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Why Public Engagement?

As citizens and as scholars, we have an interest in today’s debates about public policy, conversations about the state of the world, and imagining a different future. Read more about the Public Engagement Projects' Mission and Vision

Upcoming Events

"Traveling the Road from Basic to Translational Research: Concept to Practice
April 16th (9-11 am)
Amherst Room (10th Floor), Campus Center

Alexandra Pittman Speaks on Contributing to Social Change: April 9, 2015 1-2 PM

Commonwealth Honors College Building, 160-East

"Contributing to Social Change: Tips for Negotiating the Academic-Practice Divide"

Alexandra Pittman is the founder of Impact Mapper and AVP Global Consulting, LLC. Alexandra specializes in research and evaluation for human rights, women’s rights, and social justice organizations,

2015 Fellow, Michael Rawlins Receives On-going Media Attention for Conversation on Below Average Temperatures

"Mike Rawlins of the Climate System Research Center at UMass Amherst said the average local February temperature has increased by .25 degrees F per decade for the last 180 years. "It is important to keep in mind these are just weather events," said Rawlins. "The climate is warming and that is shown with the data.  We don't want to confuse cold weather events with a warming climate." (WAMC 


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