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Anna Nagurney
RENeW, a blog by Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School and director of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks, has been placed among the best 100 business blogs written by professors. The blogs rating, written by Michelle Kaiser of...
Robert P. Creed
Family, friends and colleagues will gather at the Amherst Women’s Club, 35 Triangle St., Amherst, on Saturday, April 23 at 3 p.m. to share stories and memories of the late Robert P. Creed of Shutesbury, professor emeritus of English. Creed joined the faculty at UMass Amherst in 1969, where...
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The Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) has announced the selection of the 2016-17 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence. The eight fellows are: Zlatan Aksamija, electrical and computer engineering, College of Engineering. G. BradleyBennett,accounting,...
Lisa Lehmberg
Lisa Lehmberg, associate professor and coordinator of music education, has co-authored the book “Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life of Senior Citizens.” With C. Victor Fung,professor of music education and director of the Center for Music Education Research at the...
Joseph S. Larson
Joseph S. Larson, professor emeritus of environmental conservation, has been reappointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to a five-year term as a member of the Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board. The board governs the policy, personnel and regulatory functions of the state Division of Fisheries and...
Seymour Shapiro
Seymour Shapiro, a longtime botany professor and distinguished teacher who came to be a trusted advisor to chancellors and a faculty liaison to students in time of crisis, died March 24 in Henderson, Nev. He was 92. Born in 1924, he attended Brooklyn College and earned a bachelor’s and a...
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As 2016 chair of the Microbial Ecology section of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), Kristen DeAngelis, microbiology, recently received a $1,500 long-range planning grant to promote awareness of the role of microbes in composting organic materials. The award will fund one undergraduate from...
E. Bruce Brooks
E. Bruce Brooks, research professor of Chinese and director of the Warring States Project of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, presented a paper entitled “Stylistic Analysis of Ancient Texts” at the meeting of the American Oriental Society in Boston on March 20. The paper...
From left: Nicolette Eicholtz, Dennis Ryan, professor emeritus of arboriculture, and Shayne Bradford.
Nicolette Eicholtz and Shayne Bradford, undergraduates studying arboriculture and urban forestry in the department of environmental conservation, took first place in the arboriculture skills event at the 40th annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) March 15-18 at Mississippi State...
William J. Lord
William J. Lord, 94, of East Longmeadow, a retired extension professor, died March 19. Predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Jean Elizabeth "Betty" (Brooks) Lord, he is survived by his daughter Patricia and her husband Warren "Scotty" Scott Jr. of Longmeadow and a brother-in-law...

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