Current Students

Bernie Sanders Rally on Campus Emphasizes Student Activism

While the rally was specifically in support of Bernie Sanders, the overarching message was on the importance of being involved in current issues and being a force for positive change.

SBS Scholarships Transcend Majors

Nicolas Dundas, recipient of the SBS Merriam Internship Award last spring, enjoys working with others and understanding social norms. His interests span a wide variety of areas, which has afforded him the opportunity of landing an internship in Washington D.C.

Priming Women for Public Leadership

Heather Ducharme ’16 (legal studies/political science) spent the summer as an intern for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, whose office was one of the inaugural internship sites for the UMass Women into Leadership, a program that seeks to increase the number of women in public leadership.

Anthropology Student Fights for Social Justice

Frida Caro ’16 (anthropology) was the recipient of the SBS Dean’s Opportunity Scholarship. An anthropologist at heart, Caro discovered her passion for studying current issues of cultural identity in the context of social injustice and discrimination.

The Power of Communication Between People and the Media

“I’m very interested in the communication between people, media, and how the two interact,” says Pasquale Corso ’17 (communication), recipient of the Spring 2015 Connor Internship Award.

Senior Wins Dean’s Opportunity Fund Scholarship

“I am so honored to receive the Dean’s Opportunity Fund scholarship,” says Alida Lefebvre ’16 (sociology/WGSS). “Receiving this award makes all the hard work I put into my classes and extracurricular activities worth it. I overload on my credits so I will be able to graduate a year early. This award helps me feel less stressed about the upcoming semester.”

Anthropology Student Makes Internship Dreams a Reality

“I’m a firm believer in the saying ‘be the change you want to see in the world’,” says Bianca Renzoni ’17 (history/anthropology), the 2015 recipient of the SBS Dean’s Opportunity Fund Scholarship as well as the Ansin Study Abroad Scholarship.

Valerie Inniss Uses Social Media in her Summer Internship

Valerie Inniss ’16 (Journalism) promotes the values of the Match Charter Public School in Boston.

 

A Partnership to Improve Health and End Hunger

Adam Lyford and Jessica Morris, who graduated in May with majors in resource economics, are spending the summer interning at the North Grafton farm. Lyford is helping the farm with efficient water usage. For Morris, her work has helped her decide future efforts. “I now realize I want to focus my efforts going forward on hunger relief."

JooHee Han (Sociology) Awarded Prestigious Dissertation Grant

JooHee Han, Department of Sociology, has been awarded a doctoral dissertation grant for $15,000 from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.  Han's dissertation, titled “The Military and Incarceration: Hidden Mechanisms of Racial Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market, 1980-2010”, will study the rise of mass incarceration in relation to military downsizing. 

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