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“Mehmed II the Conqueror and the Fall of the Franco-Byzantine Levant to the Ottoman Turks: Some Western Views and Testimonies,” edited, translated and annotated by Classics professor Marios Philippides, was published this summer by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

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Two staff members from the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Prevention (CADAP) at University Health Services spoke at the U.S. Department of Education’s national meeting held Oct. 18–21 in Omaha, Neb.

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Danny Schnell, professor and head of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, has been elected secretary of the American Society of Plant Biologists.

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“Contemplations,” an art exhibit by M.J. Alhabeeb, associate professor of Resource Economics, will be featured Nov. 1-29 at the Burnett Gallery in the Jones Library, 43 Amity St.

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Michael Swain, Fire Safety Services supervisor with the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, was nominated for the 2007 Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award.

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Milton Cantor, professor emeritus of History, is one of five speakers slated to discuss the life and career of historian Henry Steele Commager at a symposium on Oct. 27 at Amherst College.

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Distinguished Professor Derek Lovley of Microbiology received a Life Achievement Award Oct. 16 during the campus’ annual Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water.

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A new book exploring the uneven flows of global communication, co-edited by Paula Chakravartty, associate professor of Communication, was published in August by Rowman & Littlefield.

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Nellie E. (Tidlund) Bristol, 87, a retired clerk in Physics and Astronomy, died Oct. 12 at the Center for Extended Care in Amherst.

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Comparative Literature professor Catherine Portuges gave a Mellon Lecture on “Muslims and Jews in Recent French Cinema” for the department of French and Francophone studies at the University of California, Los Angeles on Oct.9.

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