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Meredith Bragg Raymond, 99, of Amherst, professor emerita of English, died Feb. 26. Born May 2, 1918, in Brockton, she graduated from Weymouth High School in 1935 and from the former Bridgewater Teachers College in 1939 where she majored in English and American history and literature. Early...
Tobias Baskin
Two members of the biology faculty, professor Tobias Baskin and assistant professor Lillian Fritz-Laylin, have been awarded separate Whitman Center fellowships to support research this summer at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) on Cape Cod. The fellowships will provide housing and...
Thai Thayumanavan and Lisa Minter
Two Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS) researchers, organic and polymer chemist Thai Thayumanavan and professor of animal science Lisa Minter, have partnered with Anika Therapeutics Inc. of Bedford to co-develop a new product for treating the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis. The...
Dani Pacillo collecting signatures
Senior Dani Pacillo, an alumna of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida, is turning her grief and anger into action by enlisting the UMass Amherst community to help her hometown.
Brian Kane
Brian Kane, professor of commercial arboriculture in the department of environmental conservation, has been award a $15,000 TREE Fund grant to support his work collecting and analyzing arboriculture safety standards worldwide. The “Arboricultural safety around the world” project will...
Ryan Wells
Ryan S. Wells, educational policy, research and administration, was awarded a one-year, $49,000 research grant from AccessLex Institute and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) for his project titled “Graduate and Professional Education for Students with Disabilities: Examining...
Dana Conzo (Matt Medeiros photo)
Dana Conzo, a doctoral student in the department of anthropology, has been awarded a $25,017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to support her research on food sovereignty and food security in the Caribbean.  Her dissertation project, “...
Madelaine Bartlett
In a scientific answer to basketball’s NCAA March Madness, Boston-based STAT News has launched a bracket-style tournament, STAT Madness, “to find the best innovations in science and medicine.” Winners are determined by online voting. A paper authored by Madelaine Bartlett,...
Richard Pilsner
J. Richard Pilsner, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, is among the researchers featured in an article on the burgeoning field of sperm epigenetics appearing in the February 2018 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. The focus article explores current research trends on...
Donal Carbaugh
Donal Carbaugh, professor of communication, will present a plenary address at the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) on March 9 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. GURT 2018 will bring together leading researchers from around the world and from various...

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