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Ellen Pekar, 47, of Florence, retired electronic communication coordinator in the Isenberg School of Management, died Sept. 15. Born in Northampton, she was raised in Florence, and was a graduate of Northampton High School and Bay Path College. She joined the Isenberg School staff in 1988 and...
James Heintz, associate director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), has been appointed to the Andrew Glyn Professorship. The professorship, funded by an anonymous donor and a matching fund established by the Provost’s Office, honors Andrew Glyn, a rigorous, path-breaking,...

Patricia Donahue-Leitch, a family nurse practitioner, is this year’s recipient of the Pamela Kathleen Edwards Award for outstanding quality improvement efforts at University Health Services.

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Tameka L. Gillum, associate professor of public health, gave an invited talk at the 19th International Conference & Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma held Sept. 7-10 in San Diego. Gillum served as a keynote panelist addressing the intersection of intimate partner violence and poverty. The...
Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain, political science and public policy, gave the keynote address at the opening of Brazil’s first national digital government conference, I Simpósio Internacional em Inovação e Governança Digital, held Sept. 1-2 at the University...
Timothy Randhir, associate professor of environmental conservation, was a keynote speaker at a watershed management conference held Sept. 10-12 at Cankiri Karatekin University in Cankira, Turkey. Focusing on new approaches, practices and policies in managing natural resources of the region, the...
Anne P. Gates, 90, of Turners Falls, a former administrative assistant in the School of Education, died Sept. 7. Born Enide Rossetti in Civita Castellana, Italy, she immigrated with her family in 1930, settling in Southwick. She graduated from Southwick Consolidated School and Westfield High....
Sandra Jean (Boardman) (Waite) (Thomas) Peet, 72, formerly of Northampton and Greenfield, a former typist II in Mail Services, died Aug. 17 at her home in Gulfport, Fla. Born in Holyoke, she graduated from Northampton High School in 1959. She worked on campus from 1970-89, when she and...
Ruth Greenwood Smith, 99, of Orleans, a retired nursing assistant in the School of Home Economics, died Sept. 6. Born in Methuen, she was a graduate the Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing in 1937. The following year, she married Russell E. Smith and they lived in Philadelphia while he...

Alan Richmond, senior lecturer in the biology department, received the Meritorious Teaching Award in Herpetology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists during the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists held July 30 to Aug. 3 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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