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John G. Moner, 88, of Amherst, professor emeritus of biology, died Oct. 8. Born Sept. 4, 1928, in Bayonne, N.J., he received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate from Princeton University, where his focus was cell biology. After two years in the...
Bruce Croft
Bruce Croft, distinguished professor and dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), was awarded five Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) Test of Time Awards in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field of...
David Kittredge
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) small scale forestry group has honored David B. Kittredge, environmental conservation, with the 2016 Brandl Award, given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of small scale forestry research. He received...
James Boyce
The Global Development and Environment (GDAE) Institute at Tufts University will award its 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to James Boyce, professor of economics at UMass Amherst, and Spanish economist Joan Martinez-Alier for their work on economics, equity and...
Baoshan Xing
Baoshan Xing, professor of environmental and soil chemistry in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, is one of the editors of “Engineered Nanoparticles and the Environment: Biophysicochemical Processes and Toxicity,” which is being released this month by John Wiley & Sons, Inc....
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Three faculty members from the College of Natural Sciences and another from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts have been appointed to named professorships in recognition of their scholarly and professional achievements. Wesley Autio, director of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, was...
Charles J. Misner
Charles J. Misner, 86, of Dallas, Ga., a former skilled laborer and groundskeeper, died Aug. 28. Born June 8, 1930, in Easthampton, he graduated from St. Michael’s High School, Northampton. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and owned a sheep farm in his early years. He also owned...
Norman W. Ward Sr., 91, of Turners falls, a former cook, handyman and maintenance foreman, died Sept. 30. Born in Pelham July 31, 1925, he was a graduate of Amherst High School. He enlisted in the Navy and served in the Seabees from 1943-46, including service in Guam, Saipan and Okinawa. He...
CEE awards
Fourteen graduates were honored Sept. 23 as the inaugural class of the civil and environmental engineering department’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni. The awards recognize their contributions to the engineering profession. CEE department head Richard Palmer and College of Engineering dean...
Emery Berger
Emery Berger, computer science, will give an invited talk Friday, Oct. 7 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Workshop on Software Correctness and Reliability. His talk will be “On the Correctness of Spreadsheets,” describing his work on automatically finding errors in...

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