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Scott Auerbach
Scott Auerbach, chemistry, has been named the winner of the first Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The award was announced at the UMass Honors Dinner on April 13.  Theprizehonors outstanding faculty members from each of the five UMass...
Mass. State House

Five faculty members visited the State House May 12 to share their research with lawmakers as part of the Public Engagement Project Faculty Fellowship Program.

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Lisa Wexler
UMass Amherst awarded associate professor Lisa Wexler the Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Research at the Distinguished Teaching Awards ceremony held on campus April 13. Wexler was recommended for the award by health promotion and policy department Chair David Buchanan....
Katherine LaBarbera
Katherine LaBarbera, a doctoral candidate in kinesiology, was recently awarded $20,000 through an American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). AAUW American Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are enrolled in...
Corinna Serviente
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently awarded Corinna Serviente, a doctoral student in kinesiology, an ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant.  Serviente, who is a member of assistant professor Sarah Witkowski’s molecular and cardiovascular physiology lab,...
Kari Sant
The Society of Toxicology (SOT) honored Kari Sant, a postdoctoral research associate in environmental health sciences, with two awards during its annual meeting in March in New Orleans. Sant was the first-place winner for the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section Postdoc...
Edwin Gere
Edwin A. Gere Jr., 93, of Leverett, professor emeritus of political science and a pilot honored for his service in World War II and the Berlin Airlift, died May 15. Born Nov. 7, 1922, in Elmira, N.Y., he was a student at Alfred University when World War II broke out. He left school to join the...
Katherine Reeves
Katherine Reeves, epidemiology, was recently recognized for best poster at the annual meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO). The ASPO describes itself as a “multi-disciplinary society which is committed to serving as an advocate for cancer prevention and control...
Chancellor's Citation Award recipients

Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy recognized 10 student employees, eight staff members and two teams of employees for outstanding contributions to the university at a reception held at the Marriott Center of the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center.

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Gerald Litchfield
Gerald Litchfield, 67, a former technical assistant in plant and soil science and a computer programmer, died May 14. Born in Athol, he was a graduate of Athol High School and earned a master’s degree in agronomy at UMass Amherst. He first worked for UMass Amherst in 1980 as a soil...

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