People

Bob Childs
Robert D. Childs, 60, of Conway, a retired UMass Extension specialist and alumnus, died Jan. 30 after a nine-year battle with cancer. He graduated from Greenfield High School and attended Greenfield Community College and then the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, where he earned an associate...
Dennis Swinford
Dennis Swinford, director of the Campus Planning Division since 2010, has been named director of campus planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, Swinford will be responsible for guiding the long-range planning for its campus environment and facilities in support of the...
Robert C. White
Robert C. White, 83, of Sunderland, a retired Student Affairs administrator, died Jan. 25 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., he grew up in Ramsey, N.J., where he attended school until he transferred to the Mount Hermon School in Gill. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he...
Sarah Louise Hawes, 91, professor emeritus of home economics, died Jan. 26 at her home in Amherst. Born in Ishpeming, Mich., she received her bachelor of science degree from the Northern Michigan College of Education in Marquette, and her master of science degree from Cornell University in New...
Still from ‘Anything You Want To Be’ (Liane Brandon photo)
“Anything You Want To Be,” a groundbreaking independent film of the women’s movement by Liane Brandon, professor emeritus of education, will be screened Feb. 7 and 12 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  In celebration of Women’s Film Preservation Fund’s...
Aline Gubrium
Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, and Betsy Krause, professor of anthropology, published an op-ed in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Jan. 22 in which they characterize the teen pregnancy awareness campaign launched by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee as cruel...
Mark Michaels
Longtime college and NFL coach Mark Michaels has been named the football program's new special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach, according to head coach Mark Whipple. Michaels returns to familiar territory as he helped the Minutemen win the 1998 I-AA national championship as the...
Life Science Laboratories
Peter Gray-Mullen, capital project manager in the Design and Construction Management division of Facilities and Campus Services, was a featured speaker at the 26th annual Tradeline Conference on College and University Science Facilities held Nov. 17-18 in Scottsdale, Ariz. His presentation...
Chief John Horvath pins on Lt. Michael Malouin’s badge
The UMass Police Department on Jan. 12 marked the promotion of sergeants Damian DeWolf and Michael Malouin to the rank of lieutenant and officer Allen Silva and acting sergeant Jeffrey Skinner to the rank of sergeant. “These four individuals have demonstrated unwavering commitment and...
Nine faculty members from eight departments and three colleges and schools have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project, a new initiative aimed at involving and teaching faculty to use their research to contribute to social change, inform public policy and...

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