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The Festival of New Yiddish Music 2018

YIDSTOCK 2018 will bring the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.Schedule of EventsJuly 12, 20188 - 9:30 p.m. : Concert - David Kra…
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Paddling With Your Kids How To Get Started

Whether you head out for a day across the bay or a jaunt into the wilds for a week-long adventure, paddling is one of the best outdoor activities you can do with your kids. Add water to your children…
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Doctoral Oral Exams for July 23-27

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows: Carl Jewell, Ph.D., Kinesiology, Monday, July 23, 10 a.m., 153 …
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Obituary: James Knightly, Retired Physical Plant Employee

James R. Knightly, 81, of Greenfield, a retired Physical Plant employee in customer service and work management, died July 8. He was born in Northampton April 29, 1937 and was a graduate of Amherst …
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Obituary: Christine McGinnis, Retired Bursar’s Office Teller

Christine (Late) McGinnis, 89, of Belchertown, a retired receiving teller in the bursar’s office, died July 6. Born Dec. 18, 1928 in Springfield, she joined UMass Amherst in 1967 as a clerk and typi…
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Gray Named Assistant Dean, Executive Director of SBS Advising Resource Center

Kelly Gray, currently associate dean of students for student life, has been named assistant dean and executive director of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Advising Resource Center, effe…
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Old Chapel, Design Building Honored by Planners Group

Two much-celebrated campus buildings were honored again July 11, receiving design excellence awards from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). The John W. Olver Design Building, wh…
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Darryl Jelley Named Chief Marketing Officer in University Relations

Darryl Jelley, an accomplished leader in higher education marketing and branding, has been named campus chief marketing officer (CMO). In this newly created position, reporting to the vice chancellor…
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Physicists, Chemists Beginning Move to New Physical Sciences Building

  After three years of construction, the new $101 million Physical Sciences Building (PSB) is beginning to fill with physicists, chemists and their staffs, equipment and experiments. The 95,000-squ…
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Experts Convene Second Annual Invasive Species Symposium at UMass Amherst

*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** DATE:        Thursday, July 12 TIME:         9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHAT:       Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management Symposium WHERE:    Integrated...…
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Obituary: Evelyn Boron, Retired Dining Commons, Residential Janitor

Evelyn (Sheppard) Boron, 93, of Amherst, a former janitor in Worcester Dining Commons and in residence halls, died July 1. Born July 15, 1924, she graduated from the High School of Commerce in Sprin…
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SPHHS Postdoctoral Researcher Receives NCI Fellowship Award

Epidemiology postdoctoral researcher and recent School of Public Health and Health Sciences alumna Serena Houghton has received a three-year, $187,639 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Aw…
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Math Educators Gather to Foster Classroom Collaboration

About 70 math educators from across the region convened on campus June 28 for a one-day institute organized by the Western Massachusetts Math Partnership (WMMP) with the hope of solving not only math…
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Buchanan Delivers Keynote at OTHC Annual Conference

David Buchanan, professor and chair of the department of health promotion and policy, recently gave the keynote address at the Organization Theory in Health Care Association (OTHC) annual conference …
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Obituary: Leighton Whitaker, Former Director of Mental Health Services

Leighton C. (Lee) Whitaker Jr., 86, of Media, Pennsylvania, former director of mental health services, died May 10. Born Feb. 8, 1932 in in Chester, Pennsylvania, he joined UMass Amherst in 1973 as …
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