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Tommy Thompson, a health promotion specialist in the Center for Health Promotion and director of the Not Ready for Bedtime Players, joined the troupe for a presentation at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association in May in Orlando, Florida. The Not Ready for Bedtime Players is...
Jeanette Ruth Hrynyshyn Meyer, 83, of Springfield, a retired clerk in the treasurer’s office, died July 7. After graduating from Amherst High School, she lived and worked in New York and New Jersey before returning to her hometown of Sunderland to care for her father and work on campus. She...
Elena Carbone
The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) has selected Elena Carbone, associate professor of nutrition, as the recipient of its 2015 Mid-Career Award in Nutrition Education. The award is presented to recognize an SNEB member in “mid-career” for professional accomplishments...
David Mednicoff
David Mednicoff, assistant professor of public policy and director of Middle Eastern Studies, addressed the intersection of religion and legal politics in the Middle East during two international conferences last month. In Hanover, Germany, Mednicoff chaired a panel titled “Why do some...
Lee Badgett
Center for Public Policy and Administration director and economics professor M.V. Lee Badgett has been quoted in several news articles in the wake of the June 26 Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Research that Badgett has conducted at the Williams Institute at UCLA...
Henry Epp
New England Public Radio reporter and “Morning Edition” host Henry Epp picked up a PRNDI Award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., an independent organization of public radio news directors. The awards were announced June 27 at the organization’s annual meeting in Salt Lake...
Krishna Poudel
A community-based risk reduction intervention in Nepal produced a significant increase in knowledge about HIV and intentions to adopt preventive behaviors, according to a study by researchers in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Krishna Poudel, associate professor of community...
Ned Debold and Jane Kent
Kinesiology faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and alumni presented research at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting held May 26-30 in San Diego. Associate professor Ned Debold and professor Jane Kent were panelists in the “World Congress on the...
Joseph Goldstein
Joseph I. Goldstein, 76, of Amherst, Distinguished Professor emeritus in mechanical and industrial engineering and former dean of the College of Engineering, died June 27. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., he was a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his B.S. in 1960, his...
Joseph Troll
Joseph S. Troll, 95, of Summerfield, Fla., professor emeritus of plant, soil and insect sciences, alumnus and a pioneer in modern turfgrass research, died June 14. Born in New Jersey, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he...

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