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Robert S. Feldman
Deputy Chancellor Robert S. Feldman has announced he will retire at the end of this academic year after 38 years with the University. A reception in his honor will be held April 1 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center. In an email to the campus community, Chancellor Kumble...
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Christine McCormick, dean of the College of Education since 2005, is stepping down and the process to name an interim dean is beginning, Provost Katherine S. Newman announced Jan. 28. Associate deans Joseph Berger and Linda Griffin have also tendered their resignations, she said. McCormick, Berger...
Melissa Mueller
“Objects as Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy,” a new book by classics scholar Melissa Mueller, will be published Monday, Feb. 1 by the University of Chicago Press. The book charts a new approach to Greek tragedy based on the fact that, as plays, the works...
Public Engagement Project
Seven  faculty members from across five colleges and schools have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project (PEP).  They will draw on their substantial research record to impact policy, the work of practitioners and public debates. The fellows, who will...
Anthropologists in Barcelona
Two anthropology faculty and four graduate students took part in an international workshop on “Social Justice and Changing Forms of Value” at the University of Barcelona from Jan. 13-15. The international workshop was part of the European Field Studies program’s three-year...
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Two doctoral students in the language, literacy and culture concentration within the department of teacher education and curriculum studies at the College of Education have had their research published. Keiko Konoeda has a chapter in the publication “Multiliteracies in World Language...
Charles Bestor
Composer and educator Charles Bestor, 91, of Amherst, professor emeritus and former head of the department of music and dance, died Jan. 16 at home. Born in 1924 in New York City, he spent his childhood there and at the Chautauqua Institution, where his father, Arthur, was president. He studied...
Joe Connolly
Head football coach Mark Whipple has announced the addition of Joe Connolly as the Minutemen’s director of sports performance/head football strength and conditioning coach. A native of Barnstable, Connolly joins the athletics department after seven seasons working with the football program...
Stephenie A. Mascitis, 94, of Gilbertville, a retired bookkeeper in auxiliary enterprises, died Jan. 16. Born in Gilbertville in 1921, she was a graduate of Hardwick High School. She retired from the university in 1988 after 11 years of service. Predeceased by her husband John, she is survived by...
Judith Ann Moore
Judith Ann (Ingham) Moore, 77, of Greenfield, a retired clerk in the engineering minority program, died Jan. 7. Born in Worcester in 1938, she grew up in Greenfield, where her parents operated Ingham's Jewelers. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School and received an associate degree in...

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