People

Leslie Allen
Leslie Lawrence Allen, 77, of Leverett, a retired catering worker, died March 22. Born in Northampton on Oct. 13, 1940, he grew up in Amherst, graduating from Amherst schools. He had a lifelong career in food service, working at Amherst College and Westfield State before joining UMass Amherst...
Carol Stasz
Carol (Baldyga) Stasz, 91, of Southampton, a retired clerical worker in several departments, died March 22. Born May 29, 1926 in Easthampton, she received her associate degree in computer science from Fisher Junior College in 1985. She worked for Hampshire County Extension from 1981-88. She...
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Alice Y. Cheung, biochemistry and molecular biology; Susan E. Hankinson, biostatistics and epidemiology; and Max Page, architecture, are the recipients of the 2018-19 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards. Conti Fellowships provide faculty members with a unique opportunity to focus on their...
Arin Dube
Working at McDonalds in high school for minimum wage, Arin Dube knew he had a path forward to college and a professional career. That wasn’t the case for most of his co-workers. “There’s a mistaken notion in the United States that we have a lot of mobility—that increased...
Sen Elizabeth Warren with graduate students Evan Kuras, Christina Chisholm, Avelino Amado and Archit Rastogi
Four graduate students learned about Congress, the federal budget process and effective science communication during the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop hosted March 18-20 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington D.C. Evan Kuras, a...
James Allan
James Allan, professor and chair of the faculty in the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), was recently elected to the Computing Research Association (CRA) board of directors. With a mission to unite industry, academia and government to strengthen computing research, CRA has led...
The team
A team of 13 students from majors across campus earned 15th place overall for the university in competition at the National Collegiate Landscaping Competition (NCLC), held March 14-17 at Alamance Community College in Graham, North Carolina. More than 700 horticulture and landscape students from...
Professors Amilcar Shabazz and John Bracey (left) with other scholars at the annual conference of the National Council for Black Studies in Atlanta.
Nine faculty and students from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, along with several alumni, took part in the 42nd annual conference of the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) held March 14-17 in Atlanta. Faculty members John H. Bracey, Jr., Agustin Lao-Montes, Amilcar...
Joan Urban
Joan M. (Kennedy) Urban, 66, of Greenfield, a retired clerical worker in accounting and the controller’s office, died March 22. Born June 5, 1951 in Brighton and raised in Braintree, she was a graduate of Braintree High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State...
Herbert Marsh
Herbert Verner Marsh Jr., 84, of Deerfield, professor emeritus of plant and soil science, died Feb. 21. Born in York, Pennsylvania, on July 14, 1931, he grew up on his father’s farm in Hatfield, attended Hatfield schools and graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1950. Shortly before...

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