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Joya Misra, left, and Marta Murray-Close
Marta Murray-Close, economics, and Joya Misra, sociology and public policy, have been awarded a one-year, $65,355 grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to construct estimates of how parenthood contributes to the gender wage gap. If successful, their research could provide a more...
Michael Jercinovic

Associate professor Michael J. Jercinovic, geosciences, recently was named the 2016 recipient of the Microanalysis Society Presidential Science Award, which honors a senior scientist for “outstanding technical contributions to the field of microanalysis over a sustained period of time.” He will receive the award at a plenary session of the Microscopy and Microanalysis 2016 meeting in Columbus, Ohio, on July 25.

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Fred A. Smith
Fred A. Smith, 77, of Northampton, a former lecturer and acting department head in hotel, restaurant and travel administration (HRTA), died July 14. Born Sept. 20, 1938, in Bristol, Vermont, he was a graduate of the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s in economics. He received his master...
Michael Constantino
Michael Constantino, professor of clinical psychology and director of the department of psychological and brain sciences’ graduate program, has been voted president-elect of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, a division of the American Psychological Association. His term as...
Juan Jiménez
Juan Jiménez, mechanical and industrial engineering, has been selected to receive the 2016 BMES Innovation and Career Development Award during the Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting in Minneapolis in October. The award recognizes early career faculty from underrepresented...
Nagurney and Li
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, has co-authored a new book, “Competing on Supply Chain Quality: A Network Economics Perspective,” with Dong “Michelle” Li, a 2015 Isenberg Ph.D. Li is now an...
Herb Steeper
Herb Steeper, 83, of Easthampton, a former assistant professor of government, died July 1. Born Aug. 22, 1932, in Seattle, Wash., he graduated from Stanford University in 1954 and served in the Army in Germany from 1955-57. He earned a master’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at...
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith, digital projects manager in scholarly communication and communication department liaison, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, spoke at the Massachusetts Community College’s Open Educational Resources (OER) “Go Open Project” kickoff event at Northern Essex Community College in...
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio
Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, associate professor and head of the health policy and management program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Special Commission to Examine the Feasibility of Establishing a Pain Management Access Program. One...
Ronald Hambleton
Ronald K. Hambleton, Distinguished University Professor and executive director of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment, has received the inaugural Thomas Oakland Award for Distinguished Contributions to Testing and Assessment from the International Test Commission (ITC...

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