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Priscilla Clarkson, professor of Kinesiology and interim dean of Commonwealth College, has been appointed a Distinguished Professor by President Jack Wilson.

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The Board of Trustees voted March 14 to award tenure to four Amherst campus faculty members and approved two offers of appointment with tenure.

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Bookshelves are replete with tales of business turnarounds and successful investments in failing firms, but a new book co-authored by Finance professor Ben Branch offers a first-of-a-kind look at the final stage of death for a company: liquidation.

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Sonia Nieto, professor emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture in the School of Education spoke to students enrolled in the University Without Walls (UWW) Educator Licensure program on March 12.

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Stanley Young, 82, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Management, died March 7 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

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Berkshire Dining Commons chef Anthony J. Jung won the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Northeast Region Culinary Challenge held March 4-7 at the University of Connecticut and is headed to the nationals this summer.

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Jack Ahern, professor and head of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, gave a keynote address at the Shades of Green symposium held March 8 at the Royal Botanical Garden in Hamilton, Ont.

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Exilia A. “Tillie” Berube Gutowski, 94, of Northampton, a retired Extension Service clerk, died March 3 at the Calvin Coolidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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John Allard Chandler, 74, of Amherst, professor emeritus of Chemistry, died March 4 after an extended illness.

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Strategies for maximizing the impact of campus and community partnerships to deter high-risk student drinking will be discussed at an upcoming conference by Sally A. Linowski, director of Center for Alcohol and other Drug Abuse Prevention (CADAP), and Capt. Michael R. Kent of the Amherst Police Department.

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