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Bernard Miller
Bernard Miller, 86, of Amherst, professor emeritus of chemistry, died Feb. 10. Born Sept. 1, 1930, he graduated from the Bronx (N.Y.) High School of Science and City College of New York and received his doctorate in chemistry from Columbia University in 1955. After a decade as a researcher with...
Thomas Lindeman
Thomas Henry Lindeman, 84, of Amherst, minister, former staff member of the United Christian Foundation on campus, and the only person ever named an honorary member of the Faculty Senate, died Feb. 11. Born in Duluth, Minn., he graduated from the University of Montana in 1954. He attended seminary...
Ezra Markowitz
Ezra Markowitz, assistant professor of environmental decision-making in the department of environmental conservation, has been selected to receive the 2017 Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation...
J. Joshua Yang
The future of computing is anything but conventional, says UMass Amherst electrical and computer engineering professorJ.  Joshua Yang. An expert in nanoelectronics and nanoionics (small scale systems that run on ions to improve functionalities and efficiencies of electronic devices), Yang and...
Alice Fleming
Alice Kathryn Read Fleming, 84, of Sunderland, a retired sales clerk in the University Bookstore and Annex, died Feb. 16. Born on Dec. 6, 1932, in Fairfield, Conn., she graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1951. She joined UMass Amherst in 1968, working in the bookstore and annex until...
James Douglas
James Douglas, 83, of Leverett, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, died Feb 15. Born in Aurora, Ill., on July 27, 1933, he received a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and in 1960 earned his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. He did post...
Robert A. Rothstein
Robert A. Rothstein, Amesbury Professor of Polish Language, Literature and Culture and director of the program in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies, has a new book, “More Words to the Wise,” a second collection of the columns he has been writing since 2004 for the Boston-based...
Nancy S. Craig
Nancy S. (DerGiragossian) Craig, 80, of Northampton, a retired typist in alumni relations and environmental health and safety, died Feb. 6. Born Jan. 27, 1937, in Northampton, she was a 1954 graduate of Northampton High School and also attended Northampton School for Girls, Holyoke Junior College...
Bruce Brooks
Warring States Project principals Bruce and Taeko Brooks gave papers at a meeting of the Midwest Branch of the American Oriental Society held Feb. 10-12 at St. Mary's College at the University of Notre Dame. He spoke on the problem of dating the early Chinese philosophers, while Taeko’s...
Mark Protti of the Institute of Training and Development and professor Timothy Randhir
Professor Timothy Randhir of the department of environmental conservation led a delegation of professionals from western Massachusetts to study environmental sustainability efforts in the Grijalva-Usumacinta (GU) watershed of southern Mexico from Jan. 15-25. The large watershed covers parts of the...

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