Brett Genny Beemyn of Ohio State University has been named the new director of the Stonewall Center, the campus''s lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender resource center.
Martin Luther King Day will be observed as a state holiday on Monday, Jan. 16.
The Office of Waste Management (OWM) is working to maintain UMass Amherst''s status as a Top 20 recycling university, according to general manager John Pepi, who is planning new efforts to recruit and train departmental coordinators.
The Fine Arts Center is accepting applications for the 25th annual Jazz in July Summer Music Programs, a jazz education and performance program to be held July 10-21.
The Everywoman''s Center is offering a 10-week support group for bipolar women beginning in February.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Harold E. Sears, 87, formerly of Montague Center, who worked at the campus barbershop for many years, died Dec. 17 at the Buckley Health Care Center in Greenfield.
William Footrick, 96, former track and field coach and associate professor of Physical Education, died Jan. 1 at his home in Gardner following an illness.
Clarence W. Powers, 87, of Amherst, a retired storekeeper in the Chemistry Department, died Jan. 2 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.
Sheila M. Leonard, 70, of Hatfield, a retired foreman with Housing Services, died Jan. 1 at her daughter’s home in Whately.