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Louis Graham, assistant professor of community health education, spoke to the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Public Health Newswire on the topic of suicide prevention as part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Prevention...
The Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences of the Université​ catholique de Louvain in Belgium on May 27 conferred the title of doctor honoris causa on Thomas Russell, the Silvio O. Conte Distinguished Professor in the department of polymer science and engineering. The honor pays...
Judy Young, 61, of Amherst, former professor of astronomy and the builder of the UMass Sunwheel, died May 23 after a long illness. While Young was recognized nationally for her research on star formation, locally she was known as the creator of the Sunwheel, a stone circle whose 8-10-foot standing...

Susan Shapiro, associate professor in the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, has been appointed a senior fellow at the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Faculty and students from the College of Education’s language, literacy and culture (LLC) concentration have been selected to present their research at the International Society for Language Study Conference in Akita, Japan, June 13-15. The conference theme is “A Critical Examination of...
Louis Graham, assistant professor of community health education in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been accepted into the Visiting Professor program for the summer at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California, San Francisco. The CAPS...
Wajid Choudhry, director of client services at Middle Tennessee State University, has been appointed as the new director of IT User Services in the Office of Information Technologies. At Middle Tennessee State, Choudhry is responsible for the day-to-day operations of IT services on a campus of 24,...
Theodore Spaulding Bacon, Jr., 95, of Peterborough, N.H., professor emeritus of landscape architecture and regional planning, died May 16 from a stroke he suffered May 11. Born in Springfield, he was a graduate of Deerfield Academy, Amherst College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and the...
George J. Armelagos, 77, of Atlanta, former professor of anthropology, died May 15 a week after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Born in Detroit, he received a B.A. with honors from the University of Michigan in 1958 and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Colorado in 1968. He...
Jaime Seguin, deputy athletic director/senior woman administrator in athletics, has been named deputy athletics director at Boston College. In her new role, she will oversee internal operations and administration at BC. “Jaime is a rising star in collegiate athletics and we are very...

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