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David S. Sroka, 58, of Turners Falls, a senior electrical design engineer in Design and Construction Management, died Oct. 30. Born in Lackawanna, N.Y., on June 4, 1958, he was a graduate of Port Byron High School and continued his education at the University of Rochester, receiving his bachelor...
Mari Castañeda
Mari Castañeda, professor and chair of the communication department, has been selected as a 2016-2017 faculty fellow of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her term includes a weeklong faculty seminar this month. Founded in 1957, the  academy is dedicated to the...
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Graduate students from the department of kinesiology won several scholarships and awards at the recent New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) annual meeting, held October 13-14 in Providence. Kate Hayes, a doctoral candidate, was the winning presenter in the...
Frank “Jasieu” John Buczek, 68, of West Springfield and Hatfield, a 34-year grounds department worker, died Oct. 25. Born March 31, 1948, in Springfield, he graduated from Chicopee High School and graduated from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. He joined the UMass Amherst staff...
Charles Tolpa
Charles F. Tolpa, 66, of Belchertown, a longtime offset duplicating machine operator, died Oct. 28. Born April 3, 1950, in Holyoke, he was raised in Chicopee and had lived in Belchertown since 1976. He joined UMass Amherst in 1981 and retired in 2012 after many years in duplicating. He had also...
Fred Feldman
At first glance, the title of Fred Feldman’s new book, “Distributive Justice: Getting What We Deserve from Our Country,” might suggest a didactic romp through yet another set of contentious public policy positions. Or talk show prescriptions. Wrong. Like other books with...
Cheryl Dukes
Cheryl L. Dukes, director of outreach and community engagement in the College of Nursing, has been awarded the 2016 Mike Fritz Community Builder Award by the Communities That Care Coalition of Franklin County and the North Quabbin. The award is given each year to someone who demonstrates vision...
Leslie Chambers
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) honored alumna Leslie Chambers with the SPHHS Award for Significant Contributions to the field of public health and health sciences at its 7th annual Fall Celebration on Oct. 15 at the Fine Arts Center. The president and CEO of the American...
Marilyn Blaustein
Marilyn Blaustein, assistant chancellor for Institutional Research, will be honored at a retirement reception on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Amherst Room on the 10th floor of the Campus Center. Blaustein, who joined the OIR staff in 1983, has led the office for 30 years.  
David Biancamano
Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford has named David Biancamano senior associate director of athletics for development. “I am pleased to welcome David to our department and look forward to his leadership of our development unit,” Bamford said. “David’s experience and acumen...

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