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Donald P. McMahon, 68, of Ludlow, a retired senior analyst and programmer with the University Information Systems unit of the President’s Office, died June 28 of cancer. Born in Greenfield, he attended Greenfield schools and after graduation enlisted in the U.S. Air Force,  serving...
Meeting in Dartmouth, the Board of Trustees on June 18 approved four appointments with tenure. The newly appointed faculty members are David E. Huber, professor of psychological and brain sciences, Jason G. Irizarry, associate of teacher education and curriculum studies, James Kitts, associate...
Associate professor Krista Harper of anthropology and public policy presented her latest research at a conference on “Value and values in agro-food processes” held June 10-12 at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), in Marseille, France.   Harper...
Former UMass Police sergeant Joseph Rebello, 55, of Kingston, was killed in a June 29 accident when his motorcycle was struck by an oncoming car in Woodbury, Vt. Born in Worcester, he grew up in Belchertown. He began his career as a community service officer in Amherst and part-time police...
The Board of Trustees on June 18 approved tenure for 42 faculty members from the Amherst campus: Amel Ahmed, political science, R. Craig Albertson, biology, Luiz Amaral, languages, literatures and cultures, Albert Assaf, hospitality and tourism management, Sonya Atalay, anthropology, Hari J....
The University of Catania in Sicily awarded its Medal of the University to Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, on June 13...
Kristi Stefanoni, who led the softball team since the death of longtime coach Elaine Sortino last August, has been named head coach by athletic director John McCutcheon, who announced the appointment on June 28. “We were incredibly fortunate to select Kristi from a very talented pool of...

Alicia Timme-Laragy, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, was recently chosen to participate in the Butler-Williams Scholars Program. The program, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, is targeted for emerging researchers interested in the topic of aging.

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Paul Korpita, Sr., 93, of Sunderland, a retired chemist at the Agricultural Experiment Station, died June 22 at the New England Health Center in Sunderland. Born in Sunderland, he was educated in Sunderland schools and also attended Deerfield High School. He was employed as a chemist Feed, Seed...
Jeremiah M. Allen, Jr., 94, formerly of Amherst, professor emeritus of English and former acting provost and dean of the Humanities and Fine Arts, died May 29 in hospice in Providence. Born in Newton, he graduated in 1938 from Newton High School, where he had been co-captain of the state champion...

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