News and Events

Sylvia Brandt Selected to Join CRF Family Research Scholars

Sylvia Brandt, associate professor of resource economics and public policy, is one of six faculty members chosen to be part of the 2015-16 CRF Family Research Scholars Program. "I am deeply honored to be working with CRF and this stellar group of scholars," says Brandt.

Provost Wins National Public Understanding of Sociology Award

Katherine S. Newman, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded the 2015 American Sociological Association’s Public Understanding of Sociology Award.

Recent Grad Secures Reporting Position with Top-100 News Station

Elizabeth Strzepa ’15 (journalism) knew she wanted to be a journalist the moment she started watching the news with her family during dinner. “I knew I wanted to follow this career path from a young age,” says Strzepa. “I always valued the power of broadcast journalism in the way it can bring stories to life with captivating video and sound.”

Feel Good Friday: Multi-Generational Minutemen

Sïonan Barrett ’16 (journalism) has made a name for herself on campus; in fact, she comes from a family of Minutemen who have made just as much of an impact.

Faculty Profile: Dr. Janice Irvine

Dr. Janice Irvine (sociology) was profiled on DatingAdvice.com, a site dedicated to bringing advice from dating experts to the consumers. This site has been featured on prominent news outlets such as CNN, Fox News, The Huffington Post, and more. DatingAdvice.com reached out to Irvine to discuss her recent studies on sexuality: namely, her article titled "Is Sexuality Research 'Dirty Work?'"

Whitney Battle-Baptiste Named Director of W.E.B. Du Bois Center

Whitney Battle-Baptiste, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been appointed director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at the UMass Amherst Libraries.

Mari Castañeda Named First Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow

Professor Mari Castañeda (communication) has been appointed as the first Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow, effective at the beginning of the spring semester.

Study Abroad Experience Made Possible by Ansin Scholarship

“My experience was truly life changing,” says Alyssa Lark ’16 (communication). “I was able to travel to 9 different countries and I met so many remarkable people along the way. I am beyond grateful for having received this fellowship. I had the time of my life!”

Senior Secures Internship with NBC Nightly News

“Journalism is an excellent outlet to tell stories and I believe journalists have the responsibility to be the voice of the voiceless,” says Daniel Rodriguez ’15 (journalism/political science).

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