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Patty S. Freedson
Professor of kinesiology Patty S. Freedson retired at the end of December after serving as a faculty member for 35 years, including nine as chair of the department. “Patty Freedson is highly recognized in her field and has contributed to the kinesiology department and the School of Public...
John Kingston
John Kingston, linguistics, has been appointed director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI), the organization on campus that serves as a “forum for faculty… to engage with one another in a spirit of intellectual and creative adventure.” The appointmen becomes...
Rune Percy
Rune Percy, a senior mechanical engineering major, is about to learn how technical skills and a passion for social entrepreneurship can be combined to promote the ideals of the world peace movement. Beginning on Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 Percy will be a youth delegate at the 16th World Summit of Nobel...
Ken Kleinman
Ken Kleinman, biostatistics, and Emily Oken, a physician and researcher with the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, have received a two-year, $1.66 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to identify environmental and behavioral targets for preventing asthma and obesity in children....
Olivia Clark
Senior Olivia J. Clark, whose BDIC major is advertising through graphic communication, has been crowned Miss Western Massachusetts 2017. The crowning took place on Jan. 7 at Western New England University in Springfield. The Miss Western Massachusetts Scholarship Program is an official...
State House
Seven faculty members from across four colleges and schools have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project (PEP).  They will draw on their substantial research record to impact policy, the work of practitioners and public debates. The fellows, who will...
Laurel Smith-Doerr
Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), is an editor of the fourth edition of the “Handbook of Science and Technology Studies.” Published by MIT Press, the book curates the most important areas of research in science and technology studies (STS...
Anna Nagourney
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, has co-edited the book, “Dynamics of Disasters: Key Concepts, Models, Algorithms, and Insights.” The book, published in December by Springer International, was co-edited...
Elena Carbone
Elena Carbone, nutrition, recently received a one-year, nearly $30,000 Research Development Fund grant through the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) to collaborate with colleagues in Ghana, Australia, England and the U.S. to conduct maternal health literacy research. UMass Amherst is one of only...
Donna Marino
Donna L. Marino, 66, of South Hadley, retired director of academic personnel, died Jan. 17. Born Jan. 9, 1951 in Holyoke, she attended Holyoke Community College and received her bachelor’s degree from Westfield State College. She joined the Personnel Office in 1979 as a junior clerk and...

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