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Panos Kevrekidis

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics recently named mathematics Distinguished Professor Panayotis “Panos” Kevrekidis to its 2017 Class of SIAM Fellows, recognizing him for “fundamental contributions to the existence, stability, and dynamics of nonlinear waves with applications to atomic, optical and materials physics.”

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Brazil students water challenge
Beatriz dos Santos Dias, a Ph.D. student in environmental conservation and advisee of professor Tim Randhir, was part of a team that won second place in a water conservation competition sponsored by the Brazilian Student Association, BRASA, at its Brazilian Undergraduate Students Conference,...
Andrew Fetler
Andrew Fetler, 91, of Hadley, professor emeritus of English and creative writing, died March 5. Born in 1925 in Riga, Latvia, he was the ninth of 13 children. He was raised in Latvia, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland and Evanston, Ill. The family immigrated to the United States in 1939. To raise money...
Paul W. Whiteman, 93, of Turners Falls, a longtime Physical Plant employee, died March 11. A World War II veteran, he joined the Physical Plant as a janitor in 1955. He retired as a staff associate in 1990. He leaves his wife of 70 years, Regina; his daughter, Paula Hayes and her husband Don; his...
Raymond G. LaRochelle, 70, of Whately, a retired utility plant operator, died March 25. Born Aug. 11, 1946, in Northampton, he graduated from Smith Vocational High School in 1964 with an electrical diploma. He joined UMass Amherst as an electrician in 1979 and retired in 2006. He was a member of...
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Concurrent with the United States and Commonwealth flags being flown at half-staff in honor of state Sen. Kenneth J. Donnelly, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings today, Thursday, April 6 in accordance with a Presidential Proclamation and as...
Richard Palmer
Richard Palmer, head of civil and environmental engineering and university director of the Northeast Climate Science Center, has been elected a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The ASCE letter announcing the honor said in part, “Prior to this year...
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Katherine McClellan, a graduate student in environmental conservation, is the $1,000 first-place winner of the university’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. In her presentation, “Shark Sense: Navigating shark interactions with offshore renewable energy developments,...
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Lisa Green, linguistics, Panos Kevrekidis, mathematics and statistics, and Richard van Emmerik, kinesiology, are the recipients of the 2017-2018 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards. Conti Fellowships provide faculty members with a unique opportunity to focus on their research or creative...
E. Bruce Brooks
Research professor E. Bruce Brooks of the Warring States Project presented a paper titled “The Gentile Mission and the Gospel of Mark” at the New England regional meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature on March 31 at the Yale Divinity School. Using both traditional philology and...

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