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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has named 12 winners of the 2018-19 Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) Faculty Fellowship award. Throughout the program year, participants will explore how they can enhance students’ learning and...
Enku Gelaye
Enku Gelaye, vice chancellor for student affairs and campus life, was among 16 honored as Black Women of Excellence at the Urban League of Springfield’s 105th Annual Dinner March 27. Gelaye, who has held the post of vice chancellor since 2014, oversees staff and programs that promote the...
Gilles Vonsattel
Gilles Vonsattel, associate professor of piano, performed Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2: “The Age of Anxiety” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Kent Nagano in concerts March 29-31. The performances were in celebration of the composer’s 100th birthday...
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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced the selection of the 2018-19 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence. The eight fellows are: Melissa Baker, hospitality and tourism management Dania Francis, economics and Afro-American studies Jonathan...
Yvette Alice Mushenski of Northampton, a retired support services worker in Information Technology, died March 23. Born June 24, 1948 in Northampton, she was the secretary at Hooker Elementary School in Hadley for many years. She joined UMass Amherst in 1980 as a clerk in the controller...
Leslie Allen
Leslie Lawrence Allen, 77, of Leverett, a retired catering worker, died March 22. Born in Northampton on Oct. 13, 1940, he grew up in Amherst, graduating from Amherst schools. He had a lifelong career in food service, working at Amherst College and Westfield State before joining UMass Amherst...
Carol Stasz
Carol (Baldyga) Stasz, 91, of Southampton, a retired clerical worker in several departments, died March 22. Born May 29, 1926 in Easthampton, she received her associate degree in computer science from Fisher Junior College in 1985. She worked for Hampshire County Extension from 1981-88. She...
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Alice Y. Cheung, biochemistry and molecular biology; Susan E. Hankinson, biostatistics and epidemiology; and Max Page, architecture, are the recipients of the 2018-19 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards. Conti Fellowships provide faculty members with a unique opportunity to focus on their...
Arin Dube
Working at McDonalds in high school for minimum wage, Arin Dube knew he had a path forward to college and a professional career. That wasn’t the case for most of his co-workers. “There’s a mistaken notion in the United States that we have a lot of mobility—that increased...
Sen Elizabeth Warren with graduate students Evan Kuras, Christina Chisholm, Avelino Amado and Archit Rastogi
Four graduate students learned about Congress, the federal budget process and effective science communication during the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop hosted March 18-20 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington D.C. Evan Kuras, a...

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