

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