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Marilyn Blaustein
Marilyn Blaustein, assistant chancellor for Institutional Research, will be honored at a retirement reception on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Amherst Room on the 10th floor of the Campus Center. Blaustein, who joined the OIR staff in 1983, has led the office for 30 years.  
David Biancamano
Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford has named David Biancamano senior associate director of athletics for development. “I am pleased to welcome David to our department and look forward to his leadership of our development unit,” Bamford said. “David’s experience and acumen...
Anna Nagurney
Anna Nagurney, John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, and director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, will be a plenary speaker at GameSec 2016, Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, which takes place Nov. 2-4 in New York...
Alice Fiddian-Green
Community health education doctoral candidate Alice Fiddian-Green, with co-authors Aline Gubrium of UMass Amherst and Jeffery C. Peterson of Washington State University, recently published case studies about the social, emotional and physical consequences faced by Puerto Rican Latina youth when...
Richard Taupier
Richard Taupier, research assistant professor in languages, literatures and cultures, has been named a Robert N. Ho Family Foundation Collaborative Research Fellow in Buddhist Studies by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). He will share the $180,200 award with Sukhbaatar Nadmid of the...
Geography team
For the second time in three years, the UMass Amherst Geography Club brought home the gold trophy from the World Geography Bowl divisional competition held at the New England-St. Lawrence Valley (NESTVAL) divisional meeting of the American Association of Geographers. This year’s championship...
John G. Moner, 88, of Amherst, professor emeritus of biology, died Oct. 8. Born Sept. 4, 1928, in Bayonne, N.J., he received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University and his doctorate from Princeton University, where his focus was cell biology. After two years in the...
Bruce Croft
Bruce Croft, distinguished professor and dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), was awarded five Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) Test of Time Awards in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field of...
David Kittredge
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) small scale forestry group has honored David B. Kittredge, environmental conservation, with the 2016 Brandl Award, given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of small scale forestry research. He received...
James Boyce
The Global Development and Environment (GDAE) Institute at Tufts University will award its 2017 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought to James Boyce, professor of economics at UMass Amherst, and Spanish economist Joan Martinez-Alier for their work on economics, equity and...

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