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Two peregrine falcon chicks that hatched in the nest high atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library earlier this month were banded June 29 by Tom French, assistant director of natural heritage and endangered species at the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game. Though the chicks were hatched later than...
A newly banded falcon chick.
UMass Medical School’s new partnership with Baystate Health will serve as an important complement to ongoing, community-based health initiatives by UMass Amherst in the Springfield area, particularly activities of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, says Dean C. Marjorie Aelion.
Carol Booth, a senior staff attorney at the Student Legal Services Office, has been appointed campus ombudsperson, effective July 26. “We are delighted to welcome Carol to the Ombuds Office,” says Deputy Chancellor Robert S. Feldman. “Her vast legal experience; expertise in...
Carol Booth
In a White House ceremony on June 17, President Barack Obama saluted professor Sandra Petersen, with 14 others and one organization, who received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) for 2012 and 2013. In addition to being personally...
President Obama Meets with Sandra Petersen and other honorees
Juanita M. Holler, associate vice chancellor for facilities & campus services, has been appointed associate vice president for facilities management and development at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, effective Sept. 1. Holler will serve as Cal Poly’s executive...
Juanita Holler
Three administrators in University Relations are taking on new duties and responsibilities within the executive area led by Vice Chancellor John Kennedy, who said the changes “will enable us to continue to serve the campus with creativity, efficiency and professionalism.” Nancy Buffone...
Nancy Buffone
Alumnus Kenji Summers, founder of Passport Life in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named to the inaugural class of Aspen Arthur Davis Vining Fellows at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado in July. Summers, who graduted in 2008, was selected from a competitive field of national nominees who are...
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center network’s Berkshire office and eight of the network’s clients were honored May 4 in Framingham at the annual New England-wide Massachusetts Awards Ceremony. The Isenberg School of Management is state headquarters for the MSBDC network...
Joseph Krupczynski and Caryn Brause of the department of architecture have begun work on “Arrivals,” their winning proposal for the Mosher Street Underpass Art Project in Holyoke. The project, coordinated through the Center for Design Engagement (CDE), will transform a key gateway...
Rendering of ‘Arrivals’ Wall in Holyoke
Four faculty members have been awarded $56,800 in Public Service Endowment Grants by the vice chancellor for research and engagement. The awards are intended to enhance the public service mission of the campus by translating faculty and staff research for use that benefits community partners while...
Springfield Central High School

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