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Wendy Varner
Wendy Varner has been named director of faculty development programs at the College of Natural Sciences, effective July 1. She will implement and coordinate programs to enhance the success of all faculty in CNS across the span of their careers. Working closely with Sally Powers, associate dean for...
Richard R. Hebert, 72, of Ashfield, a retired baker II with food services, died May 29 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. Born in Holyoke, he was a graduate of Precious Blood High School. He was a Vietnam War veteran who served six years in the U.S. Navy. Following his discharge in 1967...
Baoshan Xing
Professor Baoshan Xing of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture gave an invited talk on May 28 at the 2nd International Symposium on Agriculture and Environmental Health at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Xing, an expert in the environmental fate and toxicity of engineered...
Thomas P. McElroy was named senior associate director of athletics for external relations on May 25 by director of athletics Ryan Bamford. In his new post, McElroy is responsible for the oversight, management and operation of the athletic department’s marketing, sales and communications...
Amber Davis
Amber Davis, business manager in veterinary and animal sciences and a 2007 graduate in Judaic studies, raced up the sweltering stairwell of One World Trade Center in New York City on May 17 with 900 fellow competitors to raise money for service members catastrophically injured in war. The race,...
Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, will co-present a webinar through the Center for Digital Storytelling on June 10 at 1 p.m. Gubrium will join center staff member Amy Hill in presenting The Ethics of Digital Storytelling for Public Health, a webinar on integrating...

Joseph Hamill, associate dean for research and professor of kinesiology, will be the 2015 commencement speaker for the baccalaureate graduation ceremony of the School of Social Sciences and Education at California State University, Bakersfield on June 12.

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The 2015 CNS Faculty/Staff Awards were presented on April 22 at a reception that included friends, family, colleagues and students. Honored for Outstanding Teaching was Lisa Harvey, psychological and brain sciences; Outstanding Advisor: Julie Pahl, psychological and brain sciences; Outstanding...
Julie Caswell
Julie Caswell, resource economics, is internationally known for her research on the economics of food safety and nutrition. Her many appointments to national food safety and nutrition boards richly attest to the importance of her work keeping consumers informed of the quality of the food they eat...

Arlene Kavanaugh Mitzkovitz, 90, of Whately, a former assistant foods manager in catering, died May 16 at Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield.

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