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The National Women’s Studies Association has awarded the Sara A. Whaley Book Prize to Miliann Kang, assistant professor in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, for her forthcoming book, “The Managed Hand: Race, Gender and the Body in Beauty Service Work.”

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Linguistics professor Tom Roeper traveled to South Africa in August to review progress on the translation of the Diagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation, an assessment tool developed on campus for African American English.

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Classics professor Kenneth Kitchell was interviewed Sept. 17 on “The Colin McEnroe Show” on the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network.

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Philip R. Bell Sr., 93, of Florence, a retired mason at Physical Plant, died Sept. 26 at Overlook of Northampton in Leeds.

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George M. Hubbard, 80, of Greenfield, a retired skilled laborer with the Phsyical Plant’s Ground Department, died Sept. 26 in Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.

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Associate professor Brian Breed of the Classics Department participated in a conference on “Text and Performance” held Sept. 22-23 at the University of Oxford.

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“Town Born: The Political Economy of New England from its Founding to the Revolution,” by History professor Barry Levy, was recently published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Language coordinator Kyle Frackman and Ph.D. student Victoria Lenshyn of German and Scandinavian Studies presented an intensive German-language immersion weekend Sept. 18-20 at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.

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A study by Chemistry professor Scott Auerbach and collaborators in Chemical Engineering is highlighted on the cover of the September issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry B.

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Joseph C. Stokes Jr., 62, of Leverett, an alumnus and senior lecturer in the Isenberg School of Management, died Sept. 19 at home.

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