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The International Studies Association (ISA) Environmental Studies Section presented Peter M. Haas, professor of political science, with its 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award at its annual meeting in Toronto on March 27. The award is presented annually to an outstanding scholar whose research and...
Tom Sears has joined Auxiliary Enterprises as the new director of hospitality services and is overseeing the management of Hotel UMass and Conference Services, plus the sales activities of UMass Catering, as part of a newly created one-stop shopping approach, according to executive director Ken...
Assistant professor of history Sarah Cornell has been chosen to receive the 19th Century Scholars Association’s Emerging Scholars Award for her article, “Citizens of Nowhere: Fugitive Slaves And Free African Americans in Mexico, 1833-1857.” In the article, published in the...
Amilcar Shabazz, professor of Afro-American Studies and faculty advisor to the chancellor for diversity and excellence, has received the National Council for Black Studies’ Presidential Award, conferred at its 38th annual conference on March 8 in Miami. Shabazz was elected NCBS national...
“The Ratio is Narrowing,” an essay by journalism professor Madeleine Blais, appears in “A Story Larger than My Own: Women Writers Look Back on Their Lives and Careers,” published this month by the University of Chicago Press. The piece by Blais looks back at her early years...
After 35 years as professor of saxophone in the department of music and dance, Lynn Klock is retiring at the end of the spring semester. In celebration, Klock will perform a concert in Bezanson Recital Hall on Sunday, April 6 at 8 p.m. with professors Nadine Shank, piano, Klock’s wife...
Professor Julie Caswell of resource economics has been named one of the Women of Influence in the Food Industry for 2014 by the Griffin Publishing Company. According to the Griffin Report of Food Marketing, the 76 honorees were chosen for their highly visible contributions to the food...
“Anything You Want To Be,” the classic, award-winning 1971 short film by Liane Brandon, professor emeritus of education, will be featured at the plenary session of the conference “A Revolutionary Moment: Women’s Liberation in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s,” on March...
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, will present on “Cybersecurity and Financial Services” at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, which will take place March 30 to April 1...
Brian Umberger, associate professor of kinesiology, has been named an inaugural OpenSim Fellow of the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR). The NCSRR fellows program recognizes individuals with a deep expertise in biomechanical modeling and computer simulation and a...

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