Joseph Haines Babcock, 62, of Amherst, a computer systems manager in the physics department, died Nov. 17.
Born July 19, 1955, in Warren, Ohio, he moved with his family to Westfield while young. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in music education and...
A sweeping new effort recently announced by the Graduate School will support graduate students on multiple fronts as they pursue their academic and professional goals. Effective with the spring semester, the Graduate School will establish an Office of Inclusion and Engagement that will develop a wide array of initiatives designed to help students amplify the impact of their research, prepare for leadership positions in their fields and broaden their career options.
Research teams, including one led by UMass Amherst biostatistician Nicholas Reich, are participating in a national influenza forecasting challenge to try to predict the onset, progress and peaks of regional flu outbreaks to aid prevention and control.
An album of new works by renowned composer George Tsontakis, including a concerto featuring UMass Amherst trumpet professor Eric Berlin, has been included in NPR Music’s Top 10 Classical Albums of 2017.
Kevin Favaro, 70, of Northampton, a retired maintainer in custodial services, died Dec. 14.
Born in Northampton Dec. 7, 1947, he graduated from Northampton High School and served in the Army.
He joined the UMass Amherst Physical Plant as a janitor in custodial services in 1972 and retired as a...
For a ninth straight year, UMass Amherst has been named to the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The 2018 ranking of 300 public and private four-year schools is based on objective measurements of academic quality and affordability.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Christina Monte, Ph.D., College of Education, Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2:30 p.m., N113 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Learning Prosociality Through Experience:...
The School of Earth and Sustainability at UMass Amherst today announced that Gloucester resident Katie Kahl has been named to a newly created position, extension assistant professor in sustainable fisheries and coastal resilience, at the Gloucester Marine Station. She will bridge the university’s research capacity with ecological, economicand social needs in the area.
Howard A. “Hap” Peelle, 73, of Amherst, professor of teacher education and curriculum studies and a pioneer in instructional applications of compters, died Dec. 15.
Born Feb. 9, 1944, in Schenectady, New York, he grew up in Roslyn, Long Island, attended Friends Academy, Roslyn public...