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College of Education faculty members Torrey Trust and Theresa Austin each presented two papers recently at events from Philadelphia to Kyoto, Japan. Trust presented “Educators Experience Boundaries, Students Don’t? – Blurring the Boundaries Between Formal and Informal Learning...
The Board of Trustees voted June 17 to approve three appointments to tenured faculty positions. Friederike Jentoft was appointed professor in chemical engineering; Gabriela Weaver was appointed professor in chemistry, and Kiran Asher was appointed associate professor in women, gender, sexuality...
Mark Whelihan and Kelsey Whelihan
When Kelsey Whelihan took her oath as the newest UMass Police officer on July 16, it marked the first time the department had a parent and child serving together. She must have felt like she was joining the family business. Her great-grandfather was a Holyoke cop. Her grandfather, aunt and uncle...
Patty Freedson, chair of kinesiology, spoke at the International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement in June in Limerick, Ireland. The conference is sponsored by the International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behavior (ISMPB), a non-profit scientific...
Daniel Gerber, associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, is one of the topic editors for a new e-book, “Undergraduate Education for Public Health in the United States.” Faculty from accredited schools and programs across the nation...
Tameka Gillum
Tameka L. Gillum, associate professor in health promotion and policy, was recently spotlighted on "Public Health Minute," a public radio segment sponsored by the Lehman School of Health Sciences, Human Services and Nursing, City University of New York.  Public Health Minute...
The UMass Police Department, fielding a team of nine officers and friends, ran the 100-mile Mass Dash relay from Mt. Greylock to McGuirk Alumni Stadium on July 18 and helped raise $40,000 to fight cancer. The annual fundraiser, which benefits the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,...
Barbara Young
Barbara L. (LaPointe) Young, 72, of Erving, a former campus telephone operator, died July 19 at home. Born in Erving, she attended Mahar Regional and Turners Falls high schools. She was an operator in the office of telecommunications for 10 years, retiring in 2013. She leaves her husband of 53...
Nancy Fisk
Nancy Mary Agnes Bartot Skelly Fisk, 80, of Belchertown, a retired associate professor of nursing, died July 17 at home. Born in Greenwich, Conn., she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut at Storrs and her master’s and doctorate from UMass Amherst. She...
A new research study by Ina Ganguli, economics, appears in the special July issue of the Journal of Labor Economics, “U.S. High-Skilled Immigration in the Global Economy.” Ganguli’s piece, “Immigration and Ideas: What Did Russian Scientists ‘Bring’ to the United...

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