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Jerrold Meyer
Neuroscientist Jerrold Meyer, psychological and brain sciences, is co-author of a recent paper in Endocrine: International Journal of Basic and Clinical Endocrinology that describes a promising new noninvasive method – measuring levels of the hormone cortisol in hair samples – of...
James E. Young
The National Council on Public History has recognized James E. Young, distinguished professor emeritus of English and Judaic and Near Eastern studies, with its 2017 Book Award for “The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between,” published last year by...
Ximena Zúñiga
Ximena Zúñiga, social justice education, presented two lectures in Chile in January. On Jan. 20, she spoke on “Theory and Practice of Intergroup Dialogue” in collaboration with Javier Campos, a doctoral student in social justice education, at Escuela de Psicologia,...
Nilanjana Dasgupta
Nilanjana Dasgupta, professor of psychological and brain sciences and director of faculty equity and inclusion for the College of Natural Sciences, has won the 2016 Application of Personality and Social Psychology Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He award honors a...
Nina Sossen
Nina Sossen, associate editor for digital communications in the Office of News and Media Relations, gave a presentation on Feb. 28 to the UMass Amherst Medical Reserve Corps on “Using and Trusting Social Media in an Emergency.” Her discussion covered how to use Facebook, Instagram and...
George Wade
George Wade, 72, of Florence, retired professor of psychology and an authority on nutrition and fertility, died Feb. 28. He grew up in central Pennsylvania and for first through fourth grades attended a one-room school that housed eight grades, taught by one teacher. He graduated summa cum laude...
Peter Krotkov
Peter Mason Krotkov, 56, of Sunderland, recently retired senior systems analyst in information technology, died Feb. 27. A graduate of Amherst high school, he majored in Chinese and computer science at UMass Amherst. He joined the university staff in 1995, retiring in December as a senior systems...
University Health Services
Clinical nutritionist Molly E. Barnes and physician assistant Marissa L. Gray have joined the staff at University Health Services. Barnes has more than a decade of experience as a nutritionist, clinical dietitian and diabetes educator in settings including acute care hospitals, a university...
Sharmin Hossain
Sharmin Hossain, a nutrition Ph.D. candidate, has accepted a 10-month paid internship with the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore. This internship at the National Institute of Aging includes rigorous research and extensive data analysis. Hossain will will be working at Johns Hopkins...
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Timothy J. Anderson, dean of the College of Engineering, has appointed James Rinderle and Russell Tessier as new, part-time associate deans. Rinderle, mechanical and industrial engineering, will direct efforts toward advancing undergraduate programs and studies, including the development of...

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