News and Events

Student Represents UMass at National Collegiate Security Conference

After a competitive application process, Ritika Bhakhri ’14 (political science/legal studies) was selected by the UMass International Relations Club to attend the weekend conference. “I saw this as a perfect opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills that I have acquired in the classroom to debate on real life issues that we face as an international society,” she says.

Comm Professor Focuses on Cultural Aspects of Communication

Race, code switching, bilingualism, immigration, and intercultural communication—and teaching—are among Benjamin Bailey's major interests.

SBS Day at Gillette

It was SBS day at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, November 2. 

Federal Grant Will Help Strengthen Education about Sexual Violence

A mandatory course focused on sexual violence and intervention by bystanders is being developed for all first-year students on campus. The online educational program is an outgrowth of a three-year, $270,000 grant awarded to UMass Amherst by the U.S. Department of Justice’s office on Violence Against Women.

Historical Markers Unveiled as Part of Sesquicentennial Celebration

Three new 7-foot-tall historical markers along the walkway that runs from the Recreation Center and between the George N. Parks Marching Band Building and Dickinson Hall chronicle the history and development of the college that became known as Mass Aggie in its first 70 years.

Marketing Through Social Media at Estée Lauder

Elisa Thomas '95 (journalism/political science), the first global director of digital education at Estée Lauder Companies, teaches some of Estée Lauder’s more than 40,000 employees worldwide how to market through social media. She was on campus recently for the SBS alumni/student networking event.

Student Strives to Get Most Out of College Experience

Sara Amell '14 (sociology), who is paying her own way through college, has asked herself annually, "Can I afford another year?" Naturally, she was thrilled to receive the Class of 1945 Merit Scholarship to help with expenses.

Leidy Sievert Named Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Human Biology

Lynnette Leidy Sievert (anthropology), international expert on menopause and symptoms at midlife as aspects of human variation, as well as the evolution of menopause and post-reproductive life, takes over the helm of the top journal in the field.

Experimental Model Captures Key Aspects of Care Provision

Prof. Angela de Oliveira (resource economics) presented “Care Provision: An Experimental Investigation,” part of a larger project funded by the National Science Foundation, at the Science of Philanthropy Initiative's annual conference. 

Tour of Old Chapel

Old Chapel at UMass Amherst reveals a bright future and an interesting past.