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Chemistry professors Scott Auerbach and Justin Fermann, co-directors of the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program, facilitated an invited workshop at Yale University earlier this month during a conference entitled “Globalizing the Liberal Arts.” The conference focused on...
Helen “Alice” Dzwonkoski, 90, of Amherst, a retired 40-year cook and baker, died June 16. Born Jan. 14, 1926, in North Amherst, she attended Amherst schools and began at then-Massachusetts State College in 1943 as a boarding hall kitchen helper. Over the years she worked as an...
Meredith Schmidt
After 37 years with the university, the last 16 as director of the Campus Center and Student Union Complex, Meredith Schmidt is retiring. Schmidt oversees the day-to-day operations of the 400,000-square-foot complex that holds a hotel, major dining facilities and university store and that sees...
Brian Levine
College of Information and Computer Sciences professor Brian Levine is being recognized as a UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar. Levine, an expert in network security, sees the difficult tensions between protecting an individual’s online data, the use of it by private enterprise, and the need...
The Board of Trustees voted June 15 to award tenure to 25 faculty members and approved the appointments with tenure of six others. The newly tenured faculty members are: Bethany Bradley, environmental conservation; Lisa Chiodo, nursing; Gonen Dori-Hacohen, communication; Maya Eddon, philosophy;...
Madeleine Charney
Madeleine Charney, sustainability studies librarian, was the keynote speaker at an international conference this month in Hong Kong co-sponsored by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. The conference, “Academic...
Leila Kawar
Leila Kawar, political science and legal studies, has been awarded the Herbert Jacob Book Prize by the Law and Society Association (LSA). “Contesting Immigration Policy in Court: Legal Activism and its Radiating Effects in the United States and France,” was chosen co-winner from a...
Ann Grose
Ann Huntington Grose, 89, a retired nurse practitioner with health services, of Amherst, died June 8. Born Sept. 11, 1926, she grew up in Southport, Conn., she attended nursing school at the University of Connecticut and worked at Yale New Haven Hospital. She became a nurse at the University of...
IT field trip
The IT Staff Leadership Group recently hosted 29 Amherst Regional High School freshman and sophomore students for a technology field trip on the UMass Amherst campus. The goal was to give students experience on campus, highlight technology use and share related learning and employment opportunities...
Amand Hickey
Kinesiology doctoral student Amanda Hickey is the lead author on two recent publications examining the utility and validity of physical activity monitors. Hickey, with faculty mentor Patty Freedson, reviews the existing literature on the usefulness of consumer activity trackers in the current issue...

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