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Jeremiah M. Allen, Jr., 94, formerly of Amherst, professor emeritus of English and former acting provost and dean of the Humanities and Fine Arts, died May 29 in hospice in Providence. Born in Newton, he graduated in 1938 from Newton High School, where he had been co-captain of the state champion...

Maritime Gloucester this month honored Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at the Gloucester Marine Station, for her “significant contributions to the study or protection of the seashore populations and the general ecology of Cape Ann and other northern New England waters.”

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Lila Gierasch, Distinguished Professor in biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health’s Council of Councils. The council was established to advise the NIH director on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination...
Sharon F. Rallis, the College of Education’s Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform, was selected to participate in the Building Bridges Initiative organized by the American Evaluation Association’s Evaluation Policy Task Force, in collaboration with the...
The Italian Lacrosse Association has named women’s lacrosse head coach Angela McMahon as head coach of the first-ever Italian national team, which will compete in the 2017 FIL World Cup in Guildford, England. Justin Serpone, who is McMahon’s husband and the men’s soccer coach at...
Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, has organized and will lead a daylong course on “The Ethics and Practice of Digital Storytelling as a Community-Based Participatory Approach in Public Health” at the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual...
Neil S. Forbes, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from Earlier.org, a Greensboro, N.C.-based organization that funds research into the early detection of breast cancer. Forbes says he is working to develop a non-toxic, non-invasive bacteria...
Dorothy T. “Theresa” Whitney, 85, of Wells, Maine, and formerly of Amherst and Belchertown, a retired administrative assistant in the Controller’s Office, died June 15 in York Hospital in Maine. Born in Boston, she grew up in Roxbury and attended high school in the city. Shortly...
Hoa Le, 83, of Amherst, a retired dietary worker I with Dining Services, died June 16 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born in Vietnam, he had lived in Amherst since 1990. He joined Dining Services as a facility service worker/maintainer at Worcester Dining Commons in 1991 and became a dietary...
Otto L. Stein, 89, professor emeritus of botany, died June 17 in his Amherst home. His demise came after many months battling multiple complications that resulted from breaking his arm last December. Born in Augsburg, Germany, his family moved to Berlin when he was 8 years old. On Kristallnacht in...

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