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Kathleen Picotte
Kathleen T. “Kitty” Picotte, 79, of Richmond, New Hampshire, a former licensed practical nurse with University Health Services, died Dec. 12. Born Oct. 3, 1939 in Northampton, she grew up in Amherst and was a 1957 graduate of Amherst Regional High School. She graduated from Western...
Rebecca Lorimer Leonard
Rebecca Lorimer Leonard, associate professor of English, has received a 2019 Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) for her book, “Writing on the Move: Migrant Women and the Value of Literacy.” The award honors books within the field...
Doris Stockton
Doris Grove (Skillman) Stockton, 94, of Belchertown, professor emerita of mathematics, died Dec. 13. Born Feb. 9, 1924 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, she answered the call for women to study the sciences during World War II. She received her undergraduate degree from Douglas College of Rutgers in...
Airín D. Martínez, left, and Aline Gubrium
Airín D. Martínez and Aline Gubrium in the department of health promotion and policy recently assumed leadership roles in the American Public Health Association (APHA). Martínez, who joined the faculty as assistant professor in September, has been selected to a three-year term...
Chad Straight, pointing, and Mark Miller
Chad Straight, a postdoctoral researcher in the kinesiology department, has been selected to receive a $102,500 Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award. The two-year award from The Medical Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Boston-based organization Health Resources in...
Zina Tillona
Zina Tillona, 89, of Amherst, professor emerita of Italian and a retired attorney, died Dec. 6. She was born Sept. 3, 1929 in Licodia Eubea, Sicily. Her family came to New York in the early 1930s, settling first in Lower Manhattan and later in Brooklyn. A precocious student, she graduated from...
Paul Katz, left, and Vincent Lyzinski
Paul Katz, professor of biology and director of neuroscience, and Vincent Lyzinski, a network expert and assistant professor of mathematics and statistics, recently received a three-year, $3.5 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for a new...
Mary Deane Sorcinelli
Mary Deane Sorcinelli, senior fellow in the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to engage in a collaborative higher education project in Qatar. Sorcinelli will spend February in Education City, Doha, hosted by the Center for Teaching...
"The Lullaby Project" CD cover

“The Lullaby Project and Other Works for Large Ensemble,” the latest CD by faculty member and saxophonist Felipe Salles, has been greeted with overwhelmingly positive reviews since its release by Tapestry Records in September. The release marks the debut recording of the Felipe Salles Interconnections Ensemble, an 18-piece jazz orchestra that combines Brazilian, Latin-American and classical influences.

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Gellestrina DiMaggio
Gellestrina DiMaggio, 95, of Boston and Arlington, a founding faculty member of the College of Nursing, died Dec. 21. Born May 12, 1923, she grew up in New London, Connecticut. She graduated from Connecticut College in 1944 and Yale School of Nursing in 1947. She worked at Yale New Haven Hospital...

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