• Social Science Matters Lecture April 6: "The Spirit Level: Why Unequal Societies are Bad for Everyone" presented by Richard Wilkinson.

  • Social Science Matters Lecture April 1: "Labor and the Locavore," presented by Margaret Gray

  • Julie Caswell, professor of resource economics, has been accepted as a 2015 UMass Spotlight Scholar for her research, scholarship, and public service contributions to the area of economics of food safety and nutrition.

  • SBS students continue to land incredible internships. Here is Daniel Rodriguez ’15 (journalism/political science) who just secured an internship with NBC Nightly News.

  • SBS Senior Celebration, Saturday May 9, 2015. Mark your calendars now! SBS graduates have strong analytic and problem-solving abilities, good human relations skills, and confidence in their ability to learn and grow in new work situations.

  • Gerald Epstein (economics), founding Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, has received the Chancellor’s Medal, the highest honor given by the campus for service to the University, and the Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship award.

  • Ally Lark ’16 (communication) received an Ansin Study Abroad Scholarship. “I was able to travel to 9 different countries. I met so many remarkable people along the way. I am beyond grateful for having received this fellowship. I had the time of my life!”

  • An SBS Internship Award made the experience at FRONTLINE PBS possible for Mitchell Scuzzarella ’15, who has been involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities and participated in multiple internships.

  • Kelly Donovan

    “Be self-directed and shape your education the way you want,” advises Kelly Donovan ’15 (political science/BDIC, Peace and Conflict Studies), recipient of a 2014 Dean’s Opportunity Fund Scholarship.

  • Funding scholarships for enrichment opportunities is a priority: Our students are the most academically competitive in our history, but the economic climate threatens this trajectory of excellence.

  • Elizabeth Strzepa

    “I find it so humbling to give a voice to the voiceless,” says Elizabeth Strzepa ’15 (journalism), who has just secured a reporting position with a top-100 news station.

  • $10.3 Million Anonymous Gift to Benefit SBS: The growth in research resulting from this transformative gift will benefit society through enhanced educational opportunities and its impact on social policy.

    $10.3 Million Anonymous Gift to Benefit SBS: The growth in research resulting from this transformative gift will benefit society through enhanced educational opportunities and its impact on social policy.

Department Chair of Resource Economics Dan Lass, Emeritus Professor Richard Rogers, and Mark Schulze ’97 (resource economics) at the grand opening of the new MakerBot Innovation Center in the Du Bois Library.

Feel Good Friday: The Future of 3D at UMass

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality

A yearlong series of presentations, sponsored by various SBS departments and centers, showcasing social science research on critical issues of inequalities facing societies today.

Spring presenters include Elizabeth Armstrong, Maryann Feldman, Chai Feldblum, Richard Wilkinson, Margaret Gray, Gabriel Dance, Suzanne Mettler, and Katherine Newman, plus a panel on Linguistics Inequality. Click on names for more information about each event. Read an article about the series.

Event poster for spring 2015

SBS Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now available for study abroad, internships, and academic performance. Deadlines are coming up in March and April for awards that will be presented in late April. Don't miss out on this opportunity.

UMass Green Office


The SBS Dean's Office is proud to participate in the UMass Green Offices Program.