News and Events

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.

Haas to Receive ISA's Distinguished Scholar Award

The International Studies Association (ISA) Environmental Studies Section will present Prof. Peter M. Haas (political science) with the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award at their annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Alum is Subject of Upcoming Disney Movie

Sports marketing legend JB Bernstein '90 (political science), one of the creators of The Million Dollar Arm contest that led to the signing of the first professional baseball pitchers from India, will speak about his career and his system for creating the next big idea on Tuesday, March 4 at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

First Public Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charger in MA Installed on Campus

“UMass Amherst is leading the Commonwealth in adopting this important new technology that moves our campus closer to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050,” says Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.

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.

First Director of Legal Studies Hired

Paul M. Collins, Jr. has been hired as the first director of Legal Studies and will shape the future of the popular undergraduate major that is part of the Political Science Department.

Economy Will Benefit from Immigration Reform

Robert L. Caret, president of UMass, and Paul Guzzi, president of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, have written an op-ed in the Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill.

New Chair of Journalism Selected

Kathy Forde, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina, has been appointed chair of the UMass Journalism Department.

Thinking—and Acting—Strategically About a Career in Public Policy

Andrew McGavern ’13 (political science) is making the most of opportunities at UMass, including impressive internships, the Accelerated Master of Public Policy Program, scholarships, and various student development offices.

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