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Irene Bemben
Irene Bemben, 91, of Hadley, a former clerk and stenographer, died June 29. Born in Hadley in 1925, she attended Northampton Commercial College. She worked in the university news department and extension as a clerk and stenographer in 1943-44 before moving to physical education, where she served...
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Four faculty members have been chosen to attend the Higher Education Resource Services Institutes, a leadership development program for women, according to Associate Chancellor Susan Pearson, who said the university has been sponsoring participants since 2009. This year, the university will send...
Nilanjana “Buju” Dasgupta
Nilanjana “Buju” Dasgupta, psychological and brain sciences and director of the College of Natural Sciences’ faculty equity and inclusion initiative, recently gave a distinguished lecture at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Va., as a guest of the agency’s...
Justin Fermann

Justin Fermann, senior lecturer in the chemistry department, has been appointed the new director of the Integrated Concentration in Science program.

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Steve Tracy
Steve Tracy, Afro-American studies, spent eight weeks in May and June in China, France and Italy, teaching and giving presentation/performances that combined lectures, readings, singing and harmonica blues and spirituals. At Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, he...
Carla Tagliente
Field hockey coach Carla Tagliente, who led the Minutewomen to the Atlantic 10 tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA tournament last season, has been named head coach at Princeton University. Between 2012-15, Tagliente’s squad tallied 57 victories, the sixth-most among all...
Darrel Ramsey-Musolf
Darrel Ramsey-Musolf’s article, “Evaluating California’s Housing Element Law, Housing Equity, and Housing Production (1990-2007),” has been published in the journal Housing Policy Debate. Ramsey-Musolf, an assistant professor in landscape architecture and regional planning...
Mary Diaz Santana
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Mary Díaz Santana, a doctoral candidate in epidemiology, a two-year, $73,688 award under the Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program. The award will fund Díaz Santana’s research on the...
Rodrigo Zamith
Rodrigo Zamith, assistant professor of journalism, has earned the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award, which honors the best dissertation in mass communication research. Zamith, a 2015 University of Minnesota...
Scott Auerbach
Scott Auerbach, chemistry and former director of the iCons program, is part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-institution team awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a project of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The grant...

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