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Katie Dixon-Gordon
Katie Dixon-Gordon, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, has been named a 2015 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science for “outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-Ph.D. whose innovative work has already...
Furcolo Hall
The organizers of the 37th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum of the University of Pennsylvania have selected Theresa Austin, Marie Polizzi and Maria José Botelho of the language, literacy and culture concentration in the College of Education’s department of teacher...
Anna Nagurney
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School and director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, has been elected a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College at Oxford University in England for the 2016 Trinity Term. Visiting fellowships at All...
Ronald Jay Husted, 58, of South Deerfield, a customer service representative in Facilities and Campus Services, died Jan 11. He began his career at UMass Amherst in the Physical Plant in 2002. He leaves his wife Doris; daughter Jenna-Marie Ashley Husted and son Dylan Jay Husted, both of South...
UWiL members with Sen. Rosenberg
Legislative leaders from across the state, including Amherst Democrats Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg and Rep. Ellen Story, welcomed UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) members to the State House on Jan. 12 to help them learn more about public service and leadership in the Commonwealth. Rosenberg, who...
Reiff and Pader
Ellen Pader, associate professor in regional planning, has been named interim director of the office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL), replacing John Reiff, who is joining the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as director of civic learning and engagement. Pader, who...
Gerald Stephen Ondras, 63, of Florence, a retired tradesman in Facilities and Campus Services, died Jan. 5. Born in Northampton, he was a graduate of Northampton High School. He joined Facilities in 1978, working in construction and maintenance until his retirement in 2009. An avid trout...
Donald Catlin
Donald Catlin, 79, of Amherst, professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died Jan. 11. Born in 1936 in Erie, Penn., he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in mathematics, both from Pennsylvania State University, and his doctorate in mathematics...
Alex Phillips
Alex Phillips, Commonwealth Honors College senior lecturer and faculty in residence, has been appointed director of Summer Programs. Phillip’s role is to expand residential academic activity on the campus during the summer months. Activities under his purview include residential summer pre-...
Michael Caudill
Music graduate student Michael Caudill’s jazz composition “Scalene Scene” has been selected for performance by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 360ᵒJazz Ensemble at the Sharp Nine Jazz Club in Durham, N.C., in February.  Answering a call for scores, Caudill...

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