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Jane Kent
Researchers in the Muscle Physiology Lab led by kinesiology professor Jane Kent, were recognized by the American Physiological Society for authoring one of its best articles of 2014. “Human skeletal muscle metabolic economy in vivo: effects of contraction intensity, age, and mobility...
George “Bud” C. Anderson, 79, of Buckland, a retired trades worker at Physical Plant, died Feb. 27 at Vibra Hospital in Springfield. Born in Buckland, he attended Arms Academy in Shelburne Falls. He served several years in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. He joined the...
Marie L. Wilga, 70, a retired clerk in the chemistry department, died Feb. 26 due to complications of ALS. She was born in Northampton and was a graduate of Northampton High School and attended Springfield Technical Community College. She worked on campus from 1986 until her retirement as a clerk...
Jason Irizarry
Jason Irizarry, associate professor and director of urban education in the College of Education, has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the John Dewey Society in recognition of “his work as a contribution to the theory and practice of educating diverse learners in a democracy...
Six faculty members have been selected to participate in the Center for Research on Families’ (CRF) Family Research Scholars Program during the 2015-16 academic year. The new scholars, who were chosen on basis of their promising work in family-related research, are Linda Isbell, Rick Pilsner...
Anna Nagurney
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, is one of five researchers selected to give a Distinguished Invited Talk at the Plenary Symposium on Physics of Sustainability and Human-Nature Interactions from March 15-20 at the...
Liane Brandon
Photographs by Liane Brandon, professor emerita of education, will be featured in the Mayor’s Gallery at Boston City Hall during Women’s History Month, March 2-31. The exhibit, “LIFT,”is co-sponsored by the Boston Women’s Commission. A reception will be held Friday,...
Laura Valdiviezo
During a Feb. 19 visit to the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, associate professor Laura A. Valdiviezo of the College of Education gave a lecture on “Interculturality as a Global Challenge in Higher Education for the 21st Century.” The lecture was attended by the...
Bruce Laurie
“Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton Abolitionists” by Bruce Laurie, professor emeritus of history was published last month by the UMass Press. Laurie profiles five rebellious figures who launched Northampton’s abolitionist movement—Sylvester Judd Jr., John Payson...
Jim Tocci, 69, of Belchertown, retired radiation safety services manager with Environmental Health and Safety, died Feb. 19. Born in Milford, he received his B.A. in physics and mathematics from Northeastern University and administered major radiological safety programs and conducted research...

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