News and Events

Rosa Appears on MSNBC's ‘Melissa Harris-Perry Show’

As a guest panelist Assistant Professor Jonathan Rosa (anthropology) discussed issues of race and race-related developments in the news.

Integrative Learning Center is in Operation!

The long awaited Integrative Learning Center (ILC), new home for Communication, Journalism, Linguistics and Film Studies, is now occupied and open for business.

SBS Day at Gillette

This September 6 is SBS Day at Gillette Stadium when the UMass Minutemen meet the University of Colorado Buffalos.

Excerpts of a Full UMass Life

Sheldon Saltman '53 (political science) shares highlights of his sixty-year career in sports and journalism around the world.

Is School Testing Driving Parents Away from their Child’s School?

In a newly published paper, political scientist Jesse Rhodes investigates how state education reforms may affect parents’ engagement in their child’s school.

Eat Your Heart Out

UMass Amherst has been named a top school for best campus food by The Princeton Review.

Old Chapel Nominated to National Register of Historic Places

The Old Chapel, which has served as a library, assembly hall, and heart of the former Massachusetts Agricultural College campus, has been nominated for listing on the National Register for Historic Places.

Irvine Lauded by ASA Magazine for Best Article

Janice Irvine (sociology), chair of the department, received the American Sociology Association’s 2012-14 Contexts Claude Award for Best Feature Article (Domestic).

The Carbon Dividend

In a New York Times op/ed piece, James Boyce (economics) describes the potential benefits of proposed legislation that would require coal, oil and natural gas companies to buy a permit for each ton of carbon in the fuels they sell. 

$10.3 Million Anonymous Gift to Benefit SBS

Transformative gift will benefit society through enhanced educational opportunities and its impact on social policy.

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