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Three members of the engineering faculty have contributed to a new report that says the U.S. could tap into a vast offshore wind energy resource and better steward its marine environment by galvanizing large-scale research and fostering public-private partnerships.

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Lumme, an Amherst-based company led by two recent UMass Amherst doctoral recipients, has won the 2019 Buzz of BIO online poll among early-stage biotechnology firms in the category “diagnostic and beyond.” Lumme is developing an addiction treatment platform that targets smoking, alcohol...
Sylvia Jackson
Sylvia J. (Wiles) Jackson, 80, of Deerfield, a retired custodian and typist in the Physical Plant, died Dec. 2. Born in South Deerfield Sept. 28, 1938, she attended local schools and was a graduate of Greenfield High School. She joined UMass Amherst in 1980 as an academic custodian and in 1990...
Eleanor Farrick
Eleanor Farrick, 91, of Whately, a retired worker in Berkshire Dining Commons, died Nov. 23. Born Feb. 27, 1927 in Chicopee, she was a partner with her late husband, Frank Farrick, in farming and was the first woman bus driver in the town of Whately. After her husband’s death, she joined...
Marie Squires
Marie Elizabeth (Goldstaub) Squires, 92, of Northampton, a retired library employee, died Nov. 9. Born May 8, 1926, in Northampton, she was a member of Northampton High School Class of 1943, and graduated from Northampton Commercial College in 1944. She joined the UMass Amherst Libraries staff in...
Andrew McCallum
What do health management, energy conservation, and online education have in common? They are all complex issues that benefit from data-informed decision-making, and they are all being brought to the next level by researchers at the Center for Data Science. The center was established in 2015 by...
Fannie C. (Horr) Ely, 97, of Hadley, a retired clerk in Residential Life, died Nov. 10. Born March 28, 1921 in New Salem, she joined UMass Amherst in 1962 as a kitchen helper and became a junior clerk in 1966. She retired as a senior clerk in 1979. She loved horses and rode and cared for her...
Linda Cohen
Linda Cohen, 83, of Amherst, a retired staff assistant in the psychology department, died Oct. 24. Born Aug. 12, 1935, in Laconia, New Hampshire, she graduated from the University of Vermont in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in education. She moved to Amherst in 1976 and assumed administrative...
Israel Rivera
Israel (Izzy) Rivera, a graduate student in the School of Public Policy, was recently honored by the Black and Latino Caucus of the Massachusetts Legislature for his community work and leadership. The award was given in conjunction with a recent LatinX Excellence on the Hill day hosted by the...
Paul Edward Drummond, 88, of Amherst, a retired director of physical operations for the chemistry and physics departments, died Dec. 7. Born Sept. 25, 1930, in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Boston College where he went on to earn a master’s degree in chemistry. He earned his Ph.D. from...

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