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A public farewell reception for Juanita Holler, associate vice chancellor for facilities and campus servces, is planned for Wednesday, July 1 from 4-6 p.m. in the Marriott Center on the 11th floor of the Campus Center. Holler is leaving campus after seven years to serve as associate vice president for facilities management and development at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

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Juanita Holler
Three administrators in University Relations are taking on new duties and responsibilities within the executive area led by Vice Chancellor John Kennedy, who said the changes “will enable us to continue to serve the campus with creativity, efficiency and professionalism.” Nancy Buffone...
Nancy Buffone
Alumnus Kenji Summers, founder of Passport Life in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named to the inaugural class of Aspen Arthur Davis Vining Fellows at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado in July. Summers, who graduted in 2008, was selected from a competitive field of national nominees who are...
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center network’s Berkshire office and eight of the network’s clients were honored May 4 in Framingham at the annual New England-wide Massachusetts Awards Ceremony. The Isenberg School of Management is state headquarters for the MSBDC network...
Joseph Krupczynski and Caryn Brause of the department of architecture have begun work on “Arrivals,” their winning proposal for the Mosher Street Underpass Art Project in Holyoke. The project, coordinated through the Center for Design Engagement (CDE), will transform a key gateway...
Rendering of ‘Arrivals’ Wall in Holyoke
Four faculty members have been awarded $56,800 in Public Service Endowment Grants by the vice chancellor for research and engagement. The awards are intended to enhance the public service mission of the campus by translating faculty and staff research for use that benefits community partners while...
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Cellist Astrid Schween of the department of music and dance since 2004, has been chosen to join the Juilliard String Quartet in September 2016.  Schween, who is the first woman to join the quartet, will also become a member of the faculty of the Juilliard School. She is replacing Joel...
Astrid Schween
Amherst campus faculty members are sharing nearly $931,000 in science and technology and creative economy grants announced June 3 by President Robert L. Caret. Describing faculty research and scholarship as work that “distinguishes us as a university and is essential to our quest for a...
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Kinesiology doctoral student Jocelyn Hafer has been awarded one of five American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Grant-in-Aid Awards for 2015. Hafer received the award for a research proposal titled “The effect of age and physical activity status on inter-segment coordination.” The $2,...
Jocelyn Hafer

UMass Amherst Afro-American studies professors John H. Bracey Jr. and James Smethurst and poet Sonia Sanchez are scheduled to appear on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS on Thursday, May 28 to discuss their book, “SOS – Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader.”

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