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Don Robinson
Donald Robinson, adjunct professor in environmental health sciences and retired executive director of Environmental Health and Safety, was a presenter at the University Risk Management and Insurance Association’s 49th annual meeting held Sept. 29-Oct. 3 in Salt Lake City. In the...
Jane Fountain
Jane Fountain, distinguished professor of public policy and political science, has been invited by the League of Arab States to join an advisory group on the development of a digital economy in Arab nations. Fountain, founder and director of the National Center for Digital Government, will...
Nina M. Scott
The Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies honored Nina M. Scott, professor emerita of Spanish, on Sept. 28 with the 2018 Victoria Urbano Prize in recognition of her academic achievement and mentoring. The award was presented to Scott, who served as her department’s graduate advisor...
James LaRose
James A. “Jimmy” LaRose, 72, of Whately, retired heads of grounds at Physical Plant, died unexpectedly at Cooley Dickinson Hospital on Sept. 24. Born in Northampton, he was a 1964 graduate of Northampton High School. Upon his graduation, he began a long career in the grounds...
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Four faculty members were awarded tenure following approval by the Board of Trustees at its Sept. 19 meeting in Lowell: William Hite, music and dance Mario Parente, electrical and computer engineering Alicia R. Timme-Laragy, environmental health sciences Kristine M. Yu, linguistics...
Edward Murenzi
Edward Murenzi, a Ph.D. candidate in molecular and cellular biology and veterinary and animal sciences, was awarded first place in the Agrochemical Division poster competition at the 256th national meeting of the American Chemical Society held Aug. 19-23 in Boston. His poster was titled “...
Vincent J. Cleary
Vincent J. Cleary, 86, of Amherst, professor emeritus of classics, died Sept. 24 at the Hospice of the Fisher Home. Born and educated in Philadelphia, he graduated from St. Joseph’s University, in 1954, Villanova University in 1959 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. Following...
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The American Physical Society has announced that Jennifer Ross, professor of physics, and Ryan Hayward, professor of polymer science and engineering, were elected fellows of of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives at its September meeting.

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Eric Berlin, associate professor of trumpet in the department of music & dance
Eric Berlin, associate professor of trumpet in the department of music and dance, recently served as a judge at the Munich ARD International Competition, a major annual event that rewards winners with considerable prize money and solo engagements with some of the world's top...
Jaqueline Smith, lecturer in music education
Jacqueline Smith, lecturer in music education, received the Gordon Clark Ramsey Award for Creative Excellence for her work as adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School. Named for longtime Hartt adjunct Gordon Clark Ramsey, the award is given for sustained scholarly...

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