News and Events

UMass Hosts Premier of New Documentary on Israel and Palestine

On Thursday, April 5, 2016, the Pioneer Valley will premiere Media Education Foundation's (MEF) newest documentary film about Israel’s decades-long propaganda war in the U.S. at UMass, and will be accompanied by a Q&A by Sut Jhally of the Department of Communication. 
 

Get To Know Your SBS Peer Advisor, Matthew White

"Before becoming a Peer Advisor, I had never had the opportunity to work individually with my peers simply to aid them in their pursuit of goals as students and as individuals. Through that I have also learned more about myself as a person. I have learned some of my weaknesses along with some of my strengths as an individual." 

SBS ‘Food for Thought’ Series Brings Students and Alumni Together for Discussions on Careers

The Food for Thought series is a part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ initiative to connect students with alumni on campus.

Fountain Makes Recommendations for Next Administration

Political Science Professor Jane Fountain’s white paper, Building an Enterprise Government: Creating an Ecosystem for Cross-Agency Collaboration in the Next Administration, makes recommendations for building enterprise approaches in government. It was published on Monday, March 14, 2016 jointly by the Partnership for Public Service and IBM Center for the Business of Government

Katie Charbonneau Overcomes Obstacles and Paves Way to Success

Charbonneau has made a name for herself on campus through the many organizations of which she is a part. This is her third year working as a Peer Mentor for Residential Life, and she has been a Peer Advisor for SBS for two semesters. One of her main focuses, though, has been founding a chapter of the national organization for grieving college students called Actively Moving Forward.

Chris Earls ‘16 Advocates for Better Higher Education Funding

The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) invites anyone involved with public higher education institutions to visit the state legislator’s office to advocate for better funded, affordable, and accessible public higher education. This year, Public Higher Education Advocacy Day is March 7. Chris Earls describes the importance of this day and what students can do to help.

Senior Spotlight: Dianna Bronchuk Embraces Leadership at UMass

“One of the things SBS promotes is cultivating diverse and open-minded students. Because of SBS, I’ve had successful interviews that landed me two internships, I have a global perspective on world issues, I’m able to open dialogue without misrepresenting cultures or ethnicities that aren’t my own, and I’ve grown into someone who knows how to interpret situations in a mature way."

Get To Know Your SBS Peer Advisor, Skylar Cowley

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Advising Resources Center is home to 29 Peer Advisors. These exemplary students work in 128 Thompson greeting students, answering their questions, scheduling appointments, and helping students navigate life in the College. SBS is sitting down for Q&A sessions with the Peer Advisors to help you get to know them!

Get to Know Your SBS Peer Advisor, Tyler Cotta

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Advising Resources Center is home to 29 Peer Advisors. These exemplary students work in 128 Thompson greeting students, answering their questions, scheduling appointments, and helping students navigate life in the College. SBS is sitting down for Q&A sessions with the Peer Advisors to help you get to know them

Senior Spotlight: Stephanie Ramirez on her UMass Experience and Future Ambitions

“I’m seeing the world with different eyes now, and it’s all due to the fact that I’ve been educated within SBS. I’m constantly thinking about the bigger picture, having intelligent conversations in my classes and with friends, and learning how to view the world more globally. Being an SBS student has given me that opportunity. I’m not sitting in a classroom trying to memorize facts to rehash later on an exam. I’m having valuable conversations that I take with me outside the classroom.”

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