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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Laurel Smith-Doerr
Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research and professor of sociology, represented the American Sociological Association in presenting her National Science Foundation-funded research to lawmakers on Capitol Hill on April 29 at an exhibition titled “Investments...
Martina Nieswandt
The American Education Research Association (AERA) recently published three books under its own imprimatur, including “Interest in Mathematics and Science Learning,” edited by K. Ann Renninger, Martina Nieswandt and Suzanne Hidi. Nieswandt is associate professor in the College of...
Maxene Anderson and Nina Brand

Crisis intervention specialist Maxene Anderson and teen crisis intervention specialist Nina Brand of the Center for Women and Community were recognized April 24 for their length of service by the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance.

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Judi LaBranche
Judi Bruno LaBranche, lecturer in kinesiology, has won the 2014-15 College Outstanding Teacher Award in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS). The award is sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, and given annually to honor...
Ebru Kardan
Ebru Kardan has joined the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean’s Office as director of external affairs and communication. She comes to the university from Mount Holyoke College, where she worked as the communications manager for the career development center, where she developed...
Nancy Lattinville and Debra Madigan
Nancy Lattinville, finance and personnel assistant in the economics department, and Debra Madigan, office manager in the communication department, have been recognized by their peers as being 2015 Outstanding Staff Members in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The award recognizes...
Nancy Folbre
Nancy Folbre, professor emerita of economics, has been named a Patten Lecturer at Indiana University Bloomington for the 2015-16 academic year. The William T. Patten Foundation presents the lectures under the auspices of the office of the vice provost for faculty and academic affairs. The series...
Joya Misra
Associate professor Jennifer Lundquist and professor Joya Misra of the sociology department participated April 21 in a panel discussion on negotiating work-life balance at the annual conference of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at...
Francis “Bugsy” Duda, 93, whose career as a technical assistant in engineering spanned more than 50 years, died April 23 at the Seashore Point Nursing Home in Provincetown. He was born and raised in Whately. After marrying Frances Bak in 1946, the couple moved to North Hadley. He...
Catherine Portuges
Professor Catherine Portuges of film studies and comparative literature was an invited member of a professional research delegation sponsored by Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) that visited Havana from April 1-6. Portuges met with representatives of the International Festival of New Latin...

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