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Brittany Hathaway
A photography exhibit by Brittany Hathaway, digital asset coordinator for University Relations, will be on display from Nov. 18-30 at Grove Hall Boston Public Library, 41 Geneva Ave., Dorchester. “Reframing Islam: A Photographic Resolution” was created by Hathaway in early 2017 in...
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Bryan Harvey, associate chancellor and chief planning officer, is retiring at the end of December, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced Nov. 14 in a broadcast email to the campus. Harvey will continue to serve as an advisor to the chancellor through a post-retirement appointment. Harvey, who...
John Bracey
An essay on jazz great John Coltrane by Afro-American studies professor John H. Bracey Jr. that appeared in The Massachusetts Review is included in a list of Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2016 published in the 2017 edition of “The Best American Essays.” The special Music...
Leora Cohen-McKeon
University Health Services (UHS) has announced the appointment of staff physician Leora Cohen-McKeon, D.O., to its team of college health experts. Cohen-McKeon joins UHS from Martin’s Point Health Care in Portland, Maine, where she provided outpatient care and served as a peer mentor for...
David Demerski
David Francis Demerski, 65, of South Hadley, a maintainer in the Northeast and Sylvan residential areas, died Nov. 12. He graduated from the former St. Michael’s High School in Northampton and received his associate degree from Springfield Technical Community College in computer programming...
Carl Jewell
Kinesiology doctoral student Carl Jewell has been named a De Luca Foundation 2017 Research Scholarship winner. He received the $13,000 award for his research proposal “The influence of patellofemoral pain on muscle coordination and segment coordination variability in runners.” “...
Jane Fountain
Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor of political science and public policy and department chair of political science, delivered a lecture, “Using Technology to Change Public Administration,” at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8. Fountain presented some of the latest...
Holly Laws
Holly Laws, an expert in analyzing and interpreting data for family-related research, is the new director of the Center for Research on Families’ (CRF) Methodology Consulting Center (MCS). Laws will co-direct the program with Aline Sayer until Sayer’s retirement in spring 2018. Laws...
Anthony Parham
Anthony Maurice Parham, 65, of Riverdale, Georgia, a former head of residence, died Oct. 25. Born Sept. 11, 1952, in Springfield, he attended Springfield schools, graduated from Knoxville College in Knoxville, Tennessee, and received a master’s degree from UMass Amherst. He worked as a head...
Barbara V. Wilda
Barbara V. Wilda, 73, of Amherst, a former clerk in the treasurer’s office, died Nov. 9. Born in North Hadley June 27, 1944, she graduated from Hopkins Academy in 1962 and worked as a clerk in the treasurer’s office from 1962-66. She later worked in the Hadley School Department for...

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