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UWiL members with Sen. Rosenberg
Legislative leaders from across the state, including Amherst Democrats Sen. Stanley C. Rosenberg and Rep. Ellen Story, welcomed UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) members to the State House on Jan. 12 to help them learn more about public service and leadership in the Commonwealth. Rosenberg, who...
Reiff and Pader
Ellen Pader, associate professor in regional planning, has been named interim director of the office of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL), replacing John Reiff, who is joining the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as director of civic learning and engagement. Pader, who...
Gerald Stephen Ondras, 63, of Florence, a retired tradesman in Facilities and Campus Services, died Jan. 5. Born in Northampton, he was a graduate of Northampton High School. He joined Facilities in 1978, working in construction and maintenance until his retirement in 2009. An avid trout...
Donald Catlin
Donald Catlin, 79, of Amherst, professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics, died Jan. 11. Born in 1936 in Erie, Penn., he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in mathematics, both from Pennsylvania State University, and his doctorate in mathematics...
Alex Phillips
Alex Phillips, Commonwealth Honors College senior lecturer and faculty in residence, has been appointed director of Summer Programs. Phillip’s role is to expand residential academic activity on the campus during the summer months. Activities under his purview include residential summer pre-...
Michael Caudill
Music graduate student Michael Caudill’s jazz composition “Scalene Scene” has been selected for performance by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 360ᵒJazz Ensemble at the Sharp Nine Jazz Club in Durham, N.C., in February.  Answering a call for scores, Caudill...
Julie Brigham-Grette
In Washington, D.C. this week, Julie Brigham-Grette, geosciences, and chair of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Polar Research Board (PRB), is serving as co-master of ceremonies for an “Arctic Matters Day” at NAS headquarters on Thursday, Jan. 14, and she will also...
Rebecca Ready

Rebecca Ready, psychological and brain sciences, was recently named a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the premier international organization solely dedicated to the advancement of psychological science.

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Chrisopher Foe
Master’s degree student Christopher Foe took second place in the 2015 American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC) Pete Rugolo Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition. Foe was recognized for his role as the composer and arranger of his piece, “The Western Shore....
Willie Hill
Willie Hill, director of the Fine Arts Center, will be featured on a CBS special in February for his role as leader of the entertainment for the very first Super Bowl halftime show. In February, the NFL Super Bowl will be celebrating 50 years and a history of spectacular half-time shows. On Friday...

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