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Barry R. Holstein
The American Physical Society has awarded the Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics to Barry R. Holstein, professor emeritus of physics. The prize recognizes Holstein “for seminal theoretical studies of fundamental symmetries in nuclei, including radioactive nuclear decays,...
Driver automation testing

Shannon Roberts, director of the College of Engineering Human Performance Laboratory, investigates the way people react to automation, with the goal of reducing traffic accidents.

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Robert Laford
Robert Laford, assistant director of Emergency Management, presented a program on the UMass Amherst response to the 2017 meningitis outbreak at the International Association of Emergency Manager’s (IAEM) annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Oct. 20.  The program, “...
Linda Enghagen
Linda Enghagen, associate dean of graduate and professional programs in the Isenberg School of Management, has been named a 2018 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) fellow. One of only 47 individuals who have been named fellows of the consortium since 2010, Enghagen was recognized for her capacity to...
Kathy Roberts Forde
Kathy Roberts Forde, associate professor of journalism history and literary journalism, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Fake News? Finding the Truth” on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards St., Springfield. The panel is part of a daylong...
Ramesh Sitaraman

Professor Ramesh Sitaraman of the College of Information and Computer Sciences is one of a large team of scientists and engineers who have been honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) with its SIGCOMM Networking Systems Award for work that “has had a significant impact on the world of computer networking,” the association says.

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William Mellen
A celebration of the life of William “Bill” Mellen, professor emeritus of veterinary and animal science who died June 15 at age 94, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Dickinson Ballroom of the Lord Jeffery Inn, 30 Boltwood Ave., Amherst. The reception begins at 3 p.m. with...
Timothy Randhir
Professor Timothy Randhir of environmental conservation organized and led a daylong online global symposium “Commons without Borders: Global Multiscale Ecosystem Frameworks” on Oct. 10 as part of World Commons Week sponsored by the International Association for the Study of Commons (...
Donna Zucker
Donna Zucker, professor of nursing, will speak about the College of Nursing’s response to the opioid crisis when she addresses the 2018 Northeast Regional Conference of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance in Waltham on Oct. 18. Zucker will highlight the efforts, innovations and...
Amanda Seaman
Amanda Seaman, professor of Japanese literature in the department of languages, literatures and cultures, has been awarded a Long-Term Research Fellowship by the Japan Foundation, meant to allow “preeminent foreign scholars in Japanese studies ... to conduct research in Japan.” With...

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