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R. Thomas Zoeller
R. Thomas Zoeller, biology, has won the Endocrine Society’s Laureate Award for Outstanding Public Service Award, with three others, for “public service to the field of endocrinology” and for “their citizenship, outreach and scientific leadership in the area of endocrine-...
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Eight of the campus’s most promising undergraduates have received the spring 2016 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher award in recognition of their achievements in research, scholarship and creative activity. They are Stephanie Chan, Gabriela Calinao Correa, Gregory Forbes, Haydee Jacobs, Samuel...
Anna Nagurney
RENeW, a blog by Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School and director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, has been placed among the best 100 business blogs written by professors. The blogs rating, written by Michelle Kaiser of...
Robert P. Creed
Family, friends and colleagues will gather at the Amherst Women’s Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst, on Saturday, April 23 at 3 p.m. to share stories and memories of the late Robert P. Creed of Shutesbury, professor emeritus of English. Creed joined the faculty at UMass Amherst in 1969, where...
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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced the selection of the 2016-17 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence. The eight fellows are: Zlatan Aksamija, electrical and computer engineering, College of Engineering. G. BradleyBennett,accounting,...
Lisa Lehmberg
Lisa Lehmberg, associate professor and coordinator of music education, has co-authored the book “Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens.” With C. Victor Fung,professor of music education and director of the Center for Music Education Research at the...
Joseph S. Larson
Joseph S. Larson, professor emeritus of environmental conservation, has been reappointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to a five-year term as a member of the Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board. The board governs the policy, personnel and regulatory functions of the state Division of Fisheries and...
Seymour Shapiro
Seymour Shapiro, a longtime botany professor and distinguished teacher who came to be a trusted advisor to chancellors and a faculty liaison to students in time of crisis, died March 24 in Henderson, Nev. He was 92. Born in 1924, he attended Brooklyn College and earned a bachelor’s and a...
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As 2016 chair of the Microbial Ecology section of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), Kristen DeAngelis, microbiology, recently received a $1,500 long-range planning grant to promote awareness of the role of microbes in composting organic materials. The award will fund one undergraduate from...
E. Bruce Brooks
E. Bruce Brooks, research professor of Chinese and director of the Warring States Project of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, presented a paper entitled “Stylistic Analysis of Ancient Texts” at the meeting of the American Oriental Society in Boston on March 20. The paper...

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