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Eric Berlin
“True Colors,” a jazz-tinged work in two movements written by renowned composer George Tsontakis for trumpet professor Eric Berlin, has been released on CD by Naxos Records. The work was commissioned and recorded in 2012 by the Albany Symphony Orchestra (ASO), where Berlin is principal...
Tobias Baskin
Tobias Baskin, biology, recently received a $238,000 grant from the Department of Energy to study cellulose and plant control of anisotropic growth, that is, growth rates that are not equal in all directions. As he explains, “Anisotropy is a hallmark of plant growth. Almost without exception...
Sandra Petersen
The Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP), a long-standing 15-institution alliance led by Sandra Petersen, veterinary and animal sciences, recently sponsored a workshop “If Not GRE, Then What?” aimed at developing better predictors of graduate academic...
Neal G. Anderson
Neal G. Anderson, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named Terrence Murray Commonwealth Honors College Professor. Anderson joins Dean Robinson, associate professor of political science, who is currently serving as a Murray Professor to the Honors College. In his role,...
Sean Glennon
Sean Glennon, senior director of marketing strategy and creative development, has been named interim executive director of marketing and new business development in University Relations. He succeeds John Bidwell, who has left the university. A national search for a permanent executive director...
Martha Baker
Martha Baker, associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Natural Sciences, is an inaugural recipient a ToGetHerThere award from the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. Baker, who was named in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) category, and...
Men's lacrosse team
Men’s lacrosse head coach Greg Cannella has announced the addition of Jeremy Phelps to the 2017-18 coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Phelps, a graduate of Winthrop University, brings a vast knowledge of the game to western Massachusetts, which includes his most recent position as the...
Bruce Mougin, 68, of Cummington, a retired programmer and systems analyst, died Sept. 15. Born in Springfield, Oct. 12, 1948, he earned an associate degree from Springfield Technical Community and a bachelor’s in business at Nathaniel Hawthorne College in New Hampshire. He was a Navy...
Fredric T. Cohen
The department of music and dance will celebrate oboe professor Fredric T. Cohen’s 30 years in the music program with a special free concert program on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall. The concert will feature Cohen performing on both oboe and oboe d’amore...
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The Chancellor’s Office has awarded 11 faculty members a Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF) for the 2017-18 school year. The year-long interdisciplinary fellowship provides 10 fellowships of $1,000 each (one is shared this year) to faculty developing or augmenting courses with...

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