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Yuriy Brun
Yuriy Brun, assistant professor of computer science, has received a five-year, $550,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his project “Improving Software Quality using Dynamically Inferred Models.” He explains, “Software has...
Raji Balasubramanian
Raji Balasubramanian, associate professor of biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences’ department of biostatistics and epidemiology, recently received a four-year, $1,546,787 grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute...
Irene (Maciorowski) Szych, 82, of Hatfield, a retired dietary worker I at Berkshire Dining Commons died April 3. Born in Hatfield, she graduated from Smith Academy in 1949 and married John “Panther” Szych from Hatfield in 1951. They continued to live in Hatfield all their lives and...
David Mednicoff
David Mednicoff, assistant professor of public policy and director of the Middle Eastern studies program is in Qatar participating in the Doha Youth Forum on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. The event is hosted by the Qatar Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Congress on Crime...
Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Demetria Shabazz
Whitney Battle-Baptiste, associate professor of anthropology, and Demetria Shabazz, assistant professor of communication, have been recognized as Women Who Lead by Example in Massachusetts by UnityFirst.com, a Springfield-based distributor of diversity-related e-news to corporations and diverse...
Jean Swinney
Nursing professor Jean Swinney was recognized March 27 with a citation from the Massachusetts Senate for her “lifelong work toward issues of diversity, equity, access and representation in the nursing profession.” The citation, which was requested by Senate President Stan Rosenberg,...
Sonia Nieto
College of Education professor emerita Sonia Nieto has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education, an honorific society consisting of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. NAEd’s 16 new members...
Stephen Clingman
English professor Stephen Clingman was an invited participant at a March 26 special colloquium honoring Bram Fischer at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Fischer was the lawyer who led the defense of Nelson Mandela and the other accused at the Rivonia Trial in 1964...
Dick Stromgren
Richard “Dick” Leonard Stromgren, 82, of Amherst, alumnus and retired associate professor of communication, March 27 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Born in Flushing, N.Y., he grew up in Southwick and graduated from Westfield High School. He attended the University of Massachusetts,...
Charles E. Lehane, Jr., 67, of Shutesbury, formerly of Amherst, retired operations manager in the Campus Center, died March 26 at his home on Lake Wyola. Born in Northampton, he graduated from Amherst High School. After graduating from Greenfield Community College in 1969, he entered the U.S. Army...

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