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History professor Audrey Altstadt has been awarded a yearlong fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Altstadt was one of 20 fellows selected from a field of 330 applicants. Fellowship winners will work with the Woodrow Wilson Center to turn scholarly research into relevant...
Lorraine A. “Sue” (Strong) Warner, 64, of Belchertown, a retired clerk in the Graduate Dean’s Office, died March 5 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. Born in Hardwick, Vt., she grew up in Amherst. She was a 1967 graduate of Amherst Regional High School. She joined the campus...

American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, recently named Paul Barten, professor of forestry and hydrology in Environmental Conservation, to its science advisory board. Barten says his primary motivation is to protect drinking water supplies and aquatic ecosystems.

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Armen Baibourtian from the United Nations office in Armenia is a visiting scholar and professor in the department of political science for the Spring 2014 semester. He is teaching two classes: “At the Crossroads: The Caucasus between the East and the West” and “The Caucasian Knot...
Giang Pham, assistant professor in the department of communication disorders, recently traveled to Vietnam to formalize international collaborations between the department and its peer institutions abroad. One promising result: The Hanoi National University of Education has signed a memorandum of...

Kevin Kelly, director of undergraduate admissions, will be a panelist at a Boston Globe Insiders Event on Tuesday, March 11 called “Getting into (and paying for) college.”

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Monica Au-Yeung, a teaching fellow in the College of Education’s National Science Foundation’s Noyce Foundation project, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the Dow-National Science Teachers Association’s New Science Teacher Academy, a yearlong program focused on encouraging and supporting early-career science educators.

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Ida K. (Blodgett) Allis, 97, a retired food services employee, died Feb. 27. Born in Holland, Mass., she attended Hitchcock Free Academy in Brimfield and High School of Commerce in Worcester. She leaves a son, Charles H. Allis Jr. of Conway, a daughter, Linda M. Dufresne of Sunderland, and a...
Dennis Hanno, former associate professor of accounting and associate dean for undergraduate matters in the Isenberg School of Management, has been named president of Wheaton College in Norton. Currently provost and senior vice president at Babson College in Wellesley, he will take office as...
Barbara Jean (Hunt) Frost, 79, of Pelham, a retired electronic data processing operator I in the Registrar’s Office, died Feb. 20 at home. Born in Ware, she spent her early years growing up in the town of Enfield, and moved to Pelham in 1938, when the state flooded the Swift River Valley to...

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