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Arnold Silver
Arnold J. Silver, 88, of Pompton Plains, N.J., a retired professor of English, died Nov. 23. Born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., he majored in English literature at New York University and went on to get a doctorate in English literature at Columbia University, specializing in the 19th century....
Robert Creed
Robert Payson Creed, 90, of Shutesbury, professor emeritus of English and noted “Beowulf” scholar, died Nov. 21. Born in 1925 in Philadelphia, he served in the Naval Reserve, where from 1943 to 1946 he studied and then taught air navigation. After the war, he earned a bachelor’s...
Nilanjana Dasgupta

Nilanjana Dasgupta, psychological and brain sciences and director of the College of Natural Sciences’ faculty equity and inclusion initiative, has joined an ongoing small group of thought leaders from across the nation to advise the National Science Foundation on increasing STEM in education and the workforce.

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Pelier
Richard Peltier, environmental health sciences, spent several days traveling throughout South Asia in October in a “multipurpose trip,” coordinating several research projects in the region, making presentations and meeting with officials at several universities. Peltier’s trip...
Stephan Clingman
Stephen Clingman, Distinguished Professor of English and director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, presented a keynote address at Oxford University on Nov. 7. The address, titled “Before Human Rights: The Question of Fiction,” was given at a symposium on "Dignity and...
John Bryan, vice provost for academic personnel
Six campus staff members took part in a conference on “Eliminating Opportunity Gaps: Promising Data-Driven Diversity and Inclusion Practices in Higher Education” held Nov. 13 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Organized by the New England Higher Education Recruitment...
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Seven faculty and staff members of the Family Forest Research Center (FFRC) on campus recently won the 2015 Family Forests Education Award from the National Woodland Owners Association and the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs, for their comprehensive family forest...
McCarthy Maroney
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recently awarded the distinction of Fellow to John J. McCarthy, senior vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School, and Michael J. Maroney, professor of chemistry, “for their efforts toward advancing science...
Gerald O'Neil
Gerald T. O’Neil, 81, of Amherst, a former director of public safety, died Nov. 20. Born in 1934 in the house he lived in throughout his adult life, he was a graduate of Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Following two years in the Army, he became a police officer on campus in 1958, was...
Maura Brown
Maura Lynn Brown, 46, of Ware, manager of the Morrill greenhouses, died Nov. 20. Born in 1969 in Hampden, she received her bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. For just over a year she had been manager of the Morrill greenhouses, a complex of more than...

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