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Brian Levine
College of Information and Computer Sciences professor Brian Levine is being recognized as a UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. Levine, an expert in network security, sees the difficult tensions between protecting an individual’s online data, the use of it by private enterprise, and the need...
The Board of Trustees voted June 15 to award tenure to 25 faculty members and approved the appointments with tenure of six others. The newly tenured faculty members are: Bethany Bradley, environmental conservation; Lisa Chiodo, nursing; Gonen Dori-Hacohen, communication; Maya Eddon, philosophy;...
Madeleine Charney
Madeleine Charney, sustainability studies librarian, was the keynote speaker at an international conference this month in Hong Kong co-sponsored by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. The conference, “Academic...
Leila Kawar
Leila Kawar, political science and legal studies, has been awarded the Herbert Jacob Book Prize by the Law and Society Association (LSA). “Contesting Immigration Policy in Court: Legal Activism and its Radiating Effects in the United States and France,” was chosen co-winner from a...
Ann Grose
Ann Huntington Grose, 89, a retired nurse practitioner with health services, of Amherst, died June 8. Born Sept. 11, 1926, she grew up in Southport, Conn., she attended nursing school at the University of Connecticut and worked at Yale New Haven Hospital. She became a nurse at the University of...
IT field trip
The IT Staff Leadership Group recently hosted 29 Amherst Regional High School freshman and sophomore students for a technology field trip on the UMass Amherst campus. The goal was to give students experience on campus, highlight technology use and share related learning and employment opportunities...
Amand Hickey
Kinesiology doctoral student Amanda Hickey is the lead author on two recent publications examining the utility and validity of physical activity monitors. Hickey, with faculty mentor Patty Freedson, reviews the existing literature on the usefulness of consumer activity trackers in the current issue...
Marilyn Damon
Marilyn “Mac” Hadley Damon, 92, of Laconia, N.H., a former mathematics instructor, died May 31. Born April 18, 1924 in Fall River, she graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School in 1941. Her college years coincided exactly with U.S. involvement in World War II when she attended then-...
Alice Fiddian-Green
The Graduate School recently awarded doctoral candidate Alice Fiddian-Green the Joseph L. Boscov Fellowship for the upcoming academic year. The $6,100 fellowship is awarded annually to a female graduate student with financial need “whose studies will equip her for increased service to the...
Hava Siegelmann
Hava Siegelmann, College of Information and Computer Sciences and director of the Biologically Inspired Neural and Dynamical Systems (BINDS) laboratory, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) Hebb Award in recognition of her outstanding...

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