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Stephan Clingman
Stephen Clingman, Distinguished Professor of English and director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, presented a keynote address at Oxford University on Nov. 7. The address, titled “Before Human Rights: The Question of Fiction,” was given at a symposium on "Dignity and...
John Bryan, vice provost for academic personnel
Six campus staff members took part in a conference on “Eliminating Opportunity Gaps: Promising Data-Driven Diversity and Inclusion Practices in Higher Education” held Nov. 13 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Organized by the New England Higher Education Recruitment...
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Seven faculty and staff members of the Family Forest Research Center (FFRC) on campus recently won the 2015 Family Forests Education Award from the National Woodland Owners Association and the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs, for their comprehensive family forest...
McCarthy Maroney
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently awarded the distinction of Fellow to John J. McCarthy, senior vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School, and Michael J. Maroney, professor of chemistry, “for their efforts toward advancing science...
Gerald O'Neil
Gerald T. O’Neil, 81, of Amherst, a former director of public safety, died Nov. 20. Born in 1934 in the house he lived in throughout his adult life, he was a graduate of Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Following two years in the Army, he became a police officer on campus in 1958, was...
Maura Brown
Maura Lynn Brown, 46, of Ware, manager of the Morrill greenhouses, died Nov. 20. Born in 1969 in Hampden, she received her bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. For just over a year she had been manager of the Morrill greenhouses, a complex of more than...
Maziya Nosipho
Nozipho Maziya, a doctoral student in public health with a concentration in nutrition, was recently awarded $20,000 through an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). AAUW International Fellowships are awarded to international students pursuing graduate...
Justin Ononibaku
Justin Chukwudi Ononibaku, 59, of Houston, Texas, a former campus security officer and dining hall supervisor, died Nov. 13. Born in Nigeria, he moved to the United States in 1986. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UMass Amherst and later worked at the university for 12...
Marina Qutab
Junior Marina Qutab took second place in Turning Green’s Project Green Challenger, a national competition that asked college and high school students to make their lives more sustainable through a month-long series of daily green challenges. For the final competition held Nov. 20-22 in San...
Daniela Calzetti
Daniela Calzetti, astronomy, was recently awarded the 2016 Tage Erlander Visiting Professorship by the Swedish Research Council. It is awarded annually to an internationally prominent researcher in natural and engineering sciences. As part of the honor, Calzetti will spend six months in spring and...

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