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Timothy Randhir, associate professor of environmental conservation, was a keynote speaker at a watershed management conference held Sept. 10-12 at Cankiri Karatekin University in Cankira, Turkey. Focusing on new approaches, practices and policies in managing natural resources of the region, the...
Anne P. Gates, 90, of Turners Falls, a former administrative assistant in the School of Education, died Sept. 7. Born Enide Rossetti in Civita Castellana, Italy, she immigrated with her family in 1930, settling in Southwick. She graduated from Southwick Consolidated School and Westfield High....
Sandra Jean (Boardman) (Waite) (Thomas) Peet, 72, formerly of Northampton and Greenfield, a former typist II in Mail Services, died Aug. 17 at her home in Gulfport, Fla. Born in Holyoke, she graduated from Northampton High School in 1959. She worked on campus from 1970-89, when she and...
Ruth Greenwood Smith, 99, of Orleans, a retired nursing assistant in the School of Home Economics, died Sept. 6. Born in Methuen, she was a graduate the Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing in 1937. The following year, she married Russell E. Smith and they lived in Philadelphia while he...

Alan Richmond, senior lecturer in the biology department, received the Meritorious Teaching Award in Herpetology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists during the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists held July 30 to Aug. 3 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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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...

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