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SBS Wing Thing Welcomes Students, Raffles iPad

The annual SBS Wing Thing, a welcome-to-campus event for all SBS majors, again was a smashing success. Besides offering good eats—wings, chili, chips, salsa, desserts—and some great music, the event offered opportunities to network with other SBS students, undergraduate advisors and other resources, faculty, and staff.

New Faculty Bios, 2012-2013

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences welcomes the following new tenure track faculty and lecturers to campus.

Epstein To Receive Recognition for Accomplishments

Congratulations to Economics Professor Gerald Epstein, who will be receiving an Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity at the 2012 Faculty Convocation on Sept. 14.

Pollin Explores Full Employment in New Book and News Series

Professor Bob Pollin (economics) recently participated in a multi-part interview series, aired on the Real News Network, discussing his new book, Back to Full Employment, whether full employment is possible, and how to get there.

Bodybuilding: High School Students Reconstruct Human Skeleton in UMass Summer Workshop

By the end of their weeklong workshop in biological anthropology, seven Greenfield High School students could reconstruct a human skeleton, make no bones about it. They were given that very opportunity in August, when a fictional dog “discovered” the bones of a human hand.

Anthropologist Presents at Paris Conference, Engages in Fieldwork

It’s been a busy summer for Professor Jacqueline Urla (anthropology). At the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) conference in Paris she made a plenary presentation at the EASA conference.

Anthropologist Receives NSF Grant for Ethnographic Study in Italy

Professor Elizabeth L. Krause (anthropology) has been awarded a 2-year, $164,410 grant from the National Science Foundation for her project “Chinese Immigration and Family Encounters in Italy.”

Alum Directs Music Video to Promote Women in Science

Lindsay Van Dyke '11 (sociology) directed a new music video for the band Mates of State to help promote the "Science Fair" CD put out by Florence, MA-based label Spoil the Child, Spare the Rock.

Urban Design Project in Rome Brings Insights and Recognition

Garrett Stone ’12 (landscape architecture) spent three years as an owner and operator of a small café in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his father before enrolling at UMass Amherst. Admitting that he “kind of fell into the food service industry,” Stone discovered landscape architecture one day walking through the student design gallery at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.