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Two doctoral students in the language, literacy and culture concentration within the department of teacher education and curriculum studies at the College of Education have had their research published. Keiko Konoeda has a chapter in the publication “Multiliteracies in World Language...
Charles Bestor
Composer and educator Charles Bestor, 91, of Amherst, professor emeritus and former head of the department of music and dance, died Jan. 16 at home. Born in 1924 in New York City, he spent his childhood there and at the Chautauqua Institution, where his father, Arthur, was president. He studied...
Joe Connolly
Head football coach Mark Whipple has announced the addition of Joe Connolly as the Minutemen’s director of sports performance/head football strength and conditioning coach. A native of Barnstable, Connolly joins the athletics department after seven seasons working with the football program...
Stephenie A. Mascitis, 94, of Gilbertville, a retired bookkeeper in auxiliary enterprises, died Jan. 16. Born in Gilbertville in 1921, she was a graduate of Hardwick High School. She retired from the university in 1988 after 11 years of service. Predeceased by her husband John, she is survived by...
Judith Ann Moore
Judith Ann (Ingham) Moore, 77, of Greenfield, a retired clerk in the engineering minority program, died Jan. 7. Born in Worcester in 1938, she grew up in Greenfield, where her parents operated Ingham's Jewelers. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School and received an associate degree in...
Patricia Fydenkevez
Patricia A. Fydenkevez, 78, of South Deerfield, a former maintainer in the Physical Plant, died Jan. 17. Born in 1937 in Amherst, she was educated in Deerfield schools and graduated from the former Deerfield High School. She worked in the Physical Plant for 24 years, retiring in 2002. She was the...
Katie Dixon-Gordon
Katie Dixon-Gordon, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, has been named a 2015 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science for “outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-Ph.D. whose innovative work has already...
Furcolo Hall
The organizers of the 37th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum of the University of Pennsylvania have selected Theresa Austin, Marie Polizzi and Maria José Botelho of the language, literacy and culture concentration in the College of Education’s department of teacher...
Anna Nagurney
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School and director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, has been elected a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College at Oxford University in England for the 2016 Trinity Term. Visiting fellowships at All...
Ronald Jay Husted, 58, of South Deerfield, a customer service representative in Facilities and Campus Services, died Jan 11. He began his career at UMass Amherst in the Physical Plant in 2002. He leaves his wife Doris; daughter Jenna-Marie Ashley Husted and son Dylan Jay Husted, both of South...

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