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Donald Robinson
Donald Robinson, for 42 years the executive director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), has announced his retirement, effective June 4. An on-campus reception in his honor is being planned for mid-May. Beginning with a General Electric/UMass Amherst apprentice program in 1960,...
Jane Fountain
Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor in Political Science and Public Policy and director of the National Center for Digital Government, delivered a keynote address at ICEGOV, an international conference on the theory and practice of electronic governance, on March 8 in Delhi, India. ICEGOV...
Conrad Wogrin
Conrad “Connie” Wogrin, 92, of Amherst, professor emeritus of computer science and a driving force in establishing computer science at UMass Amherst, died March 8. Born in Denver, Colo., in 1924, he received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical...
Michael Eagen
Michael Eagen joined Academic Affairs March 13 as the new associate provost for academic personnel, according to Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.  Eagen is assuming most of the responsibilities of John Bryan, who will continue part-time to complete...
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The Center for Research on Families has announced the 2017-18 Family Research Scholars, six faculty members selected for their promising work in family-related research. The group includes scholars from the colleges of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences and Nursing and the School of...
Dave Wissman
Veteran educator and coach Dave Wissman has joined the football staff as defensive line coach. “Dave Wissman brings a wealth of defensive knowledge to our program,” head coach Mark Whipple said. “He's a tremendous person, a great recruiter and really knows how to build...
Ed Pinkham
Football head coach Mark Whipple has announced the hiring of veteran defensive coordinator Ed Pinkham who brings more than 30 years of experience to the Minuteman program. “I've known Ed since we worked together at UNH,” Whipple said. “I have tremendous respect for his...
Elizabeth Chilton
Elizabeth Chilton, professor of anthropology and associate vice chancellor for research and engagement, has been named dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University in New York. The largest of Binghamton’s seven schools, Harpur College has three divisions, 26...
Jerrold Meyer
Neuroscientist Jerrold Meyer, psychological and brain sciences, is co-author of a recent paper in Endocrine: International Journal of Basic and Clinical Endocrinology that describes a promising new noninvasive method – measuring levels of the hormone cortisol in hair samples – of...
James E. Young
The National Council on Public History has recognized James E. Young, distinguished professor emeritus of English and Judaic and Near Eastern studies, with its 2017 Book Award for “The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between,” published last year by...

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