Alasdair Roberts Named Director of the UMass School of Public Policy

"In this political environment, we need all hands on deck to help people understand more and more about how our government works and how good public policy is developed. The appointment of Dr. Roberts brings new vision and energy to this critical work." -Sen. Stan Rosenberg More >


Call for Applications: Cross-country Reporting Fellowship for Recent Graduates

The GroundTruth Project, in partnership with Boston public media producer WGBH, seeks applicantions from recent alums for a new reporting fellowship called “Crossing the Divide,” which will pull together a team of diverse, emerging journalists to join in a reporting journey across America at a time of deep social, political and economic divisions. More >


Social Science Matters

We are home to a broad range of approaches to social science, from purely theoretical and interpretive, to qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Our priority is to ensure that this exciting social science research connects with the public while showing the relevance of the social sciences to everyday lives and policy.



UMass Commencement & SBS Senior Celebration

Seniors, here is what you need to know about UMass Commencement (Friday, May 12th) and the SBS Senior Celebration (Saturday, May 13th). Visit our senior celebration webpage to submit your photo for our slideshow and for other information on the two events. More >


Social Science Matters: Still a Nation of Immigrants?

Tuesday, April 25 - 4:00pm  |  Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall Martin will put the actions of the Trump Administration and announced plans into historical perspective using the framework she used in her book "A Nation of Immigrants." She discusses three concepts about immigrants that arose in the colonial period. More >

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Social Science Matters: Still a Nation of Immigrants?

Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall

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