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Seven faculty members have been recognized as highly cited researchers by Philadelphia-based Clarivate Analytics, owner of the Web of Science. Those cited from UMass Amherst are: Daniela Calzetti, astronomy Eric Decker, food science Mauro Giavalisco, astronomy David...
Linda Tropp
Linda Tropp, professor of social psychology in the department of psychological and brain sciences, has edited a new book “Making Research Matter: A Psychologist’s Guide to Public Engagement.” The book gathers well-known experts to discuss how researchers can impact a broader...
Howard D. Stidham
Howard D. Stidham, 92, of Belchertown, a 61-year professor of chemistry, died Nov. 13. Born Sept. 14, 1925 in Memphis, Tennessee, he graduated from Manchester High School in Connecticut and served in the Army from 1943-45 during WWII, attaining the rank of Tec 5 in the 86th Infantry Division....
Kevin Billieux
Kevin Bellieux, a new staff member at Mail and Distribution Services, was featured on a Western Mass News “Everday People” segment on Nov. 16 highlighting his volunteer work as a tutor at Homework House in Holyoke. Homework House offers free tutoring and mentoring programs to students...
Ximena Zúñiga
Ximena Zúñiga, professor of social justice education, participated in the Aspen Institute’s meeting “Civil Discourse in a Fractured Age” on Nov. 7-8 in Washington, D.C. She took part in a facilitated discussion titled “What Do We Know About Young People’...
Laura Haas
Laura Haas, dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), has been awarded a 2017 WITI @ UC Athena Award for Executive Leadership from the Women in Technology Initiative at the University of California. The awards recognize the accomplishments of technology leaders and...
Michael J. Dibrindisi Sr.
Michael J. Dibrindisi Sr., 83, of Florence, a retired grounds worker, died Oct. 30. Born in Northampton on June 22, 1934, he was educated in Northampton schools. He worked for the Coca-Cola Co. in Northampton for 24 years before joining the Physical Plant in 1983 as a maintainer in academic...
Vincent Rotello, right, at the Molecular Sciences Forum with Lanqun Mao, deputy director of the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Vincent Rotello, Charles A. Goessmann Professor of Chemistry, served as guest professor at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences during a trip to Beijing in October. Rotello also gave an institute-wide molecular sciences forum presentation at the...
Brittany Hathaway
A photography exhibit by Brittany Hathaway, digital asset coordinator for University Relations, will be on display from Nov. 18-30 at Grove Hall Boston Public Library, 41 Geneva Ave., Dorchester. “Reframing Islam: A Photographic Resolution” was created by Hathaway in early 2017 in...
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Bryan Harvey, associate chancellor and chief planning officer, is retiring at the end of December, Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy announced Nov. 14 in a broadcast email to the campus. Harvey will continue to serve as an advisor to the chancellor through a post-retirement appointment. Harvey, who...

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