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Shaheen Pasha
U.S. media coverage of women in Islam is stereotyped and full of “gendered” clichés, according to journalism professor Shaheen Pasha. “The people that are chosen to discuss this fall into two categories: You have someone who is wearing hijab [head covering] and then you...
James Kierstead
James Frederick Kierstead, 64, of Windsor, a retired bookkeeper and longtime member of the Minuteman Marching Band, died recently at home. Born May 4, 1952, in Washington, D.C., he was raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He studied music at Ohio University and at UMass Amherst. After college he...
Judy Dixon
Judy Dixon, the all-time winningest head coach in the history of the UMass Amherst women’s tennis program, announced today that she will retire following the 2016-17 campaign. Dixon enters the upcoming season, her 25th with the Minutewomen, with a record of 304-219 in Amherst. “I would...
William J. Manning
William J. Manning, professor emeritus, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, presented the invited paper, “Trees in the City: How Form and Function Affect Urban Air Quality,” at the conference EcoSummit 2016 in Montpellier, France in August., EcoSummit 2016 attracted1,500 delegates from...
Joseph Krupczynski
Joseph Krupczynski, associate professor of architecture, is the new director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) following long-time director John Reiff’s retirement. The appointment is for a three-year term and was effective Sept. 1. “We are so excited to...
Shyrone Chatman
Men’s basketball head coach Derek Kellogg has announced ninth-year staff member Shyrone Chatman’s elevation to associate head coach. Chatman's first season as associate head coach doubles as his sixth campaign on the coaching staff after he spent the previous five years as an...
Norma Sweeney
Norma Sweeney, 70, of Belchertown, a longtime clerk on campus and at the former University of Massachusetts president’s office in Hadley, died Aug. 19. Born Sept. 3, 1945 in Turners Falls, she was a former teacher's aide at Sheffield Elementary School and secretary at the Arts Council in...
Richard Freyman
Richard Freyman, professor of communication disorders, was recently appointed chair for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Auditory System Study Section (AUD). The study section is a panel that reviews grants submitted to the NIH by health researchers around the U.S. for projects examining...
Ernest T. Selig III
Ernest Theodore Selig III, 82, of Pelham, a professor emeritus of civil engineering, died Aug. 7. He graduated magna cum laude in 1957 from the College of Engineering at Cornell University with a major in mechanical engineering. In 1960, he received a master’s degree in mechanical...
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Ten faculty members have each received a $1,000 Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF) from the Chancellor’s Office to develop or augment courses with sustainability-related topics. The recipients are Boone Sheare, anthropology, Sarah Berquist, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, Amilcar...

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