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Ruth M. Lacey, 72, of Easthampton, a retired typist II with UMass Extension, died Nov. 27 at home. Born in Northampton, she grew up in Florence and was a graduate of the former St. Michael’s High School in Northampton. She worked in the Extension Bulletin Center of the College of Food and...
Robert A. Shanley, 92, professor emeritus of political science, died Nov. 17 in Longmeadow. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he served during World War II with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the occupation of Okinawa from 1945-46. He received an A.B. at Columbia College in 1946, an M.A. at Columbia...
Joan L. (Budrewicz) Storozuk, 74, of Sunderland, a retired maintainer I at Physical Plant, died Nov. 24 at home. She worked on campus from 1981 until her retirement in 2012. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be...
Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research and professor of sociology, gave an invited presentation at a workshop titled “Bringing Research into the Policy Process,” held at the National Science Foundation headquarters in Arlington, Va., on Nov. 21....
Theresa Austin, professor in language, literacy and culture in the College of Education, was recognized Nov. 22 by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Heritage Language Special Interest Group for her leadership at the council’s annual meeting in San Antonio,...
Assistant professors of political science Kevin L. Young and Bruce Desmarais have received a $77,658 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to study “The Revolving Door in Financial Regulation: Elite Networks and the Consequences of Unequal Access on Policymaking.” The term “...
Tanisha C. Ford, assistant professor of women, gender, sexuality studies, received the A. Elizabeth Taylor Prize for the best article on southern women’s history from the Southern Association for Women Historians during the organization’s annual meeting held Nov. 13-16 in Atlanta. Ford...
The Crop and Weed Science Society of India presented its Life Time Award to professor Prasanta C. Bhowmik of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture during its 5th biennial conference held Nov. 6-9 at the Centre for Human Resource Development, Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya in Kalyani, West...
Alice C. (Bordeaux) Cloutier, 81, Turners Falls, a retired dietary worker I at Worcester Dining Commons, died Nov. 17 at home. Born in Erving she attended local schools in Turners Falls, including Turners Falls High School. She worked on campus from 1977 until her retirement in 1998. She leaves...
Alice May (Pratt) Booth, 97, of Pelham, a retired dining room attendant in Worcester Dining Commons, died Nov. 16 at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst. Born in Shutesbury, she was educated in Shutesbury schools, and she married her late husband Cleon Booth in 1934, moving to Pelham shortly...

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