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Richard Ellis
Richard S. Ellis, 71, of Amherst, a professor of mathematics and statistics, died July 2. He was born in May 15, 1947 in Brookline and grew up in Boston. He attended Boston Latin School and then Harvard, where he majored in mathematics and German literature and graduated in 1969. He earned a Ph....
Golbon Zakeri
Golbon Zakeri has been appointed associate professor with tenure in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering following approval by the Board of Trustees on June 20. Zakeri, whose research work focuses on energy system modeling, particularly optimization and decision-making in...
Katie Kahl
Nearly 70 people representing public and private businesses, community leaders, state and federal government, environmental organizations and the arts community attended a one-hour program, “How Climate Change is Changing Your Life,” on June 20 in Gloucester to learn about coastal...
Jennifer M. McDermott
Jennifer M. McDermott, an assistant professor in psychological and brain sciences, has been named the College of Natural Sciences’ first director of diversity and inclusion for graduate and postdoctoral studies, effective July 1. In this new role, McDermott will work with graduate students...
 NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri is an emerging and deadly protist pathogen whose natural range appears to be rapidly expanding, says Lillian Fritz-Laylin, biology, but it has been “largely unstudied” because it is so dangerous and scientists lack adequate tools for gene...
Christopher Misra

Christopher Misra, a senior member of the Information Technology department’s leadership team, has been named interim vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer.

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Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon
The National Register of Health Service Psychologists has presented the 2018 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award to Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences. The award recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with...
Torrey Trust
Torrey Trust, assistant professor in the department of teacher education and curriculum studies, recently received a Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary...
Stearns A. “Tony” Morse
Stearns A. “Tony” Morse, professor emeritus of geosciences, has received the Mineralogical Association of Canada’s Peacock Medal, its highest award, for “outstanding contributions to the mineral sciences of Canada.” The award was presented at a lunch June 19 during the...
Rebecca Spencer
Rebecca Spencer, psychological and brain sciences, recently received a two-year, $423,208 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with co-investigator Tracy Riggins at the University of Maryland, to study the role of sleep and brain maturation...

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