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Kinesiology professor Barry Braun, who directs the Energy Metabolism Laboratory, has been selected to head the department of health and exercise science at Colorado State University. Braun will start his new position on Aug. 15. “Barry Braun is an award-winning teacher, mentor and scholar...
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, professor of psychology and director of the Office of National Scholarship Advisement, has been elected chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section (BSS) of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) for the 2015-16 term. In November, she will begin her duties as...
Olga Gershenson, associate professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, took part in a panel on creative ways of conveying the universal lessons of the Holocaust through the arts on April 28 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. An expert in Holocaust cinema, Gershenson provided an...
John W. Zahradnik, 87, retired professor of mechanical engineering, died March 29 at Lakeside Manor Retirement Home in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. Born in Rural Ridge, Pa., he was a graduate of New Kensington High School. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in...
Allan R. “Big Al” McKinnon, 85, of Amherst, a retired staff member in Athletics and Campus Recreation and alumnus, died April 22. Born in Holyoke, he graduated from the university in 1952 and was a lifetime member of the Alumni Association. He was a Registered Professional Engineer,...
Krista Harper, associate professor of anthropology and public policy, gave the invited keynote address at “Beyond the Lens,” the 2014 Futures of Visual Anthropology conference held April 3-4 at Temple University in Philadelphia. Her talk, titled “Studying and Transforming Urban...
Ira Bryck, director of the Family Business Center in Continuing and Professional Education, is the host of a new weekly radio show, “Taking Care of Business,” on WHMP in Northampton. On the program, which debuted April 5, Bryck interviews business owners and expert advisors about the...
Peter H. DeBruyn, 78, of Southampton, and North Fort Myers, Fla., a retired plumber and steamfitter at Physical Plant, died April 10 at Baystate Medical Center after a long illness. Born and raised in Quincy, he was a Navy veteran, serving on the U.S.S. Antietam in 1955, then worked at the Naval...
New England Public Radio's Susan Kaplan earned a first-place Associated Press award (Division B) for her story “A Moment With World War II POWs,” which aired last Veterans Day. Kaplan said listening to former prisoners of war, now in their 80s or 90s, recount days and nights in...
Robert Ward Lentilhon, 89, of Palm Coast, Fla., professor emeritus of accounting, died April 19. Born in East Orange, N.J., he moved to Melrose, Mass., where he graduated high school. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star for action in Germany. He went on to...

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