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Lynn Edward Santner, 79, of Freedom, N.H., alumnus and retired associate director of placement and financial aid services, died April 14 in North Conway, N.H. Born in Claridge, Pa., he attended Meadville High School and obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration from Allegheny...
Lisa Wexler
Lisa Wexler, associate professor of community health education, has been awarded an $85,084 grant from the Maniilaq Association to support wellness programs in Alaska. The services will include documentation and evaluation of Maniilaq Wellness initiatives, the development of curriculum, material...
John H. Foster, 88, formerly of Leverett, professor emeritus of resource economics, died June 5 at Linda Manor in Northampton of complications from dementia. Born in Warwick, R.I.,  he grew up on a 30-cow heritage dairy farm in a strongly Wilburite Quaker family. He was educated first in...
Krista Harper
Krista Harper, associate professor of anthropology and public policy and administration, gave five invited lectures at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in France.  From May 12 to June 10, she served as a visiting “maître des conferences...
Ioannis Pantazis
Postdoctoral researcher Ioannis Pantazis, mathematics and statistics, has won a $50,000 bronze medal in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) competition to identify predictive models for use in new infectious disease forecasting methods. Pantazis is a postdoctoral...
Jenny Ross
Jenny Ross, associate professor of physics, is part of a team that won an early career award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) to pursue studies at the intersection of biology and physical sciences. The grants, totaling $731,000...
Amber Davis
Competitive stairclimber Amber Davis of veterinary and animal sciences zoomed to the top of Vermont’s 438-step Bennington Battle Monument June 6 to capture the women’s title and finish seventh overall. Davis clambered up the tower staircase in 1 minute, 51.4 seconds to set a new record...
Steve C. Tracy
The University of Alabama Press this month published “Hot Music, Ragmentation, and the Bluing of American Literature” by Afro-American studies professor Steven C. Tracy. Exploring the deep and enduring relationship between music and literature, the book examines the diverse ways in...
Darrice Griffin
Darrice Griffin has been named by director of athletics Ryan Bamford to the new post of senior associate director of athletics for internal operations/senior woman administrator. Griffin spent the last six years at Columbia University, including the past four as associate athletics director for...
Jane Fountain
Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain of political science and public policy spoke about cybersecurity during the Chatham House London Conference hosted June 1-2 by Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. The meeting is Chatham House’s flagship conference held annually...

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