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Rebecca Ready
Rebecca Ready, associate professor and director of clinical training and clinical division head in psychological and brain sciences, gave an invited talk at the Connecticut Neuropsychological Society Meeting in Hartford on March 31 “Emotion regulation and cognition in older adults.”...
SPP grad students at Columbia Universtiy competiton
Four graduate students from the School of Public Policy (SPP) took part Feb. 25 in the Columbia University session of a multi-nation competition designed to address global hunger. The competition simulated real-world conditions faced by policy analysts in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)...
Mila Getmansky Sherman
Mila Getmansky Sherman, associate professor of finance in the Isenberg School of Management, and two co-authors received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute’s 2016 Graham and Dodd Award for Excellence for their journal article, “Interconnectedness of the CDS Market.”...
Leading for Change participants
Eight campus staff members attended the spring Leading for Change summit on “Strategies for Hopeful, Data-Driven Campus Change” held March 23 at Bridgewater State University. Amer Ahmed, director of intercultural teaching and faculty development at the Institute for Teaching Excellence...
Catrine Tudor-Locke, left, and Sofiya Alhassan
Kinesiology’s Catrine Tudor-Locke, professor and chair, and Sofiya Alhassan, associate professor, are among the recently chosen 2017-18 officers for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Tudor-Locke is one of two vice presidents for ACSM. Alhassan will be one of two trustees for...
Robert Bankert
Chef de cuisine Robert Bankert continued UMass Dining Services’ winning tradition as he secured first place in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Northeast Region Culinary Challenge on March 13 in Groton, Conn. His win propels him into the national...
Gilles Vonsattel
Piano faculty member Gilles Vonsattel made his Munich Philharmonic debut March 15 and 17 as the featured soloist on Leonard Bernstein's “Age of Anxiety,” a work that reflects the tensions of the early Cold War-era. “As the post-WWII order threatens to unravel before our eyes...
Catherine Portuges
Professor Catherine Portuges, comparative literature, presented a lecture, "From Shoah to Son of Saul: an Intergenerational Dialogue," on March 16 at Stanford University. In her lecture, Portuges compared Claude Lanzmann's documentary Shoah (France, 1985) and László...
Donald Robinson
Donald Robinson, for 42 years the executive director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), has announced his retirement, effective June 4. An on-campus reception in his honor is being planned for mid-May. Beginning with a General Electric/UMass Amherst apprentice program in 1960,...
Jane Fountain
Jane Fountain, Distinguished Professor in Political Science and Public Policy and director of the National Center for Digital Government, delivered a keynote address at ICEGOV, an international conference on the theory and practice of electronic governance, on March 8 in Delhi, India. ICEGOV...

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