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Ann and George Levinger
George Levinger, 90, of Amherst, professor emeritus of psychology, died July 3, 12 days after the passing of his wife, Ann C. Levinger, 86, a former lecturer in education. George Levinger was born Feb. 5, 1927, in Berlin, Germany. In 1935, his family fled the Nazi regime, first to Switzerland,...
Arthur Elliott Carlisle
Arthur Elliott Carlisle, 90, of Leverett, professor emeritus of management, died July 24.  Born Oct.16, 1926, in Montreal, Quebec, Elliott attended school in Montreal until his secondary education at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario. He graduated from McGill University in 1948,...
James Hendricks
James Powell Hendricks, 79, of Northampton, professor emeritus of art, died July 26. Born Aug. 7, 1938, in Little Rock, Arkansas, he graduated from Little Rock Central High School and continued his education with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Fine Arts...
Terese Murphy
Terese Ann Murphy, 90, of Amherst, a retired longtime clerk in Continuing Education, died March 8. Born Feb. 20, 1927, she was raised in the suburbs of Boston and joined the university in 1961 as a clerk in agricultural communications. In 1964, she moved to university relations and in 1970 to...
Ken Kleinman
Biostatistician Ken Kleinman in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences has received a four-year, $1.24 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences to provide medical researchers with new software, a web application tool and other support designed to...
Claire Myette
Claire Myette, 74 of Northampton, a retired security guard and parking attendant, died June 30. Born Feb. 11, 1943 in Derby, Connecticut, she attended schools in Hatfield and California. She joined UMass Amherst in 1974, working first as a security guard and then as a parking attendant. She...
Minutebots
A team of College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS) graduate and undergraduate students won their lower bracket tournament in RoboCup 2017, an international tournament of robots playing soccer held July 27-31 in Nagoya, Japan. Assistant professor Joydeep Biswas, the team's faculty...
Margaret Riley
Biology professor Margaret Riley, an expert in the evolution of microbial resistance, is one of five new members of the board of directors of the Boston-based Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA). The appointments were announced in June.   Stuart B. Levy, APUA’s CEO, said...
Christopher Baker
Dramaturg and playwright Christopher Baker, theater, has published his adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” The publication and licensing by Broadway Publishing Company, follows the successful run of the adaptation at Center Stage in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun...
Joya Misra
Sociology professor Joya Misra, Ph.D. candidate Mahala Dyer Stewart and Marni Alyson Brown of Georgia Gwinnett College co-edited the recently published anthology “Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings.” Published by Sage Publishing, the anthology has an open access companion website, aimed at...

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