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Lynn Phillips
Lynn Phillips, senior lecturer and chief undergraduate advisor in the department of communication, has been appointed director of academic engagement and student success for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. In this position, she will further develop and lead the college in the...
Hugh C. Davis
Hugh C. Davis, 94, of Leverett, professor emeritus of regional planning, died June 2. Born Nov. 6, 1922, in Shirley, he spent his early years on the family apple farm before moving to Winter Park, Florida. During WW II, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an aerial photographer and received the...
Nathan Bridges
NASA announced on July 11 that it has named a rippled linear dune of dark Martian sand “Nathan Bridges Dune” after planetary scientist and UMass Amherst geosciences alumnus Nathan Bridges (Ph.D. 1997). He died in April of a sudden heart attack at age 50. He was a planetary research...
Erin Baker
Erin Baker, professor of mechanical and industrial engineering and an internationally recognized expert in energy and economics, has been named the John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professional Development Professor. The Board of Trustees approved the appointment on June 20. The professorship is...
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Hilary Kornblith, philosophy; Julie A. Caswell, resource economics; and Stephen G. Sireci, education, were appointed Distinguished Professors following approval by the Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting. The title Distinguished Professor is conferred on select, highly accomplished faculty...
Martina Nieswandt
Martina Nieswandt, associate dean for research and engagement in the College of Education and associate professor of teacher education and curriculum studies, has been named associate vice chancellor for research and engagement by Vice Chancellor Mike Malone. Beginning in late summer, she will...
Carolyn M. Larrabee
Carolyn M. Larrabee has been named the new director of the Student Legal Services Office (SLSO) and will begin her new duties on July 31. The SLSO is a student-funded law office providing legal assistance to fee-paying UMass Amherst students and student groups. Located in the Campus Center, it...
Chief, new officers and sergeants
Two new officers were officially welcomed into the ranks of the UMass Police Department, and two recently promoted sergeants were recognized during a July 6 swearing-in and pinning ceremony. Chief Tyrone Parham administered the oath to officers Francis Henderson and Anthony Salvucci. Henderson,...
Keith Paul
Continuing & Professional Education recently appointed Keith Paul as director of marketing and recruitment, where he will oversee strategic marketing and recruitment efforts for CPE, strengthening UMass Amherst’s position in part-time and online education while helping advance new program...
Lu Butler
Lucinda (Lu) Butler retired July 7 after 26 years of service as an academic advisor in Continuing & Professional Education (CPE). Some 50 friends and colleagues attended a reception for Butler in the Campus Center’s Amherst Room, offering congratulations and farewells. Several people...

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