Current Students

Working with the Food Bank of Western MA

Resource Economics interns examine the formula that determines SNAP benefits in Western Massachusetts.

Green Dreams for the Future

Nicole Forsyth '14, an environmental design major paying her own way through UMass, looks toward being a dominant figure in the Green Industry after graduation.

In Search of a Challenging and Purposeful Career

When Alexander Kniazev ’14 (economics and mathematics) received the William M. Bluestein Memorial Scholarship in May he gained freedom from the financial strain he faces daily.

Scholarships Make Attending UMass a Reality

After Greg Alexander ’14 (anthropology/Native American studies), winner of this year’s Dean’s Merit Award, graduated from high school, he attended the University of Lowell briefly, until he discovered that the costs were beyond his ability to pay. “That’s why I enlisted in the Air Force Reserves, planning to return school after my stint using G.I. Bill benefits,” he recalls.

Student’s Critique of Austerity Policies Creates Firestorm

When Thomas Herndon (economics), a third-year graduate student, began a class assignment last fall, he had no inkling that he would end up in the middle of a furious debate over international economic policies.

Two Fellowships for Econ Student

Economics PhD student Theresa Owusu-Danso is the recipient of two fellowships, a dissertation fellowship awarded by the African Economic Research Consortium and an international fellowship awarded by the American Association of University Women.

SBS Senior Celebration Honors Graduates

The Mullins Center was packed and spirits were high as the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences congratulated the Class of 2013 on May 11 at its annual Senior Celebration.

SBS Scholarships Presented to Ninety

Shortly before the end of the semester, ninety scholarship awards were presented to SBS students for internships, study abroad, and merit.

Grad Student Critique of Reinhart & Rogoff Report Goes Viral, Featured on Colbert

A working paper by PhD candidate Thomas Herndon and Professors Michael Ash and Robert Pollin (all economics) has garnered international attention. Heralded as a “bombshell report,” it revealed serious errors in a major study by eminent Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff that was used as the framework for austerity policies across the U.S. and internationally.

Students Rising, A Local Campaign to Change the World, Led by SBS Students

When Rachel Levine ’13 (communication and theater) attended the Boston SBS Student-Alumni Networking Event in January, she never knew that in three short months, she would be leading a 30-day campaign for the UMass Amherst campus. But after meeting alumnus Benjamin Happ ’98 (psychology), who is a member of the SBS Dean’s Advisory Board, and learning of the non-profit organization Room to Read, Levine was inspired to construct an awareness initiative at UMass.

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