Current Students

LARP Students in Planning Studios Complete Projects in Springfield

Teams of LARP graduate students develop plans for the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club and Develop Springfield.

2014 Fulbright Goes to PhD Student for Icelandic Research

PhD student Alyssa Maraj Grahame (political science) has received a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholarship to continue her dissertation research in Iceland. 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Go to Six UMass Social Scientists

Of UMass's ten NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipients, six are in the Social Sciences, though not all are part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Going Places and Telling Stories Sum Up Senior’s Dream

Dan Peltier ’14 (journalism/political science) is finding ways to combine his interest in travel with his love of writing.

UMass Basketball Star First Openly Gay D-1 Player

Derrick Gordon '15 (sociology) stepped forward on April 9 as the first openly gay player in Division I men's college basketball and shared his story with ESPN and Outsports.

Student's Internships Are "Win-Win"

Kabir Thatte ’16 (political science) knows the value of internships. Although he is only a sophomore, he has already interned with Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Joe Kennedy for Congress, the Town of Medfield, and the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.

Childhood Interest in Artifacts Becomes Student’s Career Choice

With a passion for paleontology and archaeology, Nadia Waski '14 (anthropology) is learning as much as she can through her department, the Anthropology Club, and her internships, including one at the Museum of Natural History in New York City and another at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.

Vigil for Meghan Beebe '14

On Friday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. a vigil and reception will be held for Meghan Beebe '14 (sociology), who died on December 28 from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Connecticut.

Sophomore and Her Dog Win Westminster Championship

Delaney Ratner '16 (resource economics) and her border collie Kelso win the first ever agility competition at the 138th annual Westminster Dog Show.

Undergraduate Research Program Benefits Students

A new model for undergraduate education in the social sciences trains students to work with faculty to develop studies with real world significance and gives them a crucial edge in the job market. Nicole Berns ’14 (political science/comparative literature) explains.

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