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Two-time Olympian and WNBA Most Valuable Player Yolanda Griffith has joined the women’s basketball team as an assistant coach on the staff of head coach Sharon Dawley. “I’m so honored to get this opportunity in my career at one of the highest levels,” Griffith said. “...
Clinical psychologist and professor emerita Bonnie Strickland recently received the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in Psychology in the Public Interest at the group’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. Gold medalists are selected by...
Three new librarians have joined the staff of the Science and Engineering Library. Thea Atwood has a bachelor of science in psychology from Indiana University and a master of library and information science from Syracuse University. She is the liaison to astronomy, computer science and physics,...
An exhibition show tracing the expansive formal and conceptual evolution of John Grillo, professor emeritus of art, opens Sept. 10 at the Herter Art Gallery. “John Grillo – Five Decades:  Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, 1945-1995” runs through Oct. 10. An artist’s...
Daniel Gordon, interim dean of Commonwealth Honors College, has appointed Alexandrina Deschamps, a faculty member in women, gender, sexuality studies, associate dean of Commonwealth Honors College for the coming academic year. Deschamps has been director of student recruitment and outreach for CHC...

The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development has awarded 13 Fellowships for Innovative Teaching to instructors for 2014-15. The FIT fellowship draws upon other previous teaching-centered fellowships and will focus on active, collaborative and innovative pedagogies that will empower faculty to take advantage of new classroom spaces in the Integrative Learning Center.

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History professor David Glassberg taught in a faculty training program this summer at Shanghai Normal University that brought historians from a dozen universities from throughout China to learn about teaching public history and starting public history programs.

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Claudia Donald of the Graduate School has been named director of online communications in University Relations, where she will manage campus-wide Web communication strategies aimed at internal and external constituents.

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HOLYOKE – Jerome Weidenfeld, 87, passed away peacefully Aug. 12, 2014 at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home.

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Laura Briggs, chair of the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies program, participated in the International Institute of Social Studies International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Surrogacy in The Hague, Netherlands.

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