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A May 27 reception will honor Bruce Wilcox as he retires after 32 years as director of University of Massachusetts Press, which itself is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The reception will take place the University Club from 4–6 p.m. Wilcox told the Daily Hampshire Gazette recently that,...

Pat Vittum, professor of turf entomology in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture and interim director of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, was honored for her dedicated service to the turf industry on May 12 by the Stockbridge Alumni Turf Group at its 10th annual Joseph Troll Turf Classic at the Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, N.Y.

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Ten student employees, 10 staff members and two teams of employees were recognized for outstanding contributions to the university at an April 28 reception hosted by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy at the Marriott Center.

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English professor Dara Wier’s “You Good Thing” placed sixth on The Believer magazine’s readers survey of favorite works of poetry in 2013. Published by Wave Books, “You Good Thing” is the 11th collection of poems penned by Wier, who directs the MFA Program for...

Karen Kalmakis, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, has been reelected as the state representative of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

 

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Electrical and computer engineer Aura Ganz is being recognized as a Spotlight Scholar. Ganz spent the first part of her career increasing bandwidth capabilities to perfect optical and wireless networks—networks many use daily when searching the Internet or turning on smartphones. It was this...
Jeffrey L. Kmetz, 57, of Northampton, a technical specialist I in the physics department, died May 8 at home. Born in Northampton, he was a 1974 graduate of Northampton High School. He earned an associate degree from Greenfield Community College in 1976 and a bachelor’s degree from Worcester...
Baseball coach Mike Stone notched his 700th career victory May 11 as the Minutemen defeated Virginia Commonwealth University 5-4 on Senior Day at Earl Lorden Field. The 700 wins span Stone’s 27 seasons leading the Minutemen and five seasons at the University of Vermont. Since his hiring as...
Monica Marie Katherine Andreas, 65, of Goshen, a clerk III in the Dean’s Office at the School of Public and Health Sciences, died May 1 at home. She was born in Montreal. She started in the department of educational policy, research and administration in 2004 and subsequently worked in...
Donald F. Samms, 85, of West Hatfield, a retired offset duplicating machine operator in the print shop at the former Research Computing Center, died May 8. Born in Northampton, he was a graduate of both the Northampton High School and Northampton Commercial College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of...

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