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“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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The Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EO&D) office has hired two new grievance officers, Kelly Burgess and Ryan Morse. Burgess, who holds a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law, has experience as an independent investigator and has been working in the EO&D office on a...
Brian Ogilvie, associate professor of history, was invited to speak at an international symposium, “Exploring Merian,” held May 26-28 at the library of Artis Zoo in Amsterdam. The program focused on the work and legacy of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). Merian, a German-born artist...
Lisa Wexler, associate professor of community health education, traveled to Tromsø, Norway, May 26-27 as an invited guest for a workshop on mental health and indigenous suicide in circumpolar communities. The workshop at the Fram Centre, an interdisciplinary research center associated with...
Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor in political science and public policy, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Experts Advisory Committee of the E-Government Research Center of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA). Fountain is the only non-Chinese...
Pianist Gilles Vonsattel, assistant professor in the department of music and dance, performed June 5 at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery in conjunction with “Master of the Night,” an exhibit of woodblock prints by the 19th-century Japanese artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Vonsattel...
Helen E. Podgurski, 93, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, retired office manager in the Office of the Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, died May 5. She was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of World War II. She joined the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s...
Robert Lee Gray, 83, of Amherst, retired business manager in physics and astronomy, died March 18. Born in Monessen, Pa., he earned his baccalaureate degree at California State Teachers College in Pennsylvania. A Korean War veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-55 as an electronic...

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