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Neil S. Forbes, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been awarded a one-year, $40,000 grant from Earlier.org, a Greensboro, N.C.-based organization that funds research into the early detection of breast cancer. Forbes says he is working to develop a non-toxic, non-invasive bacteria...
Dorothy T. “Theresa” Whitney, 85, of Wells, Maine, and formerly of Amherst and Belchertown, a retired administrative assistant in the Controller’s Office, died June 15 in York Hospital in Maine. Born in Boston, she grew up in Roxbury and attended high school in the city. Shortly...
Hoa Le, 83, of Amherst, a retired dietary worker I with Dining Services, died June 16 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born in Vietnam, he had lived in Amherst since 1990. He joined Dining Services as a facility service worker/maintainer at Worcester Dining Commons in 1991 and became a dietary...
Otto L. Stein, 89, professor emeritus of botany, died June 17 in his Amherst home. His demise came after many months battling multiple complications that resulted from breaking his arm last December. Born in Augsburg, Germany, his family moved to Berlin when he was 8 years old. On Kristallnacht in...
William “Bill” Bartos, 48, of Northfield, a former supervisor of janitors in Residence Life, died June 2 related to a previous head injury. Born in Northampton, he was a graduate of the Franklin County Technical School. His campus service began in 1985. During his 23 years on campus,...
“Future of Government Smart Toolbox, a new guide to help governments use technology to build better trust and deliver more efficient public services, includes a section on political representation authored by Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor in political science and public policy. The...
This summer, Elena Carbone, associate professor of nutrition and director of the Community-Engaged Research Program (CERP) at Commonwealth Honors College, is teaching a course in Rome as part of the Gustolab Institute’s “Critical Studies on Food in Italy” program. Gustolab is the...

Barbara Partee, Distinguished Professor emerita in linguistics and philosophy, was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters by the University of Chicago on June 14. 

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The Equal Opportunity and Diversity (EO&D) office has hired two new grievance officers, Kelly Burgess and Ryan Morse. Burgess, who holds a J.D. from Western New England University School of Law, has experience as an independent investigator and has been working in the EO&D office on a...
Brian Ogilvie, associate professor of history, was invited to speak at an international symposium, “Exploring Merian,” held May 26-28 at the library of Artis Zoo in Amsterdam. The program focused on the work and legacy of Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). Merian, a German-born artist...

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