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Mary Gilmore Helming, 96, of Manchester, professor emerita of nursing, died at home on July 24. Born in Magnolia, she grew up in Manchester, where she graduated from Story High School. She graduated from the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1940 and became a registered nurse. She was also a...
English professor Stephen Clingman, one of the leading experts in the world on South African writer and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, was among knowledgeable commentators sought out by media around the world following her death on July 13. Clingman was interviewed live on the BBC shortly after...
Three new UMass Police Department officers were sworn in July 17 by Chief John Horvath during ceremonies attended by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Jim Sheehan. Officers Kurt Wilkins, Luke Rennie and Alexandra Wysocki took the oath as about 40...
Jack Stanley Wolf, 88, retired professor of marketing and associate dean of the School of Business Administration, died July 15 of kidney failure at his home in Tucson. Born in Mankato, Minn., he served in the Air Force as an officer, flying bombing missions over Japan during World War II. After...
UMass Catering chef Matthia Accurso captured a gold medal and took first place in the 2014 Culinary Challenge staged at the annual conference of the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS), held July 8-12 in Baltimore. Representing the Northeast region of NACUFS,...
Robert A. Martula, 74, of Florence Road, retired maintenance and housekeeping supervisor at University Health Services, died July 15 at home. Born in Florence, he was raised in Hadley and graduated from Hopkins Academy in 1957. He worked on campus for 41 years, retiring in 2002. He leaves his...
Nancy Cohen, professor and head of the department of nutrition, has been named a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The designation recognizes academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics...
A large contingent of kinesiology department faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and alumni presented their research findings at the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) held July 6-11 in Boston. According to associate professor Brian Umberger, “The WCB is the single...
Timothy M. Rohan, associate professor of art history, spoke about his new book, “The Architecture of Paul Rudolph,” at the “Dwell on Design” conference held June 22 in Los Angeles. Published by Yale University Press, the book is the first monograph about the noted postwar...
Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost for faculty development, director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development and professor of  educational policy, research and administration, delivered the invited keynote address at the Conference on Innovating Teaching and Learning held May...

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