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Robert A. Martula, 74, of Florence Road, retired maintenance and housekeeping supervisor at University Health Services, died July 15 at home. Born in Florence, he was raised in Hadley and graduated from Hopkins Academy in 1957. He worked on campus for 41 years, retiring in 2002. He leaves his...
Nancy Cohen, professor and head of the department of nutrition, has been named a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The designation recognizes academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics...
A large contingent of kinesiology department faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and alumni presented their research findings at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) held July 6-11 in Boston. According to associate professor Brian Umberger, “The WCB is the single...
Timothy M. Rohan, associate professor of art history, spoke about his new book, “The Architecture of Paul Rudolph,” at the “Dwell on Design” conference held June 22 in Los Angeles. Published by Yale University Press, the book is the first monograph about the noted postwar...
Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost for faculty development, director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development and professor of  educational policy, research and administration, delivered the invited keynote address at the Conference on Innovating Teaching and Learning held May...
Donald P. McMahon, 68, of Ludlow, a retired senior analyst and programmer with the University Information Systems unit of the President’s Office, died June 28 of cancer. Born in Greenfield, he attended Greenfield schools and after graduation enlisted in the U.S. Air Force,  serving...
Meeting in Dartmouth, the Board of Trustees on June 18 approved four appointments with tenure. The newly appointed faculty members are David E. Huber, professor of psychological and brain sciences, Jason G. Irizarry, associate of teacher education and curriculum studies, James Kitts, associate...
Associate professor Krista Harper of anthropology and public policy presented her latest research at a conference on “Value and values in agro-food processes” held June 10-12 at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), in Marseille, France.   Harper...
Former UMass Police sergeant Joseph Rebello, 55, of Kingston, was killed in a June 29 accident when his motorcycle was struck by an oncoming car in Woodbury, Vt. Born in Worcester, he grew up in Belchertown. He began his career as a community service officer in Amherst and part-time police...
The Board of Trustees on June 18 approved tenure for 42 faculty members from the Amherst campus: Amel Ahmed, political science, R. Craig Albertson, biology, Luiz Amaral, languages, literatures and cultures, Albert Assaf, hospitality and tourism management, Sonya Atalay, anthropology, Hari J....

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