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Curtis Allen Johnson, 97, of Medford Leas, N.J., a former professor of agricultural engineering, died Oct. 31. Born in Mead, Neb., he was raised on a farm, which led to earning a B.S. in agricultural engineering from the University of Nebraska. He was assigned to civilian public service for the...
Rosalind Coleman, 76, of Hadley, a retired typist II in Afro-American studies, died Oct. 23 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.   She retired from university service in 1991. She leaves her daughter, Rhonda Coleman, her son, Tom Coleman, a grandson, a sister and several nieces and nephews....
Claire “Pat” O’Connor
Claire (Granfield) “Pat” O’Connor, 86, of Amherst, a retired clerk III with Housing Services, died Dec. 13 in Amesbury. She retired from campus service 1993. She leaves her six children, Mary O’Connor of Amesbury, Eileen (O’Connor) Iacobucci of Palm Harbor, Fla.,...
Lisa Lehmberg, associate professor of music education, co-authored an article titled “Senior Citizens’ Participation in Music and Quality of Life: Two Contrasting Case Studies,” that was  published in the 40th Anniversary Proceedings of the International Scientific Research...
Emmon Bach, 85, professor emeritus of linguistics, died Nov. 28 at his home in Oxford, England, of pneumonia-induced sudden respiratory failure. Born in Kumamoto, Japan, he was the the youngest of six children of Danish missionary parents who moved with their family from Japan to the U.S. in 1941...

The United States Golf Association has named Stockbridge School of Agriculture professor Patricia J. Vittum as the recipient of the 2015 USGA Green Section Award, which recognizes an individual’s distinguished service to the game of golf through work with turfgrass. 

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Paul Arslanian, lecturer and piano accompanist in the dance program since 1999, received the Pioneer Valley Buzz Award for 2014 from Easthampton Community Arts+ on Dec. 5. The award recognizes those who have made a positive creative “buzz” in the region, and brought awareness to the...
Susan E. Hankinson, professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been elected to serve as chairperson-elect for the Molecular Epidemiology Working Group (MEG) of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). She will assume the office at the AACR annual...
At the World Parks Congress (WPC) held Nov. 12-19 in Sydney, Australia, human geographer Stan Stevens of the geosciences department, officially launched his new book, “Indigenous Peoples, National Parks and Protected Areas,” during a special session he organized and led on the topic....
An article by Sara K. Jones, assistant professor of music education, was published online in October in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. Jones will give a presentation of the article, “Teaching Students with Disabilities: A Review of Music Education Research as it relates...

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