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Sona (Kim) Dolan, 60, of Belchertown, a senior research fellow in civil and environmental engineering, died Feb. 16 at home. Born in Pusan, South Korea, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Pusan National Fisheries University, and her doctoral degree from Clark...
Fourteen individuals, including the members have three teaching teams, have been chosen by UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning as recipients of CESL Faculty Fellowships. According to Carol Soules, associate director of CESL, the group represents 10 departments developing nine civic...
Professor of horn Laura Klock will mark her final year on the music and dance faculty with a recital on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall. Since 1974, when she was 22, Klock has been teaching, performing and dedicating herself to her students and the department. “My timing...
Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy was named to the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) at its annual meeting on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C. “For nearly a century, AAC&U has been a forceful voice for liberal education and now also for...
Franklin W. Houn, 93, professor emeritus of political science, died Feb. 3 in Silver Spring, Md. Born in Hequ, China, he received his bachelor’s degree in 1946 from National Zhengzhi University in Nanjing. From 1946-47, he was associate editor of the National Government Gazette. From 1947-48...
Barbara Krauthamer
“Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery,” by associate professor of history Barbara Krauthamer and photographic historian Deborah Willis, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for outstanding work of non-fiction in the literature category. The awards...
Barbara J. Wood, 85, of Greenfield, a retired dietary worker in the dining commons, died Feb. 1 in Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, after a brief illness. Born in Newport, R.I., she was educated in Greenfield schools and graduated from Greenfield High School. She married Bruce Wood in...
Harold Grotevant, Rudd Family Foundation Chair in the psychology department, has been appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick to a state task force on adoption. The task force was created by legislation passed during the 2013 session “to study ways to reduce the costs and delays of the adoption...
By tradition, the senior officer at the UMass Police Department wears Badge 1 and the custom continued Feb. 3 as recently retired Officer Chris Laflamme passed the shield to Officer Ray Babb during ceremonies at the police station. With about 35 uniformed and civilian staff on hand, Chief John...
Associate professor Aviva Ben-Ur of Judaic and Near Eastern studies has been awarded a Duke University Jewish Studies Library Fellowship. Ben-Ur will undertake research in Duke’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library to further her current book project, “Jewish Autonomy...

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