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Amber Davis
Competitive stairclimber Amber Davis of veterinary and animal sciences zoomed to the top of Vermont’s 438-step Bennington Battle Monument June 6 to capture the women’s title and finish seventh overall. Davis clambered up the tower staircase in 1 minute, 51.4 seconds to set a new record...
Steve C. Tracy
The University of Alabama Press this month published “Hot Music, Ragmentation, and the Bluing of American Literature” by Afro-American studies professor Steven C. Tracy. Exploring the deep and enduring relationship between music and literature, the book examines the diverse ways in...
Darrice Griffin
Darrice Griffin has been named by director of athletics Ryan Bamford to the new post of senior associate director of athletics for internal operations/senior woman administrator. Griffin spent the last six years at Columbia University, including the past four as associate athletics director for...
Jane Fountain
Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain of political science and public policy spoke about cybersecurity during the Chatham House London Conference hosted June 1-2 by Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. The meeting is Chatham House’s flagship conference held annually...
Lori Clarke
Lori Clarke, professor and chair of the School of Computer Science, retired this month after 40 years on campus. Clarke was co-director of the Laboratory for Advanced Software Engineering Research (LASER), where her research focused on testing, verification and requirements engineering for...
Denise Ann (Boulanger) Witkos, 55, of North Hadley, a retired mail clerk II in Mail Services and alumna, died May 29 at home. Born in Northampton, she was a graduate of Amherst Regional High School and UMass Amherst. She retired in May 2014 after 31 years of campus service. She leaves her mother...
Richard H. Baker, 72, of Greenfield, a retired mail clerk II in the Library, died May 29 at the Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst. Born in Greenfield, he was educated at the former Holy Trinity School and was a graduate of Greenfield High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran attaining the rank...
Karen Brown
New England Public Radio reporter Karen Brown picked up a Miller Audio Award from the Missouri Review for her radio documentary, “Lance and Nina: A Story of Addiction and Redemption,” which aired in March 2014. Brown told the emotional story of then 24-year-old Lance Rice who was on a...
AnnMarie Duchon, Ben Ostiguy and Madeline L. Peters
Madeline L. Peters, director of Disability Services, and associate directors AnnMarie Duchon and Ben Ostiguy, associate directors of Disability Services, were recently contracted to assess and consult the Access Services Office at the University of Vermont. Peters, Duchon and Ostiguy spent May 13-...
C. Marjorie Aelion
C. Marjorie Aelion, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), was recently re-elected to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) board of directors and to serve as secretary/treasurer for a two-year term. ASPPH is the voice of accredited academic...

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