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John McCarthy, Linguistics, was reelected Sept. 17 as chair of the Faculty Senate Rules Committee, while Brian O’Connor of the Biology Department was chosen as an at-large member of the committee.

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Communication professor Donal Carbaugh gave the annual Constitution Day lecture at California State University Channel Islands on Sept. 17.

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Janet Rifkin, professor emeritus of Legal Studies, will be honored next month by the Association for Conflict Resolution for her pioneering contributions to alternative dispute resolution, assessment of potential flaws in the field’s theories and practice, and leadership in conflict resolution studies.

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Lloyd Gamble, Natural Resources Conservation, is one of 190 Science & Technology Policy Fellows recently named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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David L. Field, 78, of Leverett, a former technical assistant in Agronomy, died Sept. 10 at home.

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Robert L. Woodbury, 71, a former professor and administrator who later became chancellor of the University of Maine system, died Sept. 12 in Falmouth, Maine of lymphoma.

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Professor John Collura of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was a keynote speaker at International Intelligent Transportation and Environmental Symposium held July 16-18 in Raleigh, N.C.

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The current issue of the Continuing Higher Education Review includes an article co-authored by Bill McClure, director of Continuing and Professional Education, on the effects of the worldwide fiscal crisis and its impact on continuing education.

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Teng-sun Liu, professor emeritus of Mathematics, died Sept. 2 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington after a brief battle with cancer.

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Michael J. Constantino, associate professor of Psychology, has been elected to Fellow status in the American Psychological Association (APA) and its Division of Psychotherapy (Division 29).

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