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Social Science Matters

Don't miss our newly launched "Social Science Matters" section of the website. Faculty doing research in all areas of SBS are featured in video and Q&As about how their research relates to the world at large.

Student Planners Begin Revitalization Plan in Athol

A group of graduate students in the Masters of Regional Planning program took a trip to Athol to work on community revitalization plans.

Heintz Appointed to Andrew Glyn Professorship

James Heintz is appointed to the professorship, funded by an anonymous donor and a matching fund established by the Provost’s Office.

New Journalism Chair Forde Finds Home at UMass

It’s the first day of classes of the fall semester, and Kathy Roberts Forde, new chair of the Journalism Department, is introducing herself to excited students in the department’s new home in the Integrative Learning Center.

Through Internships, Students Embody CPPA's Mission Globally

In Bangladesh, China, and Washington, D.C., three students from the Center for Public Policy and Administration worked last summer to make the world a cleaner, safer and fairer place.

Fountain Gives Keynote at Conference in Brazil

Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy), Director of the National Center for Digital Government, gave the keynote address at the opening of Brazil’s first national digital government conference.

Ash Receives Award for Research and Creative Activity

At the tenth annual Faculty Convocation in September Michael Ash, chair of the Department of Economics, was among the recipients of the 2014 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.

Green Growth Report for the U.S. Released

Groundbreaking report quantifies the investment and technology deployment needed for the U.S. to avoid the consequences of climate change.

The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus

Michelle Budig's research on the parenthood pay gap goes viral.

Chilton to Present Talks on Heritage Studies in Madrid & Paris

Prof. Elizabeth Chilton (anthropology), founding director of the Center for Heritage & Society (CHS), has been invited to present at international conferences in Madrid and Paris.

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