• Jonathan Rosa

    Public Service Endowment Grant: The Office of Research and Engagement funded Assistant Professor Jonathan Rosa (anthropology) to teach Holyoke high school students to document and analyze language practices in their communities.

  • Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji (economics) and Brian McDermott (journalism

    Outstanding teaching: With pride SBS professors pass their love of learning and discovery to students. Meet this year’s Outstanding Teaching Award recipients, Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji (economics) and Brian McDermott (journalism).

  • Janice Irvine

    Irvine lauded: Janice Irvine received the American Sociology Association’s Contexts Claude Award for Best Feature Article (Domestic) for “Can’t Ask, Can’t Tell: How Institutional Review Boards Keep Sex in the Closet.”

  • Kabir Thatte ’16 in Washington while doing an internship

    Internships offer hands-on learning beyond the classroom: Kabir Thatte ’16 (political science), who has participated in several, says, “The importance of practical experience can never be overstated.” Career Services can help.

  • Don Tomaskovic-Devey

    Sociologist Honored: Professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, one of the most eminent experts in workplace and labor market inequality, received the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Anneliese Maier Research Award of 250,000 EUR.

  • Christine Lam ’14 performs community service

    Connect with your world and change it for the better. Says Christine Lam ’14 (communication), “Giving back to the community through the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and Habitat for Humanity was special.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lindsay Van Dyke '12

    Fulbright Grant Funds Alum's Film Project: Lindsay Van Dyke '12 (sociology) will spend the next nine months in Mexico City documenting female migrant stories to help improve understanding of migrant issues.

  • Chapel and library at UMass Amherst

    $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.

  • Brett Hausler ’14 (STPEC) “studying” in New Zealand last spring.

    Study abroad for a summer, a semester or a year: With over 400 UMass Amherst-sponsored programs in more than 50 countries, the “world awaits.” Here is Brett Hausler ’14 (STPEC) “studying” in New Zealand last spring.

  • Integrative Learning Center

    Open for business. The Integrative Learning Center (ILC), home of Communication, Journalism, Linguistics and Film Studies, is up and running as of fall 2014. It offers digitally-enabled learning spaces and a gold LEED rating.

5th Annual New England Conference for Student Success

Teaching for Student Success

UMass Amherst, Campus Center
Friday, September 19, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Mary Deane Sorcinelli
Former Associate Provost and Director, UMass Center for Faculty Development;
Professor of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration;  Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the Weissman Center for Leadership, Mount Holyoke College

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.

Fall presenters include Vijay Prashad, Thomas Piketty, Alice Goffman, Alan Goodman, Wilbert Rideau plus panels sponsored by CPPA and the Labor Center. Click on names for more information about each event. Read an article about the series.

Event poster

SBS Scholarships

The Cole Undergraduate Research Award and the SBS Spring Study Abroad Award for SBS majors are now available Deadlines are coming up on October 8, 2014 and November 12, 2014. Don't miss out on these opportunities.