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William Rice
William Ward Rice Sr., 94, of Naples, Fla., professor emeritus of forestry and expert in wood technology, died Sept. 28. Born Sept. 11, 1922, in Albany, N.Y., he grew up in Montclair, N.J., graduating from Montclair High School in 1940. He attended the University of Maine, where he majored in...
Jay Berkovitz

Jay Berkovitz, chair of the department of Jewish and Near Eastern studies, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies for his book, “The Protocols of Justice: The Pinkas of the Metz Rabbinical Court, 1771-1789.”

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Rising researchers
Victor Champagne, Jack Duff, Robert Johnston, Randa Kallin, Greg Petrucci and Sarah Welch have been selected as fall 2016 UMass Amherst Rising Researchers. The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship or creative activity. Details at https://...
Thom Hannum
Thomas P. Hannum, associate director of the UMass Amherst Minuteman Marching Band, has been honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music for All with the 2016 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education, a national award named for the man who directed the Minuteman...
Shelly Quinlan
Shelley Quinlan, R.D.O., has joined the eye care services staff of University Health Services (UHS). A board certified dispensing optician in Massachusetts for more than 20 years, Quinlan has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including ophthalmology, and has experience with fabrication,...
Jay Monahan
Jay Monahan, a 1996 master’s degree graduate of the McCormack Department of Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management, has been named the next commissioner of the PGA Tour, effective Jan. 1. Monahan currently serves as the PGA Tour’s deputy commissioner and chief operating...
Kalpen Trivedi

Kalpen Trivedi, director of Education Abroad, has been named by Provost Katherine Newman to serve as the new executive director of the International Programs Office, effective Jan. 1.

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Gordon King
Gordon S. King, 98, of Livingston, N.Y., former head of the arboriculture and park management program at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, died Oct. 17. Born Sept. 11, 1918 in Glen Ridge, N.J., he attended the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University, where he earned a...
Marshall C. Howard, 97, of Sarasota, Fla., professor emeritus of economics, died Oct. 20. Born Oct. 10, 1919 in Princeton, N.J., he graduated from Princeton University in 1941. In January 1942, shortly after Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and worked on the application of radar to...
Baoshan Xing
Stockbridge School of Agriculture professor Baoshan Xing is being recognized as a UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. When asked to describe his work in a nutshell, Xing sums it up succinctly: clean soil for safe food. An expert in analyzing the chemical behaviors of soil and soil contaminants, Xing...

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