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M.V. Lee Badgett
Economist M.V. Lee Badgett has been named a 2017-18 Spotlight Scholar. When Badgett published her 1995 study on the wage gap faced by gay men and lesbians, there was nothing like it in the field. In fact, conventional wisdom held just the opposite of what she found. Badgett’s research was...
Reiko Sono
Reiko Sono of the department of languages, literatures, and cultures, along with four students from UMass Amherst and one from Mount Holyoke College, will assist in bringing the 18th-century capital of Japan to a street festival on Sunday, Oct. 22 on the Upper West Side of New York City. The...
Eunice (Angie) Whitmal
Eunice Angelica (Angie) Whitmal has joined Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) as academic advisor. She will serve as advisor and educational planner, perform the requisite functions of an academic dean for non-degree and bachelor of general studies (BGS) students, and advocate for...
Harley Erdman
The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women has selected theater professor Harley Erdman and his co-authors for the Josephine Roberts Award for the best scholarly edition published in 2016 in the field of early modern women and gender. The book, “Feliciana Enríquez de Guzmá...
Mwangi wa Githinji
Mwangi wa Githinji, economics, delivered the keynote address Oct. 14 for the 2017 Habib University Postcolonial Higher Education Conference in Karachi, Pakistan. The theme for this year’s conference was “The Inheritance of Injustice.” In his keynote, wa Githinji addressed the...
Regina Galasso
Regina Galasso, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese studies in the department of languages, literatures and cultures, has been named director of the Translation Center. The center is a unique enterprise that combines business services with academics. By keeping up with the latest in...
Steven D. Brewer
Steven D. Brewer, senior lecturer II in biology and director of the Biology Computer Resource Center, received the 2017 Alumni Achievement Award from the Mallinson Center for Science Education at Western Michigan University (WMU). Brewer, who received a master’s in geology and a Ph.D. in...
Patricia Gubitosi
Patricia Gubitosi, associate professor in languages, literatures, and cultures, was elected 47th president of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) at its annual meeting at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. LASSO’s purpose is the advancement of the scientific study of...
Mark Tuominen
Physics professor Mark Tuominen has been named associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS), effective Oct. 1, CNS Dean Tricia Serio announced. As a member of the dean’s leadership team, Tuominen will have broad responsibilities for the success of...
American Masters: 'Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive'
Liane Brandon, professor emerita of education and award-winning photographer-filmmaker, served as the still photographer for the PBS “American Masters” documentary “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive,” which will air Oct. 30. Written and directed by alumnus Eric Stange, the film...

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