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Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, will be an invited speaker at the International Seminar on Planetary Emergencies Workshop on Energy, Cities, and the Control of Complex Systems scheduled for May 12-14 in Erice, Sicily...
Faculty and students from the nutrition department presented several research papers and chaired mini-symposia at the annual scientific conference of the American Society for Nutrition/Experimental Biology Conference held April 26-30 in San Diego. The delegation included assistant professors...
Gilles Vonsattel’s piano performance on April 18 at Bargemusic in New York City drew extraordinary praise from New York Times critic Zachary Woolfe, who called the solo recital a “tightly conceived and passionately performed … study in seriousness and intensity.” Vonsattel...
Kinesiology professor Barry Braun, who directs the Energy Metabolism Laboratory, has been selected to head the department of health and exercise science at Colorado State University. Braun will start his new position on Aug. 15. “Barry Braun is an award-winning teacher, mentor and scholar...
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, professor of psychology and director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement, has been elected chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section (BSS) of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) for the 2015-16 term. In November, she will begin her duties as...
Olga Gershenson, associate professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, took part in a panel on creative ways of conveying the universal lessons of the Holocaust through the arts on April 28 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. An expert in Holocaust cinema, Gershenson provided an...
John W. Zahradnik, 87, retired professor of mechanical engineering, died March 29 at Lakeside Manor Retirement Home in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Born in Rural Ridge, Pa., he was a graduate of New Kensington High School. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in...
Allan R. “Big Al” McKinnon, 85, of Amherst, a retired staff member in Athletics and Campus Recreation and alumnus, died April 22. Born in Holyoke, he graduated from the university in 1952 and was a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. He was a Registered Professional Engineer,...
Krista Harper, associate professor of anthropology and public policy, gave the invited keynote address at “Beyond the Lens,” the 2014 Futures of Visual Anthropology conference held April 3-4 at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her talk, titled “Studying and Transforming Urban...
Ira Bryck, director of the Family Business Center in Continuing and Professional Education, is the host of a new weekly radio show, “Taking Care of Business,” on WHMP in Northampton. On the program, which debuted April 5, Bryck interviews business owners and expert advisors about the...

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