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Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, music and dance, and his saxophone sextet, The Moanin’ Frogs, performed at the Conn-Selmer Institute in Indiana this summer, starting a partnership for educational performances. The Conn-Selmer Institute, which arranges programs at venues across the U.S., scheduled...
Sixteen high school students were on campus from July 27 to Aug. 7 for an intensive course introducing principles of kinesiology, such as exercise science, health and fitness, led by lecturer Tom St. Laurent. The rising sophomores, juniors and seniors from around the country and Canada were taking...
Richard "Gus" J. McKemmie, 87, of Greenfield, retired head painter in the physical plant painting shop, died Aug. 10 at Highview in Leeds. Born in Pelham in 1927, he was educated in the Amherst school system, graduating from Amherst High School in 1946. He served in the Army from 1950 to...
David Buchanan, chair of the department of health promotion and policy in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, was recently spotlighted on “Public Health Minute,” a public radio segment sponsored by the Lehman School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing, City...
Lizbeth Del Toro-Mejias
Lizbeth Del Toro-Mejias, a doctoral student in the community health education program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a two-year, $40,504 award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to participate in data collection for a...
Manisha Sinha
“The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina,” by Manisha Sinha, Afro-American studies, has been chosen by Harvard historian Sven Beckert as one of “Ten Books on Slavery You Need to Read.” Writing in POLITICO, Beckert, who is Laird...
Anna Nagurney
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, was a plenary speaker at the 2nd Industry and Organizations Congress – Logistics, Innovation and Technological Development, held at the National University of Colombia in Bogot...
Frederick D. Stockton
Frederick D. Stockton, 95, of Belchertown died July 30 at home. Born in 1920 in Stamford, Conn., he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and his master’s and doctorate in applied mathematics from Brown...
Thomas G. Britt, 68, of Pelham, a retired Maintainer I, died July 29 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born in 1947 in Northampton, he served in the Army 23 years and was a decorated Vietnam War veteran, receiving a purple heart among other medals. After military service, he worked for 13 year in the...
Jane Beals Filkins, 79, of Plainfield, a former clerk and stenographer, died July 31. Born in 1936 in Northampton, she graduated from Williamsburg High School and Northampton Commercial College. She worked at UMass Amherst from 1956-61, leaving as a junior clerk and stenographer. She served as...

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