News and Events

Rising Researcher Award Goes to Allison Masley ’15

This award, sponsored by the Vice Chancellors for University Relations and Research and Engagement, recognizes exceptional UMass Amherst undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. Allison Masley ’15 (anthropology/political science) is one of five students chosen as a recipient for the fall semester 2014.

Chancellor Offers Update on Diversity Planning

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy this week updated the campus community on strategic planning efforts related to diversity, inclusion and equity and announced several new actions, including the creation of a new assistant provost for diversity, increased scholarships and the formation of a Graduate Student Diversity Task Force.

Cheryl Garrity '88, Real Life Wonder Woman

A leader, mentor and feminist, Cheryl Garrity '88 (political science) was recently presented with the Wonder Woman Award by the Massachusetts National Organization for Woman (NOW).

Get Involved and Make Connections, Advises Senior

An SBS Internship Award made the experience at FRONTLINE PBS possible for Mitchell Scuzzarella ’15, who has been involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities and participated in multiple internships. He says, "Find something you’re passionate about and dive-in headfirst."

In Peru, Badgett Addresses Economics of LGBT Discrimination

During a trip to Peru from Oct. 12-17, Prof. M.V. Lee Badgett (economics), director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, educated diplomats, government officials, working professionals and university students on the potential negative economic consequences of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Book by Sociologists Gerstel and Clawson Gets Media Attention

Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules by Prof. Dan Clawso(sociology) and Distinguished Prof. Naomi Gerstel (sociology) has been getting an increasing amount of coverage in prestigious media sources such as NBC News, The Nation, and The American Prospect.

Spring 2015 Public Engagement Fellowships Call for Applications

Faculty: Do you want to present your research to audiences beyond the academy, write an effective op-ed piece or policy brief, testify before Congress, or work with community and professional groups? 

Alumni Spotlight: Ashleigh Barry

Ashleigh Barry ’99 (journalism) has covered her share of powerful stories, but her most recent news special for 10TV in Columbus titled "Saving Sarah" has won an Emmy Award and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. 

UMass Experiences Shape Senior’s Future

Mark Daly '15 (journalism), recipient of an SBS Internship Award that allowed him to work at the Lowell Spinners baseball team, says this and so many other UMass experiences have paved the way for a career in media relations.

Wellspring Collaborative Receives New Grants

The Wellspring Collaborative, an innovative economic development organization in Springfield co-directed by Fred Rose, lecturer at the Center for Public Policy and Administration, has received two new grants totaling $70,000. 

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