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Genny Beemyn
Genny Beemyn, director of the Stonewall Center, gave a keynote address on “The Experiences of Trans Students Today: What We Know and Do Not Know” at the Spectrum Conference: Preventing and Responding to Violence against LGBTQI+ Students on June 20 at the Capital Center in Albany, New...
Romain Vasseur
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has selected Romain Vasseur, assistant professor of physics, to receive significant funding for research, $150,000 per year for five years, as part of its Early Career Research Program. He is among 85 scientists from 55 from universities and...
Joan Hopkins
After 12 years with UMass Amherst and a 42-year career in higher education, Joan Hopkins, associate athletic director for student-athlete development, will retire, effective Aug. 31. Hopkins has served numerous administrative roles within the department, including associate athletic director for...
MaryAnn Chudzik
MaryAnn T. Chudzik, a retired maintainer in Residential Life, died June 8. Born Sept. 8, 1943 in Amherst, she grew up on the family farm and graduated from Amherst Regional High School in 1961. She graduated from the Cooley Dickinson Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1964...
Ezra Markowitz
Ezra Markowitz, assistant professor of environmental conservation, has been elected president-elect of the Society for Environmental, Population and Conservation Psychology (SEPCP), Division 34 of the American Psychological Association. SEPCP members “apply psychological knowledge and...
Paul Dubin
Paul Dubin, 77, of Northampton, a retired part-time research professor of chemistry, died May 23. Born in New York City, he graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and City College of New York and received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. In the early 1970s he was a post-doctoral...
Jane Bacon
Jane Elizabeth Cowles Bacon, 86, of Amherst, a retired computer programmer in Extension, has died. Born in 1931 in Springfield, she worked at the Holy Name Rectory while attending Cathedral High School and later at the phone company. After graduating from Elms College, where she majored in...
Anne Mochon
Anne Mochon, 74, of Amherst, professor emerita of art history, died April 28. After spending time in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar and receiving a Ph.D. from Yale University, she joined the UMass Amherst art department in 1971, where she taught until retiring in 2002. In 1980 she organized...
Gabriela Weaver
Gabriela Weaver is stepping down as vice provost for faculty development and director of the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) to focus more time on research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The change was announced June 7 by...
Ashwin Ramasubramaniam
Ashwin Ramasubramaniam, associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, is leading a joint U.S. and Israeli team of researchers looking for inexpensive, large-scale methods of fabrication of electronic and optical devices within single sheets of two-dimensional (2D) materials. The...

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