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Amanda Herman
The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) has named Amanda Herman interim education curator. Herman is a multi-media artist who works directly with communities and individuals to create films, photos and public interactions that address complex social issues. Her film, “The Making...
Marty Norden
Communication professor Marty Norden delivered a plenary presentation at the Ephemera Society of America’s 38th annual conference, held March 16-18 in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Norden spoke at length on the career of the early American screenwriter-director Lois Weber and the advertising...
Whitney Battle-Baptiste
Whitney Battle-Baptiste, anthropology and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, was recently appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to serve on the board of directors of Mass Humanities. She will be sworn in at the State House in Boston on Monday, March 26. Mass Humanities is an independent...
Kevin Young
Kevin L. Young, associate professor of political science, has been appointed associate director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) for the 2018-19 academic year. He replaces Henry Renski, associate professor of regional planning, who is completing a three-year term.  ...
Anne Tessier
Anne R. Tessier, 92, of Florence, who earned associate and bachelor’s degrees in her 60s and was employed as a clerical worker in several departments, died March 17. Born in Holyoke, she graduated from St. Michael’s High School in 1942. She worked at local insurance agencies and in...
Noy Holland
English professor Noy Holland, a short story writer and novelist, has received the 2018 Katherine Ann Porter Award in Literature for her achievements and dedication to the literary profession. The $20,000 prize, which is given by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, will be presented at the...
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A record eight faculty members and administrators have been chosen to attend the 2018-19 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) institutes, a leadership development program for women, according to John McCarthy, interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. The eight, who...
Kendall C. Lincoln
Kendall C. Lincoln, 88, of Greenfield, a retired storekeeper, died Feb. 27. Born Feb. 22, 1930, he was a 1949 graduate of the former Arms Academy in Shelburne. He was employed at Millers Falls Tool Co. for 20 years. He joined UMass Amherst in 1970 as a janitor and within a few months became a...
David S. Wyman
Note: This obituary hs been updated to include a local remembrance service and information on memorial donations. David S. Wyman, Distinguished Professor emeritus of history and author of the best-selling critique of the country’s response to the Holocaust “The Abandonment of the...
Spalding's soccer guide for woman
Brian D. Bunk, senior lecturer in history, was an invited speaker at the international sports history conference “Upfront and Onside: The Women’s Football Conference” held in Manchester, England, on March 8-9. His talk “Spalding’s ‘Soccer for Women’ and...

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