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Theoretical physicists Boris Svistunov, Nikolay Prokof’ev and Egor Babaev have collaborated on a new textbook for graduate students interested in superfluidity, superconductivity and topics where superfluid states of matter manifest themselves, from quantum fluids, superconductors and...

Eleven faculty members have been chosen by the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute as fellows for its 2015-16 seminar on “Secrecy, Publicity, Privacy, Security.” The fellows will approach the theme from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the humanities to geosciences, communication and computer science to finance. Each fellow will receive a $1,500 research allowance and participate in a yearlong faculty seminar.

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Vamsi Vakulabharanam
Vamsi Vakulabharanam, associate professor of economics, on April 9 addressed the annual conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) in Paris in the opening session on “Economic Growth and Inequality Across Time and Space.” Sharing the podium were inequality scholar...
William J. Webb, Jr., 71, of Thorndike, a retired maintenance working foreman at Physical Plant, died April 14. Born in Springfield, he was a lifelong resident of Palmer. He joined the campus staff in 1978 and retired in 2007. He leaves his wife of 41 years, Constance A. (George), his daughter...
Daniel Goldstein
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) has named Dan Goldstein, instructor in the Online MPH in Public Health Policy, the recipient of the SPHHS Outstanding Online Teacher Award. The award, which is given annually by the school, recognizes excellence in online teaching....
MJ Peterson
MJ Peterson, professor of political science, has been elected secretary of the Faculty Senate beginning July 1. She was elected at the April 9 meeting of the senate and replaces Ernest May, music, who has been secretary since 2000. Peterson points out she is not the first woman to hold the job....
Genevieve E. Chandler
College of Nursing professor Genevieve E. Chandler gave a keynote presentation with Eric C. Arauz, president of Arauz Inspirational Enterprises on April 15 at the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies annual conference in Iselin, N.J. The keynote, “Breaking Bad: Is...
Yuriy Brun
Yuriy Brun, assistant professor of computer science, has received a five-year, $550,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his project “Improving Software Quality using Dynamically Inferred Models.” He explains, “Software has...
Raji Balasubramanian
Raji Balasubramanian, associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences’ department of biostatistics and epidemiology, recently received a four-year, $1,546,787 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute...
Irene (Maciorowski) Szych, 82, of Hatfield, a retired dietary worker I at Berkshire Dining Commons died April 3. Born in Hatfield, she graduated from Smith Academy in 1949 and married John “Panther” Szych from Hatfield in 1951. They continued to live in Hatfield all their lives and...

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