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Richard Freyman
Richard Freyman, professor of communication disorders, was recently appointed chair for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Auditory System Study Section (AUD). The study section is a panel that reviews grants submitted to the NIH by health researchers around the U.S. for projects examining...
Ernest T. Selig III
Ernest Theodore Selig III, 82, of Pelham, a professor emeritus of civil engineering, died Aug. 7. He graduated magna cum laude in 1957 from the College of Engineering at Cornell University with a major in mechanical engineering. In 1960, he received a master’s degree in mechanical...
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Ten faculty members have each received a $1,000 Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF) from the Chancellor’s Office to develop or augment courses with sustainability-related topics. The recipients are Boone Sheare, anthropology, Sarah Berquist, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, Amilcar...
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Stockbridge School of Agriculture entomologist and fly expert John Stoffolano recently teamed up with microbiologist Alexandra Purdy of Amherst College for a study of cholera (Vibrio cholerae) in the digestive tract of adult house flies. Stoffolano and Purdy, with colleagues Ghada El-Bassiony of...
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The College of Education can claim as its own at least three of the 213 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching announced by President Barack Obama on Aug. 22. Four teachers from each U.S. state and territory were selected for the award, which...
Dena F. Dincauze
Dena F. Dincauze, 82, of Amherst, professor emerita of anthropology and an archaeologist honored for her work in ancient environments and the archaeology of native peoples in New England, died Aug 14. Valued among professionals for her careful skepticism, she was part of a nine-member team of...
Anna and Ladimer Nagurney

Husband-and-wife research team Anna Nagurney, operations management expert at the Isenberg School of Management, and electrical engineer Ladimer Nagurney of the University of Hartford, recently published new measurements confirming the occurrence of the Braess Paradox in two different circuits, a discovery that identifies new circuits in which voltage and current can be experimentally and independently adjusted. Ladimer Nagurney was on sabbatical in the department of electrical and computer engineering at UMass Amherst in the 2015-2016 academic year, when the article was written.

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Murugappan Muthukumar
Murugappan “Muthu” Muthukumar, the Wilmer D. Barrett Professor of polymer science and engineering, was recently selected to receive the 2017 American Chemical Society’s Award in Polymer Chemistry sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical Company. A formal announcement appeared this week in...
Madeleine Blais
Journalism professor Madeleine Blais will be a featured speaker at a Nieman Foundation event on Sept. 12 marking the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes. Blais, who won a Pulitzer for feature writing in 1980 and was a Nieman Fellow in 1986, will join four other Nieman Pulitzer Prize winners in a...
Lili He
Lili He, assistant professor of food chemistry, is featured in the cover story of the Aug. 22 issue of Chemical & Engineering News. It introduces this year’s “Talented 12,” the magazine’s second annual feature highlighting “skilled young chemists” whose...

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