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Lara R. Curtis
Lara R. Curtis, associate director of the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, presented a paper May 3 in Edinburgh, Scotland, at an international conference on “Relations between Britain and France in World War II.” Curtis discussed Muriel Byck and Noor Inayat Khan,...
Paula Pietromonaco
Paula Pietromonaco, psychological and brain sciences and director of the Close Relationships, Emotion and Health Lab, was recently appointed editor-in-chief of the journal Emotion, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Emotion showcases...
Wiiliston Science Day
A kinesiology lecturer’s effort to help her son with a science project grew into UMass-Williston Science Day, in which 7th and 8th grade students from Williston Northampton School in Easthampton spent nearly a full day in Totman Hall in April learning principles of kinesiology. “My son...
Seedworks Social Justice Symposium
More than 200 nurses, students, alumni, and community members gathered in the Campus Center Auditorium April 24 for the 2017 Seedworks Social Justice Symposium “The Art and Science of Social Justice, Substance Abuse: The Lived Experience.” The biennial symposium is organized by Donna...
Liana Ascolese, left, and Zulekha Abu
Zulekha Abu and Liana Ascolese, graduate students in the School of Public Policy (SPP), took top prize May 4 at the 4th annual MassASPA Keogh Best Capstone and Award competition at the Public Service Institute of Suffolk University in Boston. Their capstone, “If You Want Something Done, Ask...
A Sierra Nevada meadow
In a recent paper in Ecosphere, Toni Lyn Morelli, adjunct assistant professor of environmental conservation and a U.S. Geological Survey research ecologist with the Northeast Climate Science Center, and colleagues elsewhere present some of the first maps of climate change refugia – areas...
Sandra Petersen
Sandra Petersen, veterinary and animal sciences, recently received a two-year, $438,000 exploratory grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to further her studies of a little-known gene, CUG RNA-binding protein 2 (CUGBP2), which affects sex-specific development processes...
Peter Chien holding award
The 2017 CNS Faculty/Staff Awards were presented April 27 at a reception that included friends, family, colleagues and students. Honored were: Outstanding Teaching: Christiane Healey, biology (lecturer), and Susan Han, Stockbridge School of Agriculture (tenure-system) Outstanding...
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The Center for Research on Families (CRF) has announced the 10 recipients of this year's Student Research Grants and Awards, which total of more than $26,000. This highly-competitive awards program, which received an unprecedented number of applications this year, provides funding, methodology...
John M. Clark
An article by John M. Clark and colleagues in the May 2016 issue of Journal of Medical Entomology has been listed among the journal’s most cited for the year. Clark, professor of veterinary and animal sciences, is corresponding author. The article “Expansion of the Knockdown...

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