News and Events

UMass Basketball Star First Openly Gay D-1 Player

Derrick Gordon '15 (sociology) stepped forward on April 9 as the first openly gay player in Division I men's college basketball and shared his story with ESPN and Outsports.

Student's Internships Are "Win-Win"

Kabir Thatte ’16 (political science) knows the value of internships. Although he is only a sophomore, he has already interned with Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Joe Kennedy for Congress, the Town of Medfield, and the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.

Childhood Interest in Artifacts Becomes Student’s Career Choice

With a passion for paleontology and archaeology, Nadia Waski '14 (anthropology) is learning as much as she can through her department, the Anthropology Club, and her internships, including one at the Museum of Natural History in New York City and another at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.

SBS Senior Celebration Ceremony, Call for Pictures

The SBS Senior Celebration Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 10 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mullins Center. Due to the popularity of last year's pre-ceremony slide show, we will create a new one featuring this year's graduates.

Hird Named Interim Dean of SBS

The Provost has appointed John A. Hird, who has been Senior Associate Dean since 2011, to take over the helm of SBS.

International Economist Takes on Major New Role at Bank of England

Former deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Nemat Shafik '83 (economics) takes on a newly created role overseeing banking and markets at the Bank of England.

Caswell Named Woman of Influence in Food Industry

The Griffin Publishing Company has named Julie Caswell (resource economics) one of the Women of Influence in the Food Industry for 2014.  Women of Influence honors are supported by individuals and firms from throughout the food industry.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients include Cornish, Goldman

Recipients of the Alumni Association's most prestigious recognition for alumni, faculty and friends include Audie Cornish '01 (journalism), co-host of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and Professor Sheldon Goldman (political science), a leading expert on judicial selection and confirmation.

Dean Feldman Named Deputy Chancellor of UMass Amherst

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has appointed Dean Robert S. Feldman deputy chancellor for the UMass Amherst campus, effective April 1. 

Former Boston Police Commissioner to Examine Rowdy Student Behavior

In the aftermath of a massive and unruly off-campus bash, known as the Blarney Blowout, UMass Amherst has retained the services of former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis to conduct a comprehensive review.

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