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Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, associate professor and head of the health policy and management program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Special Commission to Examine the Feasibility of Establishing a Pain Management Access Program. One...
Ronald Hambleton
Ronald K. Hambleton, Distinguished University Professor and executive director of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment, has received the inaugural Thomas Oakland Award for Distinguished Contributions to Testing and Assessment from the International Test Commission (ITC...
Thérèse Pasquale Maguire
Thérèse Pasquale Maguire, 67, of Amherst, a retired administrator in residential academic programs, died July 7. Raised in Jamaica Plain, she graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and earned a doctorate in comparative literature at UMass Amherst. She joined the UMass...
Elizabeth “Betty” Winn Hersant, 74, of Los Angeles, Calif., a retired office manager in the Office of News and Media Relations, died June 28. Born in Amherst in 1942, she earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations at Michigan State University. She joined the university in...
Boris Pavlushkin
Boris Pavlushkin, 63, of Turners Falls, an electrician with building maintenance, died July 7. Born in Uzbekistan on March 6, 1953, he joined the university in 2004 and was currently a controls and refrigeration systems specialist. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Valentina (Babitskaya)...
Irene Bemben
Irene Bemben, 91, of Hadley, a former clerk and stenographer, died June 29. Born in Hadley in 1925, she attended Northampton Commercial College. She worked in the university news department and extension as a clerk and stenographer in 1943-44 before moving to physical education, where she served...
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Four faculty members have been chosen to attend the Higher Education Resource Services Institutes, a leadership development program for women, according to Associate Chancellor Susan Pearson, who said the university has been sponsoring participants since 2009. This year, the university will send...
Nilanjana “Buju” Dasgupta
Nilanjana “Buju” Dasgupta, psychological and brain sciences and director of the College of Natural Sciences’ faculty equity and inclusion initiative, recently gave a distinguished lecture at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va., as a guest of the agency’s...
Justin Fermann

Justin Fermann, senior lecturer in the chemistry department, has been appointed the new director of the Integrated Concentration in Science program.

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Steve Tracy
Steve Tracy, Afro-American studies, spent eight weeks in May and June in China, France and Italy, teaching and giving presentation/performances that combined lectures, readings, singing and harmonica blues and spirituals. At Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, he...

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