News and Events

Mothers in Academia

Many women in academe view their profession as either indifferent or outright hostile to motherhood.

Students Publish Economics Journal

This spring eleven economics undergraduates published the first issue of the Massachusetts Undergraduate Journal of Economics (MUJE).

Mednicoff Receives $1 Million for Middle East Research

David Mednicoff (public policy), director of Middle Eastern studies, has been awarded a $1.01 million grant for interdisciplinary research on legal development and practices in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Two Fellowships for Econ Student

Economics PhD student Theresa Owusu-Danso is the recipient of two fellowships, a dissertation fellowship awarded by the African Economic Research Consortium and an international fellowship awarded by the American Association of University Women.

Du Bois Library Falcon Chicks Banded

Officials from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife banded three pergrine falcon chicks, two males and a female, hatched atop the Du Bois Library in May.

Book Commemorates UMass 150

In 1863, just a year after Congress enacted the Morrill Act, which created land grant colleges, the new Massachusetts Agricultural College embarked on its mission to offer instruction to the state’s citizens in the “agricultural, mechanical, and military arts.”

SBS Senior Celebration Honors Graduates

The Mullins Center was packed and spirits were high as the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences congratulated the Class of 2013 on May 11 at its annual Senior Celebration.

SBS Scholarships Presented to Ninety

Shortly before the end of the semester, ninety scholarship awards were presented to SBS students for internships, study abroad, and merit.

Badgett Honored with University Conti Fellowship

M.V. Lee Badgett (economics) has been awarded a Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship for outstanding scholarly work.

UMass Rising Campaign Seeks to Raise $300 Million

In this sesquicentennial year, UMass Amherst has launched “UMass Rising,” its most ambitious fund-raising campaign ever, with a goal of $300 million.