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The Institute for Social Science Research has named its 2015-16 Scholars, who represent four colleges and six departments across the campus. ISSR Scholars participate in a year-long seminar that helps each of them develop a strong research grant proposal. In addition to attending in-depth...
John Horvath
Police Chief John Horvath has accepted the position of chief of police in Rockport, a community of about 7,000 on Cape Ann. Horvath, who came to campus in 2012, was offered the position following a vote of the Rockport selectmen on March 10. According to the Gloucester Times, a May start date is...
Margaret I. Miller, 97, of Sunderland, a retired institutional domestic aide, died March 9. Born in Springfield, she was adopted as an infant by her aunt and uncle after the death of her parents. She worked on campus from 1970 until her retirement 10 years later. Her husband, Vernon, died in...
Julian “Charlie” E. Kapinos, 96, of Easthampton, a retired machinist at Physical Plant, died March 2 in his home. He was born in Easthampton and attended Sacred Heart School and Easthampton High School. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II and served in the Pacific...
Fred Reinhart
Fred Reinhart, senior advisor at the Technology Transfer Office, is the new president of the board of directors of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), an association for academic technology transfer professionals. “It is an honor to be chosen to serve my fellow...
Julie Brigram-Grette

Geoscientist and Arctic research expedition leader Julie Brigham-Grette will be the featured speaker for a screening of the documentary, “South: Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition,” at the Amherst Cinema on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m.

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Jane Kent
Researchers in the Muscle Physiology Lab led by kinesiology professor Jane Kent, were recognized by the American Physiological Society for authoring one of its best articles of 2014. “Human skeletal muscle metabolic economy in vivo: effects of contraction intensity, age, and mobility...
George “Bud” C. Anderson, 79, of Buckland, a retired trades worker at Physical Plant, died Feb. 27 at Vibra Hospital in Springfield. Born in Buckland, he attended Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls. He served several years in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. He joined the...
Marie L. Wilga, 70, a retired clerk in the chemistry department, died Feb. 26 due to complications of ALS. She was born in Northampton and was a graduate of Northampton High School and attended Springfield Technical Community College. She worked on campus from 1986 until her retirement as a clerk...
Jason Irizarry
Jason Irizarry, associate professor and director of urban education in the College of Education, has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the John Dewey Society in recognition of “his work as a contribution to the theory and practice of educating diverse learners in a democracy...

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