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Laura Valdiviezo
“Something That Test Scores Do Not Show: Engaging in Community Diversity as a Local Response to Global Education Trends” by Laura Valdiviezo, associate professor in the College of Education, was the most read article in The Educational Forum during 2014. Routledge/Taylor & Francis...
Katharine Reichert
Dr. Katharine E. “Kay” Reichert, 86, of Hadley, a former physician at University Health Services, died March 21 at the Hospice of the Fisher Home. Born in Arnold, Pa., she started her medical career as a nurse’s aide at a local hospital while she was still in high school. She...
Faith Sweigart
Faith M. Sweigart, 88, of Amherst, a retired clerk in the Copy Centers, died March 23 at her home at the Arbors. Born in Lewiston, Maine, she grew up in Boothbay Harbor. She attended Ryder College in Trenton, N.J. and graduated in 1946. She then worked for Travelers Insurance in Trenton, until...
Ezekiel Kimball
Ezekiel Kimball, assistant professor in educational policy, research and administration in the College of Education, was recognized March 6 as one of six national recipients of the 2015 Emerging Scholars Award from the College Student Educators, International (ACPA) during its annual convention in...
Julie Goddard
Assistant professor of food science Julie Goddard recently won the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2015 Samuel Cate Prescott Award for “outstanding ability of research in food technology.” The award is given to outstanding young researchers under 36 years old or who earned...
Three professors from the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences have been named recipients of the 2015-16 Samuel F. Conti Fellowships. Daniela Calzetti, astronomy, Alfred J. Crosby, polymer science and engineering, and Gerald A. Epstein, economics, have been...
Sally Linowski
Sally Linowski, associate dean of students for off campus life and community education in the Dean of Students Office, was a speaker at the Summit on Behavioral Health Issues among College Students summit hosted March 16-17 in Rockville, Md., by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
Richard Pilsner
Richard Pilsner, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, was recently chosen as a scientific advisor for a three-year grant funded by the Russian Science Foundation. The study, led by Dr. Oleg Sergeyev of Chapaevsk Central Hospital in Chapaevsk, Russia, is examining the relationship...
Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, associate professor of epidemiology, has won an award from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Fulbright Commission in Finland to teach and conduct research at the University of Eastern Finland’s Institute of Public Health and Clinical...
Lee Badgett
Center for Public Policy and Administration director M.V. Lee Badgett, economics, spoke March 19 in Dublin as Ireland prepares for a national referendum on whether to legalize same-sex marriage. Badgett delivered her talk, titled “The International Experience with Marriage Equality,”...

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