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An upcoming conference will pay tribute to longtime Philosophy and Women’s Studies professor Ann Ferguson, who is retiring after more than 42 years on the faculty.

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The bike path linking the campus to the Norwottock Rail Trail is being named in honor of Arthur Swift, professor emeritus of Physics, who championed the project for several years.

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A reception is being held Wednesday, May 16 for Vanessa Rivera, assistant dean for Student Affairs, who is leaving campus after more than 10 years with the College of Engineering.

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Krista Harper, assistant professor of Anthropology and Public Policy, testified May 2 on the status of Hungarian Roma before the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.

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A $3,500 grant from Faculty Senate’s General Education Council will support expansion of a violence prevention course developed and taught by Tom Schiff of University Health Services’ Health Education Department.

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Ray Bradley, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences, was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union on April 17 for outstanding achievements in research on short-term climatic changes.

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Mari Castañeda, associate professor of Communication, was recently chosen as the 2007-08 chair-elect of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS).

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For one day each week, Cynthia S. Jacelon isn’t teaching her Nursing students, she’s working with the staff at Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) in Longmeadow.

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The research of Communication professor Donal Carbaugh was the subject of a special “Spotlight on Scholarship” program at a conference of the Eastern Communication Association on April 28 in Providence.

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Aviva Ben-Ur, associate professor in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, has received two fellowships to support her research for a pair of book projects.

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