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The Italian Lacrosse Association has named women’s lacrosse head coach Angela McMahon as head coach of the first-ever Italian national team, which will compete in the 2017 FIL World Cup in Guildford, England. Justin Serpone, who is McMahon’s husband and the men’s soccer coach at...
Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, has organized and will lead a daylong course on “The Ethics and Practice of Digital Storytelling as a Community-Based Participatory Approach in Public Health” at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual...
Neil S. Forbes, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from Earlier.org, a Greensboro, N.C.-based organization that funds research into the early detection of breast cancer. Forbes says he is working to develop a non-toxic, non-invasive bacteria...
Dorothy T. “Theresa” Whitney, 85, of Wells, Maine, and formerly of Amherst and Belchertown, a retired administrative assistant in the Controller’s Office, died June 15 in York Hospital in Maine. Born in Boston, she grew up in Roxbury and attended high school in the city. Shortly...
Hoa Le, 83, of Amherst, a retired dietary worker I with Dining Services, died June 16 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born in Vietnam, he had lived in Amherst since 1990. He joined Dining Services as a facility service worker/maintainer at Worcester Dining Commons in 1991 and became a dietary...
Otto L. Stein, 89, professor emeritus of botany, died June 17 in his Amherst home. His demise came after many months battling multiple complications that resulted from breaking his arm last December. Born in Augsburg, Germany, his family moved to Berlin when he was 8 years old. On Kristallnacht in...
William “Bill” Bartos, 48, of Northfield, a former supervisor of janitors in Residence Life, died June 2 related to a previous head injury. Born in Northampton, he was a graduate of the Franklin County Technical School. His campus service began in 1985. During his 23 years on campus,...
“Future of Government Smart Toolbox, a new guide to help governments use technology to build better trust and deliver more efficient public services, includes a section on political representation authored by Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor in political science and public policy. The...
This summer, Elena Carbone, associate professor of nutrition and director of the Community-Engaged Research Program (CERP) at Commonwealth Honors College, is teaching a course in Rome as part of the Gustolab Institute’s “Critical Studies on Food in Italy” program. Gustolab is the...

Barbara Partee, Distinguished Professor emerita in linguistics and philosophy, was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters by the University of Chicago on June 14. 

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