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Anne Tessier
Anne R. Tessier, 92, of Florence, who earned associate and bachelor’s degrees in her 60s and was employed as a clerical worker in several departments, died March 17. Born in Holyoke, she graduated from St. Michael’s High School in 1942. She worked at local insurance agencies and in...
Noy Holland
English professor Noy Holland, a short story writer and novelist, has received the 2018 Katherine Ann Porter Award in Literature for her achievements and dedication to the literary profession. The $20,000 prize, which is given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, will be presented at the...
HERS logo
A record eight faculty members and administrators have been chosen to attend the 2018-19 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) institutes, a leadership development program for women, according to John McCarthy, interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. The eight, who...
Kendall C. Lincoln
Kendall C. Lincoln, 88, of Greenfield, a retired storekeeper, died Feb. 27. Born Feb. 22, 1930, he was a 1949 graduate of the former Arms Academy in Shelburne. He was employed at Millers Falls Tool Co. for 20 years. He joined UMass Amherst in 1970 as a janitor and within a few months became a...
David S. Wyman
Note: This obituary hs been updated to include a local remembrance service and information on memorial donations. David S. Wyman, Distinguished Professor emeritus of history and author of the best-selling critique of the country’s response to the Holocaust “The Abandonment of the...
Spalding's soccer guide for woman
Brian D. Bunk, senior lecturer in history, was an invited speaker at the international sports history conference “Upfront and Onside: The Women’s Football Conference” held in Manchester, England, on March 8-9. His talk “Spalding’s ‘Soccer for Women’ and...
Romie de Guise-Langlois
The department of music and dance has appointed Romie de Guise-Langlois as assistant professor of clarinet, in charge of leading the department’s clarinet studio. Praised as “a formidable clarinetist” by the New York Times, de Guise-Langlois has appeared as soloist and chamber...
Eric Decker
Eric Decker, head of food science, has been named to the 13-member National Academies of Sciences (NAS) “Committee to Review the Dietary Reference Intakes for Sodium and Potassium.” Decker, who will travel to Washington, D.C., for the committee’s meetings several times a year,...
Henry Koffler
Henry Koffler, who fled Nazi-annexed Austria at 17, became a distinguished microbiologist and biochemist and served as chancellor of the university from 1979-82, died March 10. He was 95. From 1982 until retiring in 1991, he was president of the University of Arizona. In his first year on the...
Sara K. Jones
Sara K. Jones, assistant professor in the department of music and dance, was recently selected as a Modern Band in Higher Education Fellow by Little Kids Rock. Modern Band, developed by Little Kids Rock, is a program that teaches students to perform, improvise and compose using rock, R&B,...

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