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Neal Abraham
Neal Abraham, executive director of the Five College Consortium since 2009, has announced that he will retire in June 2018. Abraham came to the consortium from Indiana’s DePauw University, where he had served as executive vice president, vice president for academic affairs, dean of faculty,...
Judy Young

A project celebrating international women in science was launched online this week featuring a new deck of playing cards that honors 54 “Notable Women in the Physical Sciences,” including the late UMass Amherst astronomer Judith Young and her mother, Vera Rubin, also an internationally recognized astronomer.

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Joel Wolfe
Joel Wolfe, history, gave the inaugural Thomas E. Skidmore Memorial lecture “O Grande Brasil: A Spatial History of the Making of a Nation” at Brown University on April 13. Wolfe’s lecture reinterprets modern Brazilian history by using geography as its starting point. Almost every...
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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced the selection of the 2017-18 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence. The eight fellows are: Yuriy Brun, computer science Caitlyn Butler, civil and environmental engineering Patrick Flaherty,...
JS Bach
Three members of the department of music and dance were interviewed on WGBY TV’s Connecting Point recently about the 2017 UMass Amherst Bach Festival and Symposium, which takes place this weekend and is highlighted April 22 and 23 by renowned conductor Simon Carrington leading the UMass...
Laura Lovett
Laura Lovett, history, has been named to the Organization of American Historians (OAH) 2017-18 Distinguished Lectureship Program roster. Lectureship scholars, who are affiliated with some of the nation’s top universities, speak to audiences across the country each year and are widely sought...
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The Armstrong Fund for Science has announced its awards for 2017, which will grant $30,000 each to two projects over the next two years to encourage transformative research on campus that introduces new ways of thinking about pressing scientific or technical challenges. Joseph Bergan, assistant...
Marc Gammell, left, and Yinyong Li
The Springfield-based company FogKicker, founded by alumni Marc Gammell and Yinyong Li, has won VentureWell’s 2017 Open Minds showcase, an exhibition of multidisciplinary groups of students working to bring science- and technology-based inventions to market. The team was awarded the top prize...
Timothy Ford
Timothy Ford, professor and chair of the department of environmental health sciences, gave the keynote address at the University of Wisconsin’s annual Global Health Symposium held on April 4 at the Madison campus. The event is sponsored by the university’s Global Health Institute,...
Elena Carbone
Elena Carbone, associate professor of nutrition, has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The designation recognizes academy members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to the dietetics profession and...

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