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Jay Monahan
Jay Monahan, a 1996 master’s degree graduate of the McCormack Department of Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management, has been named the next commissioner of the PGA Tour, effective Jan. 1. Monahan currently serves as the PGA Tour’s deputy commissioner and chief operating...
Kalpen Trivedi

Kalpen Trivedi, director of Education Abroad, has been named by Provost Katherine Newman to serve as the new executive director of the International Programs Office, effective Jan. 1.

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Gordon King
Gordon S. King, 98, of Livingston, N.Y., former head of the arboriculture and park management program at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, died Oct. 17. Born Sept. 11, 1918 in Glen Ridge, N.J., he attended the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University, where he earned a...
Marshall C. Howard, 97, of Sarasota, Fla., professor emeritus of economics, died Oct. 20. Born Oct. 10, 1919 in Princeton, N.J., he graduated from Princeton University in 1941. In January 1942, shortly after Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and worked on the application of radar to...
Baoshan Xing
Stockbridge School of Agriculture professor Baoshan Xing is being recognized as a UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. When asked to describe his work in a nutshell, Xing sums it up succinctly: clean soil for safe food. An expert in analyzing the chemical behaviors of soil and soil contaminants, Xing...
Gisele Litalien
Gisele Litalien, an administrator with 20 years of experience leading, developing and supporting nonprofit organizations that work with youth and families, has been named associate director of the Center for Research on Families (CRF). She will oversee CRF’s daily operations, working closely...
Sen. Edward Markey and Susan K. Whitbourne
Susan K. Whitbourne, professor of psychological and brain sciences and director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement, spoke at an Oct. 28 reception hosted by the Massachusetts Chapter of the Fulbright Association in honor of the Fulbright program’s 70th anniversary. Whitbourne...
Eric Bittman
Neurobiologist Eric Bittman, biology, has received a two-year, $420,000 exploratory grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study how the master clock in the brain talks to other neurons and how it controls a variety of organs including the heart, lung and liver....
Anatoli “Tony” Kudrikow, 79, of Sunderland, died Oct. 29. Born Feb. 26, 1937 in Kralievo, Yugoslavia, he attended Amherst High School and served in the Army. He joined UMass Amherst as a technical specialist in geosciences in 1961 and retired from that position in 1996. He is...
Charlotte LaPlante
Junior Charlotte LaPlante and alumna Meghan Bernier were two of the dozens of volunteer emergency medical technicians to provide emergency care during the Head of the Charles Regatta held Oct. 22-23 in Boston.  The two-day rowing competition attracts more than 11,000 athletes and tens of...

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