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Aviva Ben-Ur
Historian Aviva Ben-Ur of the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will spend the Spring 2017 semester at Leiden University in the Netherlands. She will be teaching in the department for economic and social history and will be working closely with...
Laurel Smith-Doerr
Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research, and graduate research assistants Sharla Alegria and Tim Sacco were invited to present their research on diversity in science teams at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on March 1. While policymakers...
Andrea Nahmod
Andrea Nahmod, mathematics and statistics, is being recognized as a 2015-16 UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. An expert in the two separate but interrelated classical areas of mathematics called harmonic analysis and partial differential equations, Nahmod has risen to national prominence in her...
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Melinda Novak, psychological and brain sciences; David Reckhow, civil and environmental engineering, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, sociology, are the recipients of the 2016-17 University of Massachusetts Amherst Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowships. The fellowships give faculty members a unique...
Family Research Scholars
The Center for Research on Families has selected six faculty members who have shown promising work in family-related research to be the 2016-17 Family Research Scholars. The new Scholars are Ezekiel Kimball, educational policy, research and administration; Sofiya Alhassan,...
POTUSCast
Jesse Rhodes, political science, co-hosts POTUSCast, a podcast, with Julia Azarif of the Marquette University political science department. POTUS is an acronym for president of the United States. The hosts are experts on the American presidency and U.S. politics. Their casts feature discussion of...
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Treating waste milk contaminated with antibiotics, looking at the effects of global warming on biofuel crops, using bacteria as a drug delivery device for cancer treatments – these are a few of the real-world challenges that students in the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) Program...
Jack Ahern
Jack Ahern, vice provost for international programs and professor of landscape architecture, has been appointed as an education member to the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board, the U.S. national board for setting accreditation policy, standards and for deciding new and renewal...
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The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) has announced the selection of the 2016-17 ISSR Scholars, who represent six departments across the College of Education, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Peter W. Sienkiewicz
Peter W. Sienkiewicz, 77, of Northampton, a retired University police officer, died Feb. 6. Born in 1938 in New York City, he was a 1957 graduate of the former St. Michael's High School. He served in the Navy as a military police officer. He became a campus police officer in 1964 and retired...

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