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Marina Qutab
Junior Marina Qutab took second place in Turning Green’s Project Green Challenger, a national competition that asked college and high school students to make their lives more sustainable through a month-long series of daily green challenges. For the final competition held Nov. 20-22 in San...
Daniela Calzetti
Daniela Calzetti, astronomy, was recently awarded the 2016 Tage Erlander Visiting Professorship by the Swedish Research Council. It is awarded annually to an internationally prominent researcher in natural and engineering sciences. As part of the honor, Calzetti will spend six months in spring and...
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Laura Lovett, history, is featured as an historical expert in a documentary film series that helps reframe the way we look at early childhood, “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation.” This series is airing nationally on Public Broadcasting television...
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Graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology won several scholarships and awards at the recent New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) annual meeting in October in Providence. Cory Greever, a doctoral candidate, was the winning presenter in the “ACSM...
Scott Auerbach
Scott Auerbach, chemistry and director of the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCONS), recently attended the 13th annual “NAKFI” conference, which brings together interdisciplinary teams of scholars across STEM fields, and challenges them to brainstorm on the solution of societal...
Lisa Wexler
Lisa Wexler, community health education, recently coordinated and facilitated a retreat in Portland, Ore., to train participants in culturally responsive public health interventions for suicide prevention in American Indian/Alaska Native communities of Alaska. “The 45 participants...
Christian Appy
Christian Appy, history, a foremost authority on the effects of the Vietnam War on American culture and identity, is being recognized as a UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. Appy was cited for his three ground-breaking books on the Vietnam War, his award-winning teaching, and for his contributions...
Dana Snyder
Dana Paul Eugene Snyder, 93, of Amherst, professor emeritus of zoology, died Nov. 18. Born in 1922 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he was raised in Modesto, Ill., earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and went on to earn his doctorate in zoology from the University of Michigan...
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The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship at the Isenberg School of Management has named four faculty members to receive Coleman Fellowship grants for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellows are Scott M. Auerbach, chemistry, Craig R. Nicolson, sustainability science, B.J. Roche, journalism, and Elizabeth M. Schmidt, public policy.

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Edie Meidav
Edie Meidav, English, is one of four judges for the 2016 PEN/Robert Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.  Meidav, who teaches in the MFA program, is the author of three award-winning novels, most recently “Lola, California,” as well as the story and nonfiction collection “...

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