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Neal G. Anderson
Neal G. Anderson, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named Terrence Murray Commonwealth Honors College Professor. Anderson joins Dean Robinson, associate professor of political science, who is currently serving as a Murray Professor to the Honors College. In his role,...
Sean Glennon
Sean Glennon, senior director of marketing strategy and creative development, has been named interim executive director of marketing and new business development in University Relations. He succeeds John Bidwell, who has left the university. A national search for a permanent executive director...
Martha Baker
Martha Baker, associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Natural Sciences, is an inaugural recipient a ToGetHerThere award from the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. Baker, who was named in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) category, and...
Men's lacrosse team
Men’s lacrosse head coach Greg Cannella has announced the addition of Jeremy Phelps to the 2017-18 coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Phelps, a graduate of Winthrop University, brings a vast knowledge of the game to western Massachusetts, which includes his most recent position as the...
Bruce Mougin, 68, of Cummington, a retired programmer and systems analyst, died Sept. 15. Born in Springfield, Oct. 12, 1948, he earned an associate degree from Springfield Technical Community and a bachelor’s in business at Nathaniel Hawthorne College in New Hampshire. He was a Navy...
Fredric T. Cohen
The department of music and dance will celebrate oboe professor Fredric T. Cohen’s 30 years in the music program with a special free concert program on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall. The concert will feature Cohen performing on both oboe and oboe d’amore...
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The Chancellor’s Office has awarded 11 faculty members a Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF) for the 2017-18 school year. The year-long interdisciplinary fellowship provides 10 fellowships of $1,000 each (one is shared this year) to faculty developing or augmenting courses with...
Jonathan Skolnik
Jonathan Skolnik, associate professor of German and a core faculty member in film studies, presented a lecture titled “‘Two pages must have got hanged together…’: German Exiles, Hollywood, and Race in America” on Sept. 8 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. His...
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Walter B. Denny, Distinguished Professor in the history of art and architecture, is one of the organizers of an exhibition of woven bags from the Middle East and the Caucasus opening Sept. 25 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. “Portable Storage: Tribal Weavings from the...
Raymond Mongeau
Raymond Roger Mongeau, 86, of Ware, a retired Physical Plant carpenter, died Sept. 13. Born in Ware Nov. 28, 1930, he enlisted in the Navy in 1948 and served with the rank of BSM 3rd Class, on an amphibious landing craft. After serving, he returned to school, graduated from Palmer High School and...

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