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Former UMass Police sergeant Joseph Rebello, 55, of Kingston, was killed in a June 29 accident when his motorcycle was struck by an oncoming car in Woodbury, Vt. Born in Worcester, he grew up in Belchertown. He began his career as a community service officer in Amherst and part-time police...
The Board of Trustees on June 18 approved tenure for 42 faculty members from the Amherst campus: Amel Ahmed, political science, R. Craig Albertson, biology, Luiz Amaral, languages, literatures and cultures, Albert Assaf, hospitality and tourism management, Sonya Atalay, anthropology, Hari J....
The University of Catania in Sicily awarded its Medal of the University to Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, on June 13...
Kristi Stefanoni, who led the softball team since the death of longtime coach Elaine Sortino last August, has been named head coach by athletic director John McCutcheon, who announced the appointment on June 28. “We were incredibly fortunate to select Kristi from a very talented pool of...

Alicia Timme-Laragy, assistant professor of environmental health sciences, was recently chosen to participate in the Butler-Williams Scholars Program. The program, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, is targeted for emerging researchers interested in the topic of aging.

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Paul Korpita, Sr., 93, of Sunderland, a retired chemist at the Agricultural Experiment Station, died June 22 at the New England Health Center in Sunderland. Born in Sunderland, he was educated in Sunderland schools and also attended Deerfield High School. He was employed as a chemist Feed, Seed...
Jeremiah M. Allen, Jr., 94, formerly of Amherst, professor emeritus of English and former acting provost and dean of the Humanities and Fine Arts, died May 29 in hospice in Providence. Born in Newton, he graduated in 1938 from Newton High School, where he had been co-captain of the state champion...

Maritime Gloucester this month honored Molly Lutcavage, director of the Large Pelagics Research Center at the Gloucester Marine Station, for her “significant contributions to the study or protection of the seashore populations and the general ecology of Cape Ann and other northern New England waters.”

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Lila Gierasch, Distinguished Professor in biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health’s Council of Councils. The council was established to advise the NIH director on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination...
Sharon F. Rallis, the College of Education’s Dwight W. Allen Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and Reform, was selected to participate in the Building Bridges Initiative organized by the American Evaluation Association’s Evaluation Policy Task Force, in collaboration with the...

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