Faculty Convocation: Friday, September 30th

Chancellor Subbaswamy will present his keynote address to UMass faculty & staff, and eight nationally acclaimed faculty members will be presented with awards. This year, Donal Carbaugh, professor of communication, is among those being honored. More >

Faculty

'Food for Thought' Lunch Series Connects Students with Alumni for Career Discussions

These lunches bring alumni from a variety of fields to campus to talk with students about their career paths and how they successfully connected their UMass experiences to their professional life. More >

Alumni

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.

 

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Scholarship Applications Now Open

Do you want to study abroad, complete an internship, or do research over winter break and/or spring semester? Ease the financial burden by applying for one of several SBS scholarships. Deadline to apply: November 10th More >

Students

Social Science Matters: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative (The Max & Ruth Freedman Lecture)

September 28, 5:00pm - George Borjas, Professor of Economics and Social Policy from Harvard University, will discuss main arguments from his book We Wanted Workers: A Discussion of the Economic Impacts of Immigration. Following Borjas will be Jennifer Hunt, Professor of Economics at Rutgers University. Hunt previously served as Chief Economist to the U.S. Secretary of Labor. Hunt's research on immigration has been influential in immigration reform legislation, and is currently under consideration by the U.S. Congress. Borjas and Hunt have found diverging evidence on how immigration impacts the earnings of native workers, with Borjas's work pointing to negative effects and Hunt finding minimal effects. More >

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