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Steve Tracy
Steve Tracy, Afro-American studies, spent eight weeks in May and June in China, France and Italy, teaching and giving presentation/performances that combined lectures, readings, singing and harmonica blues and spirituals. At Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, he...
Carla Tagliente
Field hockey coach Carla Tagliente, who led the Minutewomen to the Atlantic 10 tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA tournament last season, has been named head coach at Princeton University. Between 2012-15, Tagliente’s squad tallied 57 victories, the sixth-most among all...
Darrel Ramsey-Musolf
Darrel Ramsey-Musolf’s article, “Evaluating California’s Housing Element Law, Housing Equity, and Housing Production (1990-2007),” has been published in the journal Housing Policy Debate. Ramsey-Musolf, an assistant professor in landscape architecture and regional planning...
Mary Diaz Santana
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Mary Díaz Santana, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology, a two-year, $73,688 award under the Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program. The award will fund Díaz Santana’s research on the...
Rodrigo Zamith
Rodrigo Zamith, assistant professor of journalism, has earned the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award, which honors the best dissertation in mass communication research. Zamith, a 2015 University of Minnesota...
Scott Auerbach
Scott Auerbach, chemistry and former director of the iCons program, is part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-institution team awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a project of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The grant...
David Lowy
Salem Superior Court Judge David A. Lowy could soon become the first UMass Amherst alumnus to serve on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. He is one of three judges nominated by Gov. Charlie Baker to fill vacancies on the state’s highest court. A hearing on Lowy’s nomination...
Thomas B. Robinson
Thomas B. Robinson, 74, of Roseville, Calif., vice chancellor of student affairs from 1992-98, died May 28. Born Sept. 6, 1944 in Hagerstown, Md., he grew up in Chicago and attended Juniata College and then Penn State University, where he earned his master’s and doctorate in education. When...
Gloria Hardy
Gloria Marie (McInnish) Hardy, 92, of Northampton, a longtime data entry operator in dining services, died June. 20. Born Nov. 20, 1923, in Lampasas, Texas, she joined UMass Amherst in 1969 as a Photostat machine operator in housing for several month before switching to dining services, where she...
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Chemistry professors Scott Auerbach and Justin Fermann, co-directors of the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program, facilitated an invited workshop at Yale University earlier this month during a conference entitled “Globalizing the Liberal Arts.” The conference focused on...

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