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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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The UMass Amherst Libraries have announced the winners of the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award following a competition that was open to all undergraduate UMass Amherst students. The first place recipients, who will share a $1,000 scholarship, are Amy Chou of Lowell, Dylan Masi of...
Krista Harper
Krista Harper, anthropology and public policy, and graduate students Cary Speck, anthropology, and Cat Tebaldi, education, took part in an international graduate student workshop on the theme of “Mobilizing the Visual Dimension,” at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences...
Donna Zucker
Donna M. Zucker, associate professor in the College of Nursing, was elected to the board of directors of the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) at the 9th Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health in Baltimore on March 17. ACCJH was founded to advance the...

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