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Anthony Parham
Anthony Maurice Parham, 65, of Riverdale, Georgia, a former head of residence, died Oct. 25. Born Sept. 11, 1952, in Springfield, he attended Springfield schools, graduated from Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee, and received a master’s degree from UMass Amherst. He worked as a head...
Barbara V. Wilda
Barbara V. Wilda, 73, of Amherst, a former clerk in the treasurer’s office, died Nov. 9. Born in North Hadley June 27, 1944, she graduated from Hopkins Academy in 1962 and worked as a clerk in the treasurer’s office from 1962-66. She later worked in the Hadley School Department for...
Julie A. Caswell
Julie A. Caswell, Distinguished Professor of resource economics and associate dean for education and student development in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been appointed to the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The Food...
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The College of Natural Sciences has announced the five recipients of its fall 2017 Lecturers’ Professional Development Fund awards. This is the inaugural year of the lecturers’ fund program, which offers support for technology assistance, conference and research travel and other...
The CROP-FS workshop group
A team of UMass Amherst natural and social scientists hosted the third workshop of the international Climate-Resiliency Open Partnership for Food Security (CROP-FS) Oct. 7-8 at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. CROP-FS, which is sponsored by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), aims to...
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A group of seven second-year graduate students is working with the City of Chicopee planning department on a pilot study of the Aldenville neighborhood aimed at developing a vison for the city’s future. Called “Create Our Chicopee: Let’s Talk About Aldenville!” the campaign...
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Molecular and cellular biology graduate students Ben Johnson and Mariana Breña, with their advisor, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology Alejandro Heuck, recently published a paper in the Springer Nature journal Scientific Reports in which they describe how they developed a new...
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Twenty-five undergraduates have been selected from a pool of nearly 100 applicants to be 2018 UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) fellows. UWiL is a competitive leadership training and professional development program that prepares women from the state’s flagship public university to pursue...
Timothy Randhir
Timothy Randhir, professor and graduate program director of the department of environmental conservation, was a member of the surface water pollution panel at the MIT Water Summit 2017: Water-Food Nexus, which was held Nov. 6-7 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Surface water...
Whitney Battle-Baptiste
Whitney Battle-Baptiste, anthropology and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, appeared on a panel during a two-day academic conference on the relationship between black religious traditions and material objects hosted by the new Center for the Study of African American Religious Life (CSAARL) at...

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