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Cecelia Lorraine (McLean) Bristol, 88, of Hadley, a longtime clerk in several University departments, died Feb. 5. Born Feb. 26, 1927, in Belchertown, she was a graduate of Belchertown High School, class of 1944. She joined the University staff as a laboratory assistant in 1949 and went on to...
Patrick Drew at the American Astronomical Society Conference with his winning poster.
Astronomy student Patrick Drew won top prize at a recent meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Kissimmee, Fla. for his poster, “Are MWC349 A and B a Physical Binary?” Drew received the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award, which “recognizes exemplary...
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, professor of psychological and brain sciences, has been elected president of the Eastern Psychological Association, the largest regional psychological association in the United States.

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Just one of the surprises for five students who visited Cuba in January for a winter session course on food systems was learning that 80 percent of farm and agricultural work handled by tractors and other motorized equipment in the United States is done by teams of oxen in Cuba. “It was an...
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Theresa Austin, languages, literacy and culture, was recognized at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Heritage Language Special Interest Group in San Diego. For her scholarship and leadership over the past six years, she was awarded a plaque...
Jean L. (Lacroix) Green, 91, of Amherst, a retired 41-year clerk, died Jan. 13. Born in 1924 in Amherst, she graduated from Amherst High School, attended Northampton Commercial College and began working in the president’s office of the then-Massachusetts State College in 1943. She also...
Paul Doherty
Paul Spence Doherty, 81, of Longmeadow, a Trustee of the UMass Amherst Foundation and a former member of the Massachusetts Board of Regents of Higher Education, died Jan. 30. With his wife, Dianne, he was a committed and energetic supporter of civic life in Springfield and western Massachusetts....
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Ten faculty and staff have been selected by UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning as recipients of the 2016 CESL Faculty Fellowships. According to Carol Soules, associate director of CESL, the group represents 10 departments developing new civic engagement or service-learning courses,...
Ellen Noble
Public Health Sciences major Ellen Noble, who recently won the U.S. Cyclocross National Championship, finished sixth in the Cyclocross World Championships in Zolder, Belgium, on Jan. 30. Noble, who is studying public health with the goal of combining her passion for cycling with her interest in...
Laura Valdiviezo
Laura A. Valdiviezo, associate professor of language, literacy and culture in the College of Education, discussed “Rethinking Testing, Teaching and Learning in Education” during a recent interview on New England Public Radio. She urged listeners to evaluate testing not as an...

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