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Sandra Petersen
Sandra Petersen, veterinary and animal sciences, recently traveled to Warsaw, Poland, to serve on a panel of international experts that reviewed large project grants for the Poland International Research Agenda Programme. The program is funded by the EU through the Polish National Foundation for...
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The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute has announced that 12 faculty members have been chosen by the ISI Board as fellows for its 2017-18 seminar on “Dissent.” The fellows will approach the theme from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the humanities to social sciences, from...
Bearded Ladies
Four women paleontologists in geosciences appear on a recent website, “The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science,” which challenges perceptions of who is and is not a scientist and celebrates “the inspirational and adventurous women who have chosen to dedicate...
Jing Qian
Biostatistician Jing Qian, biostatistics and epidemiology, has received a two-year, $448,800 exploratory grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate, with collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, new statistical methods for use in regression analysis...
Panos Kevrekidis

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics recently named mathematics Distinguished Professor Panayotis “Panos” Kevrekidis to its 2017 Class of SIAM Fellows, recognizing him for “fundamental contributions to the existence, stability, and dynamics of nonlinear waves with applications to atomic, optical and materials physics.”

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Brazil students water challenge
Beatriz dos Santos Dias, a Ph.D. student in environmental conservation and advisee of professor Tim Randhir, was part of a team that won second place in a water conservation competition sponsored by the Brazilian Student Association, BRASA, at its Brazilian Undergraduate Students Conference,...
Andrew Fetler
Andrew Fetler, 91, of Hadley, professor emeritus of English and creative writing, died March 5. Born in 1925 in Riga, Latvia, he was the ninth of 13 children. He was raised in Latvia, Holland, Sweden, Switzerland and Evanston, Ill. The family immigrated to the United States in 1939. To raise money...
Paul W. Whiteman, 93, of Turners Falls, a longtime Physical Plant employee, died March 11. A World War II veteran, he joined the Physical Plant as a janitor in 1955. He retired as a staff associate in 1990. He leaves his wife of 70 years, Regina; his daughter, Paula Hayes and her husband Don; his...
Raymond G. LaRochelle, 70, of Whately, a retired utility plant operator, died March 25. Born Aug. 11, 1946, in Northampton, he graduated from Smith Vocational High School in 1964 with an electrical diploma. He joined UMass Amherst as an electrician in 1979 and retired in 2006. He was a member of...
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Concurrent with the United States and Commonwealth flags being flown at half-staff in honor of state Sen. Kenneth J. Donnelly, Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered that the flags be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings today, Thursday, April 6 in accordance with a Presidential Proclamation and as...

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