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Chief, new officers and sergeants
Two new officers were officially welcomed into the ranks of the UMass Police Department, and two recently promoted sergeants were recognized during a July 6 swearing-in and pinning ceremony. Chief Tyrone Parham administered the oath to officers Francis Henderson and Anthony Salvucci. Henderson,...
Keith Paul
Continuing & Professional Education recently appointed Keith Paul as director of marketing and recruitment, where he will oversee strategic marketing and recruitment efforts for CPE, strengthening UMass Amherst’s position in part-time and online education while helping advance new program...
Lu Butler
Lucinda (Lu) Butler retired July 7 after 26 years of service as an academic advisor in Continuing & Professional Education (CPE). Some 50 friends and colleagues attended a reception for Butler in the Campus Center’s Amherst Room, offering congratulations and farewells. Several people...
Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar
Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, assistant professor of nursing, recently received word that her paper titled, “Dietary B Vitamins and Serum C-Reactive Protein in Persons With Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection: The Positive Living with HIV (POLH) Study” has been featured in the recent...
Lisa Wexler
Lisa Wexler, associate professor of health policy and promotion in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and a veteran researcher in Alaska Native youth suicide prevention, is leading part of a new five-year, $4.25 million grant from NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health to...
Ruojie “Vanessa” Zhang, left, and Zipei “Zach” Zhang
Two doctoral students of food science professor David Julian McClements who recently received top awards from the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) at its annual meeting have gone on to win more recognition for their research excellence.  McClements reports that Ruojie “Vanessa...
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The Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting awarded tenure to 25 faculty members and appointed eight new professors with tenure.   Faculty awarded tenure were: Ajla Aksamija, architecture; Refik I. Baykur, mathematics and statistics; Yuriy Brun, computer science; Isla Castaneda, geosciences...
Alice Harris
A three-year, $231,649 research grant from the National Science Foundation will support a study by linguistics professor Alice Harris to analyze the processing and production differences among clitics, in different positions, and to test whether differences are the same cross-linguistically....
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The College of Education’s Center for Youth Engagement (CYE) will host the fifth annual International Conference and Symposium on Inclusive Education from July 13-15 at the college. The event will bring together researchers from Germany, Turkey, the United States and other nations to share...
Shelly Peyton
Shelly Peyton, associate professor of chemical engineering, has been named to the Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Peyton is the Barry and Afsaneh Siadat Career Development Faculty Fellow...

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