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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced the selection of the 2016-17 Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) Ambassadors: The 12 TIDE Ambassadors are: Cara Takakjian, languages, literatures, and cultures, College of Humanities and...
Warren Cook
Warren Francis “Larry” Cook, 91 of Hadley, a retired electronics technician and technical specialist in the College of Engineering, died April 18. Born Dec. 23, 1924, in Hadley, he graduated from Hopkins Academy, served in the Navy during World War II and attended American...
William N. Rice, 102, of Holyoke, professor emeritus of plant pathology and entomology, died April 10. Born with a twin brother on Aug. 13, 1913, in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned his doctorate in plant pathology and entomology at Iowa State University. He and his wife joined the American Baptist...
Robert P. Mortlock
Robert Paul Mortlock, 84 of Brentwood, Tenn., retired head of the department of microbiology, died April 9. Born May 12, 1931, in Bronxville, N.Y., he received his bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his doctorate in bacteriology from the University of Illinois, Urbana...
Linda Tropp
Linda Tropp, psychological and brain sciences, spoke as part of a congressional briefing on the psychology of prejudice and discrimination in the context of immigration, held March 17 in Washington, D.C. She was part of a panel of invited expert psychologists who discussed the psychological...
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Hannah Baalbaki and Jessica Bowe have been named as undergraduate program coordinators at the Boltwood Project, a campus-based service-learning program that engages students with community organizations that work with people who have various types of disabilities. Boltwood students provide more...
Emiliano Ricciardi
Emiliano Ricciardi, music history, is working with colleagues at the University of Southampton, U.K., on a major digital work, the “Tasso in Music Project.” The collaboration is possible now that UMass Amherst has joined the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a higher education and...
Lisa Masteralexis

Lisa Masteralexis, sport management and associate dean of the Isenberg School of Management, has received the Academic Achievement in Sport and Entertainment Award, which is given to a scholar whose research and/or teaching has made a significant impact in the fields of sport, entertainment or venue management. The award is presented by the University of South Carolina department of sport and entertainment management.

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R. Thomas Zoeller
R. Thomas Zoeller, biology, has won the Endocrine Society’s Laureate Award for Outstanding Public Service Award, with three others, for “public service to the field of endocrinology” and for “their citizenship, outreach and scientific leadership in the area of endocrine-...
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Eight of the campus’s most promising undergraduates have received the spring 2016 UMass Amherst Rising Researcher award in recognition of their achievements in research, scholarship and creative activity. They are Stephanie Chan, Gabriela Calinao Correa, Gregory Forbes, Haydee Jacobs, Samuel...

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