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SBS Scholarships Transcend Majors

Nicolas Dundas, recipient of the SBS Merriam Internship Award last spring, enjoys working with others and understanding social norms. His interests span a wide variety of areas, which has afforded him the opportunity of landing an internship in Washington D.C.

Deeply Green

The campus’s new Design Building is a model of sustainable architecture

CRF Faculty Research Scholar Sylvia Brandt Examines the Cost of Pollution to Families.

Sylvia Brandt will be researching the economic cost of environmental degradation, specifically the employment cost to mothers of children who develop diseases due to localized pollution. 

Priming Women for Public Leadership

Heather Ducharme ’16 (legal studies/political science) spent the summer as an intern for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, whose office was one of the inaugural internship sites for the UMass Women into Leadership, a program that seeks to increase the number of women in public leadership.

Haas Awarded for Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity

At the 2015 Faculty Convocation on Friday, October 2, Peter Haas (political science) was presented with the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.

 

Anthropology Student Fights for Social Justice

Frida Caro ’16 (anthropology) was the recipient of the SBS Dean’s Opportunity Scholarship. An anthropologist at heart, Caro discovered her passion for studying current issues of cultural identity in the context of social injustice and discrimination.

Friends of Howard Ziff Dedication and Reunion

The UMass Journalism community gathered Saturday, Sept. 26, to dedicate the Professor Howard M. Ziff Gallery in the Journalism Department. 

Misra to Lead MA Part of Groundbreaking Study on Gender Differences in Faculty Workload

Professor Joya Misra (sociology and public policy) is one of seven scholars around the country working on a new $750,000 National Science Foundation project that will examine whether men and women university faculty have dramatically different workloads and, if so, what accounts for those differences and how they can be minimized.

Nominate Your Favorite Professor for the Distinguished Teaching Award

Celebrate excellence in teaching! Nominate your favorite teacher for a Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest recognition of teaching awarded to faculty members and teaching assistants/associates.

Pulitzer Prize Winner David Maraniss Speaks at UMass

The UMass Journalism and Communication Departments co-hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss on Wednesday Sept. 23.

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