News and Events

Rally for Tolerance

In response to several threatening racist messages that were scrawled on dorm-room doors, about 1,000 students of all colors flooded the Student Union to lend their voices to a suddenly powerful outcry against racism on campus.

Our Alumni Making a Difference

Samalid Hogan ’03 (economics/Spanish) is launching CoWorkSpringfield!, an initiative dedicated to creating a diverse peer support network of entrepreneurs while offering a professional coworking space in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.

Freezing Plans for Motherhood Mask Larger Issue of Wage Penalties

In the New York Times Opinion Pages' "Room for Debate" (October 15), Prof. Joya Misra (sociology and public policy), editor of the journal Gender & Society, speaks out about "Freezing Plans for Motherhood and Staying on the Job."

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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