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An exhibition show tracing the expansive formal and conceptual evolution of John Grillo, professor emeritus of art, opens Sept. 10 at the Herter Art Gallery. “John Grillo – Five Decades:  Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, 1945-1995” runs through Oct. 10. An artist’s...
Daniel Gordon, interim dean of Commonwealth Honors College, has appointed Alexandrina Deschamps, a faculty member in women, gender, sexuality studies, associate dean of Commonwealth Honors College for the coming academic year. Deschamps has been director of student recruitment and outreach for CHC...

The Center for Teaching and Faculty Development has awarded 13 Fellowships for Innovative Teaching to instructors for 2014-15. The FIT fellowship draws upon other previous teaching-centered fellowships and will focus on active, collaborative and innovative pedagogies that will empower faculty to take advantage of new classroom spaces in the Integrative Learning Center.

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History professor David Glassberg taught in a faculty training program this summer at Shanghai Normal University that brought historians from a dozen universities from throughout China to learn about teaching public history and starting public history programs.

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Claudia Donald of the Graduate School has been named director of online communications in University Relations, where she will manage campus-wide Web communication strategies aimed at internal and external constituents.

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HOLYOKE – Jerome Weidenfeld, 87, passed away peacefully Aug. 12, 2014 at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home.

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Laura Briggs, chair of the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies program, participated in the International Institute of Social Studies International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Surrogacy in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Donna Johnson, president of the University Staff Association at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been elected chair of the Massachusetts Teachers Association’s Higher Education Leadership Council.

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New England Public Radio has announced that John Voci, until recently interim executive director for programing and content, has been hired to fill that position permanently, and Cheryl Willoughby has been hired as the host of Sunday Classical from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on WFCR.

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The life stories of two members of the department of mathematics and statistics are part of The Historymakers, the nation’s largest African-American video oral history archive, which was recently moved under the auspices of the Library of Congress. Professors emeriti Donald St. Mary and...

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