News and Events

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.

Is School Testing Driving Parents Away from their Child’s School?

In a newly published paper, political scientist Jesse Rhodes investigates how state education reforms may affect parents’ engagement in their child’s school.

Eat Your Heart Out

UMass Amherst has been named a top school for best campus food by The Princeton Review.

Old Chapel Nominated to National Register of Historic Places

The Old Chapel, which has served as a library, assembly hall, and heart of the former Massachusetts Agricultural College campus, has been nominated for listing on the National Register for Historic Places.

Irvine Lauded by ASA Magazine for Best Article

Janice Irvine (sociology), chair of the department, received the American Sociology Association’s 2012-14 Contexts Claude Award for Best Feature Article (Domestic).

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