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Karen Kalmakis
Karen A. Kalmakis, associate professor of nursing, was recently selected by the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) for induction next month. The new FAANP members will continue the tradition of impacting national and global health through their outstanding...
Lorraine Cordeiro
Among those acknowledged at this month’s Commencement ceremonies were the recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’ highest honor for classroom excellence. The award this year went to Lorraine Cordeiro, nutrition, William Leonard, electrical and computer engineering,...
Amilcar Shabazz
Amilcar Shabazz, professor of Afro-American studies and faculty advisor to the chancellor for diversity and excellence, was a guest on Amherst Media’s “Difficult Dialogues” on May 6, discussing the Black Lives Matter movement and issues surrounding law enforcement, communities of...
Whitmore Administration Building

Nancy L. Cohen, A. Yęmisi Jimoh and Russell Tessier have been appointed Chancellor’s Leadership Fellows, effective next fall. The program seeks to cultivate future campus leaders by offering tenured full professors a half-time, one-year, temporary appointment to an administrative area on campus and by providing shadowing and mentoring from the leaders of the host units.

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Design of Go Fresh Mobile Farmers Market

Joseph Krupczynski, associate professor of architecture, is redesigning a bus donated by the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority to serve the Go Fresh Mobile Farmers Market in Springfield, which brings local, fresh, affordable produce straight from the farm to city residents.

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Sheila C. Bair
Sheila C. Bair, former Dean’s Professor of Financial Regulatory Policy for the Isenberg School of Management and former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, has been named president of Washington College in Chestertown, Md. Bair is the first woman to lead the private,...
Anna Nagurney
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, is co-organizing the 2nd International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters, which will take place June 29 to July 2 in Kalamata, Greece. The conference will focus on the different...
Manisha Sinha

Professor Manisha Sinha of Afro-American studies presented a talk on “Slave Resistance and the Making of American Abolition” on May 5 at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University.

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Sean Edward Hornby-Finch, 20, of Westhampton, a departmental assistant at the Blue Wall, died May 3 of injuries sustained in a car accident. Born in San Francisco, he attended Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School and Northampton High School, where he graduated in 2013. He he was attending...
Anthony S. Bechta, 79, of South Deerfield, a retired offset duplicating machine operator in Print Services, died April 23 in the Center for Extended Care, Amherst. He began working on campus in 1970 and retired in 1998, but returned on a post-retirement appointment in 2000-01. Memorial...

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