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Steve Tracy, Distinguished Professor of Afro-American studies as well as a singer and harmonica player, has released a new CD with his band, The Crawling Kingsnakes, called “I Bleed Through My Soul.” The 79-minute collection features eight tracks from the 1990 CD “Going to...
Aline Gubrium
Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, has been elected to serve as chair-elect of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She begins serving immediately and will become chair in December 2018. Founded in 1872, APHA is...
Moth infestation map
Images and maps showing the magnitude and extent of damage from the current gypsy moth outbreak in southern New England created by Valerie Pasquarella, a postdoctoral fellow with the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Northeast Climate Science Center, were featured as the U.S. Geological...
Todd Emrick
Todd Emrick, polymer science and engineering, with colleagues at three other universities, has been awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to support a multi-university Center for Chemo-mechanical Assembly from the National Science Foundation as part of its Center for Chemical Innovation program...
Robert DeConto
Robert DeConto, geosciences, one of  the world’s leading experts on modeling polar ice sheets, sea-level rise and ocean response to climate change, has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Prediction of and Resilience Against Extreme...
Susan Zuraw
Susan A. Zuraw, 67, of Bernardston, a former cook in Franklin, Berkshire and Worcester dining commons, died Sept. 2. Born on Aug. 27, 1950, in Northampton, she was a graduate of Hopkins Academy. She joined UMass Amherst in 1970 and from then until 1985 served as cook or head cook across campus....
Osprey by Shane Conklin
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting a wildlife and nature photography exhibit by Shane Conklin, associate vice chancellor for facilities and campus services, from Sept. 5-Oct. 31 at its Northeast Regional Office, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley. An opening reception will be held Friday...
Edward Molloy
Edward Joseph Molloy, 97, of Haydenville, a retired technician in physics and astronomy, died Aug. 13. A lifelong resident of Haydenville, he attended Smith Vocational School for one year before joining the Civilian Conservation Corps to help support the family. Directly after Pearl Harbor, he...
Brian Umberger
Associate professor of kinesiology Brian Umberger has been elected to the position of president-elect of the America Society of Biomechanics (ASB), an organization of nearly 1,000 academic researchers, clinicians, scientists, students and industry representatives. He will serve a three-year term...
John Sippel
John Sippel, writer-editor in university communications, received a bronze Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for the Advancement of Education (CASE) in the feature writing category for his story “Back From ’Nam” that appeared in the fall issue of UMass...

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