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Giang Pham, assistant professor in the department of communication disorders, recently traveled to Vietnam to formalize international collaborations between the department and its peer institutions abroad. One promising result: The Hanoi National University of Education has signed a memorandum of...

Kevin Kelly, director of undergraduate admissions, will be a panelist at a Boston Globe Insiders Event on Tuesday, March 11 called “Getting into (and paying for) college.”

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Monica Au-Yeung, a teaching fellow in the College of Education’s National Science Foundation’s Noyce Foundation project, has been named a 2014 Fellow of the Dow-National Science Teachers Association’s New Science Teacher Academy, a yearlong program focused on encouraging and supporting early-career science educators.

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Ida K. (Blodgett) Allis, 97, a retired food services employee, died Feb. 27. Born in Holland, Mass., she attended Hitchcock Free Academy in Brimfield and High School of Commerce in Worcester. She leaves a son, Charles H. Allis Jr. of Conway, a daughter, Linda M. Dufresne of Sunderland, and a...
Dennis Hanno, former associate professor of accounting and associate dean for undergraduate matters in the Isenberg School of Management, has been named president of Wheaton College in Norton. Currently provost and senior vice president at Babson College in Wellesley, he will take office as...
Barbara Jean (Hunt) Frost, 79, of Pelham, a retired electronic data processing operator I in the Registrar’s Office, died Feb. 20 at home. Born in Ware, she spent her early years growing up in the town of Enfield, and moved to Pelham in 1938, when the state flooded the Swift River Valley to...
Lisa Wexler, associate professor of community health education, attended a two-day suicide prevention summit held Jan. 9-11 in Anchorage, Alaska. Hosted by the Alaska Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, along with the Division of Behavioral Health, Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, Alaska...
Lewis Yablonsky, 89, a former associate professor of sociology who later gained national prominence as sociologist, criminologist and author, died Jan. 29 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. Yablonsky taught sociology from 1958-61 before accepting a position at the University of California, Los...
Horace Jackson “Jack” Littlefield, Jr., 86, of Belchertown, retired director of facilities planning, died Feb. 2. He worked at General Electric for 16 years before joining the university staff in 1964. After retiring in 1990, he took a position with the UMass Building Authority, where...
Shelly Peyton, assistant professor of chemical engineering, gave the keynote address during the 7th Northeast Alliance Science Day on Feb. 13 at the  Universidad de Puerto Rico Mayagüez. Organized by Sandra Petersen, executive director of the STEM Diversity Institute and professor of...

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