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Helen (Adamski) Toczydlowski, 87, of Sunderland, a retired storeroom helper, died May 6 in Cozy Corner Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health.

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For anyone who’s ever wondered how jazz musicians who don’t know each other get together on stage and perform, sociologists Robert R. Faulkner and Howard S. Becker examine the intricacies of the process in their forthcoming book “Do You Know? … The Jazz Repertoire in Action.”

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After several years of work, researchers at the Isenberg School of Management have developed a computer model that captures the intricacies of the economic network transactions and the physical network transmission constraints in electric power generation and distribution.

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Police Chief Johnny C. Whitehead will be formally sworn in during ceremonies on Monday, May 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center.

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Softball coach Elaine Sortino has been named Atlantic 10 coach of the year for the third straight season and the 10th time in her career.

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The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) awarded three of its top honors this week to the men’s lacrosse team, including coach-of-the-year laurels to Greg Cannella.

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Dennis Caraher, applications analyst in the Office of Information Technologies, has been awarded a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Award for his latest CD for kids, “I Miss the Mud.”

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For the third time in his career, Søren Bisgaard of the Isenberg School of Management is being honored by the American Society for Quality for writing the best paper in the field of quality control.

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Edward Calabrese, a professor in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been awarded the Marie Curie Prize for “outstanding achievements in research on the effects of low and very low doses of ionizing radiation on human health and biotopes.”

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Mark McDonald, associate professor of Sport Management, has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Sport Management Educator’s Award from the North American Society for Sport Management.

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