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Senior associate athletic director Thorr D. Bjorn was named July 25 as the athletic director at the University of Rhode Island.

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Edmond C. Tolzdorf, 81, of Belchertown, a retired painter, died July 15 at home.

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Chemistry professor Craig Martin has received a four-year, $175,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how a key enzyme changes structure during transcription, the copying of genes to make RNA which allows genes to regulate cells.

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The UMass Amherst Police Department honor guard presented the colors for the playing of the national anthem before the July 14 Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

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Berkshire Dining Commons chef Anthony J. Jung took second place during the National Culinary Challenge held last week during the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) in Seattle.

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Communication professor Marty Norden recently returned from a trip to the Czech Republic, where he gave several presentations.

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History professor Jane Rausch was recently awarded the Order of the City of Villavicencio, Colombia (Gold Category) for her contributions to the culture of the city through historical research.

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English professor and poet Martín Espada will be the featured guest on the PBS series “Bill Moyers’ Journal” on Friday, July 13.

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Joseph Martin Hernon Jr., 70, professor emeritus of History, died June 29 at his home in Boston after a long illness.

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Lisa Sanders, assistant professor of Psychology, has won a three-year, $224,746 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how people process rapidly changing auditory information.

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