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Barbara Pearson
Barbara Pearson, co-director of the Language Acquisition Research Center and a research associate in linguistics and the Office of Research Development, has spent the past few months negotiating the rights and arranging for a new, Mandarin Chinese translation of her 2008 book, “Raising a...
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The colleges of UMass Amherst have announced their 2015-16 Outstanding Teacher Award winners. College of Humanities and Fine Arts Julio C. Capo Jr., history Teresa R. Ramsby, classics College of Natural Sciences Craig Albertson, biology College of Social and Behavioral...
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Faculty members from Engineering, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts, and Natural Sciences are the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, the campus’ highest honor for classroom excellence.

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The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute has announced that 11 faculty members have been chosen by the ISI Board as fellows for its 2016-17 seminar on “Trespassing.” The fellows will approach the theme from a variety of perspectives, ranging from the humanities to social...
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The International Quarterly of Community Health Education editorial board has announced that David Buchanan of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences has been named its new editor in chief.

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Carol Heim
Economist Carol E. Heim, who has been at UMass Amherst since 1981, has been selected for the 2016  College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. Heim has an extensive teaching record in both the department of economics and the School of Public Policy (...
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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced the selection of the 2016-17 Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) Ambassadors: The 12 TIDE Ambassadors are: Cara Takakjian, languages, literatures, and cultures, College of Humanities and...
Warren Cook
Warren Francis “Larry” Cook, 91 of Hadley, a retired electronics technician and technical specialist in the College of Engineering, died April 18. Born Dec. 23, 1924, in Hadley, he graduated from Hopkins Academy, served in the Navy during World War II and attended American...
William N. Rice, 102, of Holyoke, professor emeritus of plant pathology and entomology, died April 10. Born with a twin brother on Aug. 13, 1913, in Des Moines, Iowa, he earned his doctorate in plant pathology and entomology at Iowa State University. He and his wife joined the American Baptist...
Robert P. Mortlock
Robert Paul Mortlock, 84 of Brentwood, Tenn., retired head of the department of microbiology, died April 9. Born May 12, 1931, in Bronxville, N.Y., he received his bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his doctorate in bacteriology from the University of Illinois, Urbana...

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