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Krista Harper, associate professor of anthropology and public policy, gave the invited keynote address at “Beyond the Lens,” the 2014 Futures of Visual Anthropology conference held April 3-4 at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her talk, titled “Studying and Transforming Urban...
Ira Bryck, director of the Family Business Center in Continuing and Professional Education, is the host of a new weekly radio show, “Taking Care of Business,” on WHMP in Northampton. On the program, which debuted April 5, Bryck interviews business owners and expert advisors about the...
Peter H. DeBruyn, 78, of Southampton, and North Fort Myers, Fla., a retired plumber and steamfitter at Physical Plant, died April 10 at Baystate Medical Center after a long illness. Born and raised in Quincy, he was a Navy veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Antietam in 1955, then worked at the Naval...
New England Public Radio's Susan Kaplan earned a first-place Associated Press award (Division B) for her story “A Moment With World War II POWs,” which aired last Veterans Day. Kaplan said listening to former prisoners of war, now in their 80s or 90s, recount days and nights in...
Robert Ward Lentilhon, 89, of Palm Coast, Fla., professor emeritus of accounting, died April 19. Born in East Orange, N.J., he moved to Melrose, Mass., where he graduated high school. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star for action in Germany. He went on to...
Barbara Pearson of the Office of Research Development attended the Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit held April 16-18 in Arlington, Va., where she chaired the posters committee and presented a poster on “Centralized versus De-centralized Frameworks for Broadening the Impact of STEM...
Marjorie Aelion, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. The Gillings School presents the award annually to...
Eleven faculty members have been chosen by the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) as fellows for its 2014-15 seminar on “Value.” The fellows will approach the theme from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the humanities to public health to economics. Each fellow will receive...
Kinesiology professor Barry Braun presented an invited lecture on April 2 at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health and Fitness Summit in Atlanta. Titled “Too much sitting: How does it affect appetite and weight?,” Braun's talk helped attendees better understand the...

Lisa Chasan-Taber, professor of epidemiology, has authored “Writing Dissertation and Grant Proposals: Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics” to be published early next month by Chapman and Hall.

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