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M.V. Lee Badgett, professor of Economics and director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, has just published a new book, “When Gay People Get Married: What Happens when Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage.”

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Richard “Dick” Clark Jr., 70, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Education and former dean of the College of Education at UMass Boston, died Aug. 11.

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The National Science Foundation has awarded Sylvia Brandt, assistant professor of Resource Economics, and an interdisciplinary team of researchers $1.19 million to study the effects of climate change on Mid-Atlantic fisheries.

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Richard E. du Bois, 85, of Williamsburg, professor emeritus of Music, died Aug. 6 at Baystate Medical Center after a long illness.

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Catherine Portuges, director of the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies, served as co-curator of “Check the Gate 2: 1989 and Beyond,” a festival of screenings and discussions of Central European film held June 25-30 at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London.

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Susan Chinman is the new director of Administrative Services in the Graduate School.

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Gerard A. Ouimette, 63, of Ware, an electrician with the Office of Information Technologies, died Aug. 2.

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Karen R. Saunders 62, of Easthampton, a maintainer I with Custodial Services, died Aug. 2 in her home.

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Kinesiology professor Joseph Hamill gave a keynote presentation on July 29 during the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics meeting in Sao Paulo.

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Sociology professor Rob Faulkner’s book on jazz repertoire has been published by the University of Chicago Press.

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