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Barbara Young
Barbara L. (LaPointe) Young, 72, of Erving, a former campus telephone operator, died July 19 at home. Born in Erving, she attended Mahar Regional and Turners Falls high schools. She was an operator in the office of telecommunications for 10 years, retiring in 2013. She leaves her husband of 53...
Nancy Fisk
Nancy Mary Agnes Bartot Skelly Fisk, 80, of Belchertown, a retired associate professor of nursing, died July 17 at home. Born in Greenwich, Conn., she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut at Storrs and her master’s and doctorate from UMass Amherst. She...
A new research study by Ina Ganguli, economics, appears in the special July issue of the Journal of Labor Economics, “U.S. High-Skilled Immigration in the Global Economy.” Ganguli’s piece, “Immigration and Ideas: What Did Russian Scientists ‘Bring’ to the United...
Molly O’Mara, a UMass Amherst graduate with extensive experience in college sports in major conferences, has been named to the newly created position of associate director of athletics for communications and public relations. Announcing the appointment, director of athletics Ryan Bamford...
Todd Crosset
Todd W. Crosset, associate professor in the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management in the Isenberg School of Management, is giving a talk on racism in American sports to a United Nations panel on July 20 in Geneva, Switzerland. The United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of...
The Board of Trustees voted June 17 to award tenure to 23 faculty members from the Amherst campus: Deepankar Basu, economics; Alejandro L. Briseno, polymer science and engineering; Andy J. Danylchuk, environmental conservation; Angela De Oliveira, resource economics; Ahmed Ghoniem, operations and...
Rob Peterson
Director of Athletics Ryan Bamford has named veteran administrator Rob Peterson associate director of athletics for finance and administration. Peterson will be responsible for the oversight, management and operation of the department’s financial and administrative units. Bamford said,...
Tommy Thompson, a health promotion specialist in the Center for Health Promotion and director of the Not Ready for Bedtime Players, joined the troupe for a presentation at the annual meeting of the American College Health Association in May in Orlando, Florida. The Not Ready for Bedtime Players is...
Jeanette Ruth Hrynyshyn Meyer, 83, of Springfield, a retired clerk in the treasurer’s office, died July 7. After graduating from Amherst High School, she lived and worked in New York and New Jersey before returning to her hometown of Sunderland to care for her father and work on campus. She...
Elena Carbone
The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) has selected Elena Carbone, associate professor of nutrition, as the recipient of its 2015 Mid-Career Award in Nutrition Education. The award is presented to recognize an SNEB member in “mid-career” for professional accomplishments...

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