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Thomas Healy Trotman, 77, of Amherst, a former executive director of the UMass Foundation, died July 12. Born March 5, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, he attended Alma College and earned master’s degrees at the University of Michigan and UMass Amherst. He joined the university in 1963 as a...
Rebecca Spencer
Rebecca Spencer, psychological and brain sciences, has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, which renews an earlier grant from NIH’s National Institutes of Aging to support work on sleep and memory in older adults. Specifically, she and...
K Ca Fe co-localization
A paper by Barry Goodell, microbiology, Jody Jellison, director of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, and others published last year has been chosen as one of the “outstanding results” in its area and will be abstracted in Argonne National Laboratory’s annual...
E. Bryan Coughlin

E. Bryan Coughlin, head of polymer science and engineering, has been selected as a 2018 fellow of the American Chemical Society, which recognizes members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the society. The honor was announced in the society’s weekly magazine, Chemical & Engineering News.  

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James R. Knightly
James R. Knightly, 81, of Greenfield, a retired Physical Plant employee in customer service and work management, died July 8. He was born in Northampton April 29, 1937 and was a graduate of Amherst High School. An Air Force veteran, he joined UMass Amherst in the technical staff section in...
Christine McGinnis
Christine (Late) McGinnis, 89, of Belchertown, a retired receiving teller in the bursar’s office, died July 6. Born Dec. 18, 1928 in Springfield, she joined UMass Amherst in 1967 as a clerk and typist in the treasurer’s office.  She became a receiving teller in the bursar’...
Kelly Gray
Kelly Gray, currently associate dean of students for student life, has been named assistant dean and executive director of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advising Resource Center, effective Aug. 6. She replaces Carolyn Bassett, who has been appointed associate provost for student...
Darryl Jelley
Darryl Jelley, an accomplished leader in higher education marketing and branding, has been named campus chief marketing officer (CMO). In this newly created position, reporting to the vice chancellor for University Relations, Jelley will oversee campus-wide branding initiatives and will play a...
Evelyn Boron
Evelyn (Sheppard) Boron, 93, of Amherst, a former janitor in Worcester Dining Commons and in residence halls, died July 1. Born July 15, 1924, she graduated from the High School of Commerce in Springfield in 1942. She worked in the Springfield Armory, Milton Bradley and her father’s...
Serena Houghton
Epidemiology postdoctoral researcher and recent School of Public Health and Health Sciences alumna Serena Houghton has received a three-year, $187,639 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to examine a specific type...

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