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Bertil Liander, 87, of Easthampton, alumnus and professor emeritus of marketing, died March 10. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, he was a graduate of Schartau College and earned his MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics in 1954. He moved to Paris in 1958 for a position with the Organization for...
Emma L. (Winer) Senders, of Dedham, a former junior clerk/stenographer in the School of Nursing, died March 11. She began her campus service in 1961 as a part-time secretary. She left the university in 1973. She leaves her son Mark of New York and her daughter Esther Schneiderman of North...
There will be a daylong symposium celebrating the career of Art Keene, professor emeritus of anthropology, on Saturday, April 5 at the Commonwealth College Residential Community. The event is free, but registration is strongly recommended. Also, there will be a working brunch at Art and Maura...
Manisha Sinha, professor of Afro-American studies, appeared March 11 on “The Daily Show with John Stewart” where she served on a panel of distinguished academics for a discussion of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War in a faux game ttled the “The Weakest Lincoln.” Sinha...
The Institute for Social Science Research has selected six faculty members to serve as its 2014-15 scholars: Dania Francis, assistant professor, economics and Afro-American studies Naomi Gerstel, professor of sociology Ray La Raja, associate professor of political science...
Barry William Averill, former executive director of University Health Services (UHS), died Feb. 14 at his home in Easton, Conn. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he served four years in the U.S. Army and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1966. He began his health care career at the University of...
Karen Kurczynski, assistant professor of art history, was in Silkeborg, Denmark, on March 1 for the opening of a major museum exhibition on Danish artist Asger Jorn for which she is co-curator. Denmark is celebrating the centennial of Jorn’s birth with two exhibitions, both of which feature...
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society this month named Bruce Croft, Distinguished Professor in the School of Computer Science, as a recipient of its Technical Achievement Award for “outstanding contributions to information retrieval and the development...
“Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production,” by communication professor Lisa Henderson, is a finalist for the annual Lambda Literary Awards—known as Lammys—in the LGBT Studies category. Finalists for the awards were announced in early March by the Lambda...
Virginia Scott, 79, professor emerita of theater and a founding member of the theater department, died March 1 at her home in South Amherst. Born in St. Louis, she began her life in the theater when she played Jo in a production of “The Little Women” at age 14. After receiving a B.A....

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