In May the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth appointed Jeannette Riley ’90 dean of its College of Arts and Sciences, the largest of its eight schools and colleges. With the university since 2002, Riley was interim dean for two years and prior to that served in several roles including chair of the English department and director of the women’s studies program. ♦ Jim Condron ’92 completed an artist residency at the Edward Albee Foundation in July and exhibited his work with the Fireplace Project in Montauk, N.Y., in August. His work is scheduled to be shown at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair in Miami Beach in November. ♦ This spring Adam Cote ’95 was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan. Awarded for bravery, acts of merit, or meritorious service in a combat zone, the Bronze Star is the fourth highest award a military person can earn in combat operations and the ninth highest military award overall. Having previously served in Bosnia and Iraq, Cote deployed to Afghanistan in September 2013 and served nine months as a company commander. He is cofounder and CEO of Thermal Energy Storage of Maine. ♦ In June economist Drew Matus ’95 was interviewed on Bloomberg Radio regarding the economy, including the unemployment rate, minimum wage, inflation, and the Federal Reserve. Matus is deputy chief U.S. economist and managing director at UBS Investment Bank.