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Jack Ahern
Jack Ahern, vice provost for international programs and professor of landscape architecture, has been appointed as an education member to the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board, the U.S. national board for setting accreditation policy, standards and for deciding new and renewal...
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The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) has announced the selection of the 2016-17 ISSR Scholars, who represent six departments across the College of Education, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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Peter W. Sienkiewicz
Peter W. Sienkiewicz, 77, of Northampton, a retired University police officer, died Feb. 6. Born in 1938 in New York City, he was a 1957 graduate of the former St. Michael's High School. He served in the Navy as a military police officer. He became a campus police officer in 1964 and retired...
Lila M. Gierasch
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) announced on March 3 that Lila M. Gierasch, Distinguished Professor in biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry, has been named editor in chief of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), the society’s flagship...
Markos Katsoulakis
In a recent issue of Nature Chemistry, mathematics professor Markos Katsoulakis and colleagues at the University of Delaware introduced an improved approach to dealing with uncertainty in complex mathematical models that are used to predict the behavior of chemical reaction networks. Their...
Shayl Griffith
With the help of a fellowship from the Center for Research on Families (CRF), psychology doctoral student Shayl Griffith is analyzing the use of smart devices in the home, much the way researchers studied the use of television five decades ago. For her dissertation and $10,000 CRF Family Research...
Aline Gubrium
Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, is first author on a new article titled “Bodies as evidence: Mapping new terrain for teen pregnancy and parenting” appearing in the February issue of Global Public Health. The result of Gubrium’s Ford Foundation-...
Gabriela Weaver
Gabriela Weaver, vice provost for faculty development, director of the UMass Amherst Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development and professor in the department of chemistry, has been appointed to a 14-member committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and...
Vincent Rotello
Distinguished Professor Vincent Rotello, chemistry, is one of two outstanding Cottrell Scholars recently named as 2016 recipients of the Resource Corporation for Science Advancement’s (RCSA) TREE Award for Transformational Research and Excellence in Education. It is intended to recognize and...
Morton Sternheim
Morton M. Sternheim, professor emeritus of physics, has received the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Award for Distinguished Service to Science Education. Sternheim is currently director of the UMass STEM Education Institute and of the Pioneer Valley STEM Pipeline Network. He will be...

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