News and Events

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.

Sociologists Receive NSF Grants

Michelle Budig and Enobong (Anna) Branch receive NSF grants totaling nearly $400,000 to study entrepreneurship, employment and income.

College Presidents Honor Cooks for Civic Engagement

Leda Cooks, professor of communication, receives the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award from Campus Compact.

Yearlong Lecture Series Offers Perspectives on Inequality

Thanks to the work of Laurel Smith-Doerr (sociology), director of the Institute for Social Science Research, and the Task Force on Promoting the Social Sciences, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce an exciting new speakers series, which this year is organized around the theme of Inequality.

Wooten Discusses Underprivileged Children

Melissa Wooten (sociology) was tapped by WalletHub, which has rated 2014′s Best and Worst States for Underprivileged Children, to share her expertise.

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.

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