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James Douglas
James Douglas, 83, of Leverett, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, died Feb 15. Born in Aurora, Ill., on July 27, 1933, he received a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and in 1960 earned his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. He did post...
Robert A. Rothstein
Robert A. Rothstein, Amesbury Professor of Polish Language, Literature and Culture and director of the Program in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, has a new book: “More Words to the Wise,” a second collection of the columns he has been writing since 2004 for the Boston-based...
Nancy S. Craig
Nancy S. (DerGiragossian) Craig, 80, of Northampton, a retired typist in alumni relations and environmental health and safety, died Feb. 6. Born Jan. 27, 1937, in Northampton, she was a 1954 graduate of Northampton High School and also attended Northampton School for Girls, Holyoke Junior College...
Bruce Brooks
Warring States Project principals Bruce and Taeko Brooks gave papers at a meeting of the Midwest Branch of the American Oriental Society held Feb. 10-12 at St. Mary's College at the University of Notre Dame. He spoke on the problem of dating the early Chinese philosophers, while Taeko’s...
Mark Protti of the Institute of Training and Development and professor Timothy Randhir
Professor Timothy Randhir of the department of environmental conservation led a delegation of professionals from western Massachusetts to study environmental sustainability efforts in the Grijalva-Usumacinta (GU) watershed of southern Mexico from Jan. 15-25. The large watershed covers parts of the...
Shonda Pettiford
Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) director of communications Shonda Pettiford has been named CEO of Gravity Switch, a Northampton-based full-service creative agency that helps clients with their digital world. In 16 years with CHC, the past eight specifically responsible for communications,...
Richard Petrauskas
Richard J. Petrauskas, 73, of South Deerfield, a retired electrician, died Feb. 6. Born June 25, 1943, he attended Northampton schools and was self-employed for many years, doing business as Joe’s Electric Service. He joined UMass Amherst in 1997 as an electrician in the Physical Plant,...
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The Association for Asian Studies has awarded its 2017 Buchanan Prize to Anne Prescott, director of the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, for her work as editor and co-author of the book “East Asia in the World: An Introduction.” According to its publisher, East Asia in the...
Stephanie Murray
Junior journalism major Stephanie Murray has received the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Award, an honor earning her a 10-day study trip to Japan. The award, established in 1984, is granted through the Scripps Howard Foundation and Indiana University. It was founded in memory of Roy W...
John Klier
John Klier, head of chemical engineering, has been named a 2016 National Academy of Inventors fellow. The new class of NAI fellows will be inducted April 6 as part of the academy’s Sixth Annual Conference at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Andrew H. Hirshfeld,...

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