News and Events

President Robert Caret Visits Amherst on #UMassontheMove Bus Tour

Nia Decaille ’15 (journalism, legal studies) sat in the lobby of the fourth floor of the Integrative Learning Center on Thursday, October 9, 2014 with fellow journalism majors awaiting the arrival of the UMass system president Robert Caret. 

$457,000 NSF Grant for Election Panel Survey Goes to Schaffner

Brian Schaffner's funding will allow him to create one of the largest multi-year election panel surveys ever produced.

Firsthand Experiences Shape Comm Major’s Worldview

Jasmine Abreu ’14 (communication) has involved herself in a myriad of campus activities, including participation in the first UMass Women into Leadership Conference.

Jane Fountain Named Spotlight Scholar

Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy), director of the National Center for Digital Government, has been named a UMass Spotlight Scholar. 

Article by Investigative Journalism Students Featured in Boston Globe

A story by Eric Bosco '15 (journalism) and Kayla Marchetti '14 (communication/journalism), published on the front page of the Sunday Boston Globe on September 28, 2014, revealed circumstances surrounding the death of a UMass student due to an overdose of heroin.

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.

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