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Seymour Epstein
Seymour Epstein, 91, of Amherst, professor emeritus of psychology, died May 20. Born July 15, 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he served in the Army in France during World War II, then completed his bachelor's degree in psychology at Brooklyn College. He earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from...
Cecelia Machaiek
Cecelia T. Jedrysik Machaiek, 93, of Kennebunk, Maine, a retired Cooperative Extension Service worker, died May 24. Born in Manchester, N.H., Dec. 24, 1922, she graduated from Central High School in Manchester and worked for New England Telephone Co. until she married in 1946 and moved to...
Aline Gubrium
Associate professor of community health education Aline Gubrium and colleagues recently authored an article in the academic journal Qualitative Health Research. Titled “Measuring Down: Evaluating Digital Storytelling as a Process for Narrative Health Promotion,” the article details...
Michelle Goncalves

Michelle Goncalves, founder and executive director of UMass Women into Leadership and director of special projects in the Office of the Chancellor, has been awarded a two-year, $100,000 Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Prize for her work to reduce the gender gap in public leadership.

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Leckie group
Mark Leckie, geosciences, and graduate student Raquel Bryant this month guided nine undergraduate STEM students from diverse backgrounds around the nation on a 10-day ship-based geoscience and oceanography voyage from San Diego to Hawaii as part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) STEM...
Scott Auerbach
Scott Auerbach, chemistry, has been named the winner of the first Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching for the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The award was announced at the UMass Honors Dinner on April 13.  Theprizehonors outstanding faculty members from each of the five UMass...
Mass. State House

Five faculty members visited the State House May 12 to share their research with lawmakers as part of the Public Engagement Project Faculty Fellowship Program.

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Lisa Wexler
UMass Amherst awarded associate professor Lisa Wexler the Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Research at the Distinguished Teaching Awards ceremony held on campus April 13. Wexler was recommended for the award by health promotion and policy department Chair David Buchanan....
Katherine LaBarbera
Katherine LaBarbera, a doctoral candidate in kinesiology, was recently awarded $20,000 through an American Dissertation Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). AAUW American Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, are enrolled in...
Corinna Serviente
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently awarded Corinna Serviente, a doctoral student in kinesiology, an ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant.  Serviente, who is a member of assistant professor Sarah Witkowski’s molecular and cardiovascular physiology lab,...

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