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Donna Zucker
Donna Zucker, professor of nursing, will speak about the College of Nursing’s response to the opioid crisis when she addresses the 2018 Northeast Regional Conference of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance in Waltham on Oct. 18. Zucker will highlight the efforts, innovations and...
Amanda Seaman
Amanda Seaman, professor of Japanese literature in the department of languages, literatures and cultures, has been awarded a Long-Term Research Fellowship by the Japan Foundation, meant to allow “preeminent foreign scholars in Japanese studies ... to conduct research in Japan.” With...
David Buchanan
David Buchanan, professor of community health education, retired at the end of August after serving as a faculty member for 29 years, including the past three years as chair of the department of health promotion and policy. “When the department of public health was converted back to its...
Ranjanaa Devi

Ranjanaa Devi, founding director of the Fine Arts Center’s Asian Arts and Culture Program, will retire Oct. 19 after 35 years with the university. The program has given center stage to artistic endeavors that reflect many cultures of Asia, bringing to the region work that is often available only in major metropolitan venues.

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Mireya “Carolina” Cudemus
Mireya “Carolina” Cudemus, a design and construction management professional with Gilbane Building Company, has joined Facilities and Campus Services as director of design and construction management. Cudemus has more than 20 years of experience in complex private and public...
Emma Cappelluzzo
Emma M. Cappelluzzo, 85, professor emerita of education and a leader in bicultural education, died Sept. 5. Born July 10, 1933 in Boston, she was a first-generation Italian American who spoke no English when she entered school in East Boston. She attended Everett Public Schools and graduated...
Brian D. Bunk
Brian D. Bunk, senior lecturer in history, spoke about “Two Early Pioneers of Women’s Soccer in the United States” on Sept. 29 at the Central Pennsylvania Consortium Symposium “Critical Perspectives on Soccer and Social Justice.” The event took place at Dickinson...
Richard Yeager
Richard A. Yeager II, a 30-year veteran in architecture and planning administration, has joined Facilities and Campus Services as director of campus planning.  Yeager comes to UMass Amherst from Boston College where he was assistant director of planning and design and led a staff that...
Trisha L. Andrew, left, and Emerson Alexander
Trisha L. Andrew, associate professor of chemistry, recently received a $2,500 L’Oréal USA Changing the Face of STEM grant to increase hands-on research opportunities for community college students. Over the 2018-19 academic year, Andrew and her research group will train interns...
Sid Ferreira
Sid Ferreira, special assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs, will be among those honored at the 100 Men of Color Black Tie Gala and Awards at the Bushnell in Hartford on Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. The 6th anniversary celebration of the gala will recognize the contributions of these...

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