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Juan Jiménez
Juan Jiménez, mechanical and industrial engineering, has been selected to receive the 2016 BMES Innovation and Career Development Award during the Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting in Minneapolis in October. The award recognizes early career faculty from underrepresented...
Nagurney and Li
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, has co-authored a new book, “Competing on Supply Chain Quality: A Network Economics Perspective,” with Dong “Michelle” Li, a 2015 Isenberg Ph.D. Li is now an...
Herb Steeper
Herb Steeper, 83, of Easthampton, a former assistant professor of government, died July 1. Born Aug. 22, 1932, in Seattle, Wash., he graduated from Stanford University in 1954 and served in the Army in Germany from 1955-57. He earned a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at...
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith, digital projects manager in scholarly communication and communication department liaison, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, spoke at the Massachusetts Community College’s Open Educational Resources (OER) “Go Open Project” kickoff event at Northern Essex Community College in...
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, associate professor and head of the health policy and management program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Special Commission to Examine the Feasibility of Establishing a Pain Management Access Program. One...
Ronald Hambleton
Ronald K. Hambleton, Distinguished University Professor and executive director of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment, has received the inaugural Thomas Oakland Award for Distinguished Contributions to Testing and Assessment from the International Test Commission (ITC...
Thérèse Pasquale Maguire
Thérèse Pasquale Maguire, 67, of Amherst, a retired administrator in residential academic programs, died July 7. Raised in Jamaica Plain, she graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and earned a doctorate in comparative literature at UMass Amherst. She joined the UMass...
Elizabeth “Betty” Winn Hersant, 74, of Los Angeles, Calif., a retired office manager in the Office of News and Media Relations, died June 28. Born in Amherst in 1942, she earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations at Michigan State University. She joined the university in...
Boris Pavlushkin
Boris Pavlushkin, 63, of Turners Falls, an electrician with building maintenance, died July 7. Born in Uzbekistan on March 6, 1953, he joined the university in 2004 and was currently a controls and refrigeration systems specialist. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Valentina (Babitskaya)...
Irene Bemben
Irene Bemben, 91, of Hadley, a former clerk and stenographer, died June 29. Born in Hadley in 1925, she attended Northampton Commercial College. She worked in the university news department and extension as a clerk and stenographer in 1943-44 before moving to physical education, where she served...

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