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Nina Sossen
Nina Sossen, associate editor for digital communications in the Office of News and Media Relations, gave a presentation on Feb. 28 to the UMass Amherst Medical Reserve Corps on “Using and Trusting Social Media in an Emergency.” Her discussion covered how to use Facebook, Instagram and...
George Wade
George Wade, 72, of Florence, retired professor of psychology and an authority on nutrition and fertility, died Feb. 28. He grew up in central Pennsylvania and for first through fourth grades attended a one-room school that housed eight grades, taught by one teacher. He graduated summa cum laude...
Peter Krotkov
Peter Mason Krotkov, 56, of Sunderland, recently retired senior systems analyst in information technology, died Feb. 27. A graduate of Amherst high school, he majored in Chinese and computer science at UMass Amherst. He joined the university staff in 1995, retiring in December as a senior systems...
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Clinical nutritionist Molly E. Barnes and physician assistant Marissa L. Gray have joined the staff at University Health Services. Barnes has more than a decade of experience as a nutritionist, clinical dietitian and diabetes educator in settings including acute care hospitals, a university...
Sharmin Hossain
Sharmin Hossain, a nutrition Ph.D. candidate, has accepted a 10-month paid internship with the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore. This internship at the National Institute of Aging includes rigorous research and extensive data analysis. Hossain will will be working at Johns Hopkins...
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Timothy J. Anderson, dean of the College of Engineering, has appointed James Rinderle and Russell Tessier as new, part-time associate deans. Rinderle, mechanical and industrial engineering, will direct efforts toward advancing undergraduate programs and studies, including the development of...
Alexander Suvorov
Alexander Suvorov, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, is leading an international team in a yearlong project to increase Russia’s awareness of new toxicology testing techniques that eliminate the use of laboratory animals. The work is funded by a $92,610 grant from the U.S...
Michael Swain
Michael Swain, supervisor of fire prevention services, has been honored with the Glenn Gaines Excellence in Fire Prevention award. The national award was presented Feb. 27 at the Campus Fire Safety/Fire Code Academy Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The award recognizes effective fire safety...
Donald Robinson
Donald Robinson, executive director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), has completed requirements for certification as an Associate in Risk Management-ERM. The ERM designation applies to enterprise- or institution-wide risk management. “To my knowledge I am the first person...
Arnold Friedmann
Arnold Friedmann, 91, of Amherst, professor emeritus of design and creator of the UMass Amherst interior design program, died Feb. 17. He was born May 12, 1925 in Nuremberg, Germany. After Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Crystal) his family fled Germany for British Palestine, where he...

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