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Paul Dubin
Paul Dubin, 77, of Northampton, a retired part-time research professor of chemistry, died May 23. Born in New York City, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and City College of New York and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. In the early 1970s he was a post-doctoral...
Jane Bacon
Jane Elizabeth Cowles Bacon, 86, of Amherst, a retired computer programmer in Extension, has died. Born in 1931 in Springfield, she worked at the Holy Name Rectory while attending Cathedral High School and later at the phone company. After graduating from Elms College, where she majored in...
Anne Mochon
Anne Mochon, 74, of Amherst, professor emerita of art history, died April 28. After spending time in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar and receiving a Ph.D. from Yale University, she joined the UMass Amherst art department in 1971, where she taught until retiring in 2002. In 1980 she organized...
Gabriela Weaver
Gabriela Weaver is stepping down as vice provost for faculty development and director of the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) to focus more time on research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The change was announced June 7 by...
Ashwin Ramasubramaniam
Ashwin Ramasubramaniam, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, is leading a joint U.S. and Israeli team of researchers looking for inexpensive, large-scale methods of fabrication of electronic and optical devices within single sheets of two-dimensional (2D) materials. The...
Ruojie “Vanessa” Zhang, left, and Zipei “Zach” Zhang
Two doctoral students of food science professor David Julian McClements recently received awards from the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) at its annual meeting in May in Minneapolis and at the Gordon Research Conference in June in Holyoke. McClements reports that Ruojie “Vanessa...
Elizabeth Evans
The Greenwall Foundation, which promotes bioethics research, has awarded Elizabeth Evans, assistant professor of health promotion and policy at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a two-year, $128,164 grant to support her research, “Exploring shared decision-making as an ethical...
Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, professor of epidemiology, is the editor of a new book titled “Cursed? Biologic and Cultural Aspects of the Menstrual Cycle and Menstruation.” This collection of essays and original research articles offers a comprehensive perspective of the importance of...
From left: Graduate students Amol Agrawal, Ananya Ganesh and Haw-Shiuan Chang at the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies conference in New Orleans.
Computer science graduate students Haw-Shiuan Chang, Amol Agrawal, Ananya Ganesh, Anirudha Desai and Vinayak Mathur, with professor Andrew McCallum, director of the Center for Data Science, and Alfred Hough, lead artificial intelligence (AI) researcher at Lexalytics Inc. of Boston, presented a...
Joya Misra
Joya Misra, professor in the School of Public Policy and the department of sociology, has been elected vice president of the American Sociological Association (ASA). “My goal as VP is to amplify the voices of and embrace the wide variety of sociologists out there,” Misra said in an...

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