News and Events

Misra to Lead MA Part of Groundbreaking Study on Gender Differences in Faculty Workload

Professor Joya Misra (sociology and public policy) is one of seven scholars around the country working on a new $750,000 National Science Foundation project that will examine whether men and women university faculty have dramatically different workloads and, if so, what accounts for those differences and how they can be minimized.

Nominate Your Favorite Professor for the Distinguished Teaching Award

Celebrate excellence in teaching! Nominate your favorite teacher for a Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest recognition of teaching awarded to faculty members and teaching assistants/associates.

Pulitzer Prize Winner David Maraniss Speaks at UMass

The UMass Journalism and Communication Departments co-hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss on Wednesday Sept. 23.

Jennifer Lundquist (Sociology) Wins Award for Best Research on Military Families

“Reinstitutionalizing Families: Life Course Policy and Marriage in the Military,” authored by Jennifer Lundquist (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Zhun Xu (Renmin University of China) is recognized as the best piece of research on military-connected families published in the past year.

Inaugural Public Engagement Faculty Fellows Present at Panel on October 5

The Public Engagement Project is a collaborative faculty-driven initiative.

SBS Supports Faculty Research and Excellence

SBS has a strong commitment to social science research. In order to support the development and growth of the diverse and excellent faculty research in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Dean’s Research Council offers a variety of grants to support faculty research each year.

Nominations Open for Rising Researcher Student Award Program

The Rising Researcher student acknowledgement program is designed to raise the profile of our most promising undergraduate students and to publicly acknowledge their excellent work. 

Nominations Open for Spotlight Scholar Faculty Awards

The fall 2015 call for nominations for the UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar faculty award program are now open. This award publicly acknowledges the quality, dedication, and achievements of the UMass Amherst faculty. 

Linda Greenhouse to Deliver Dean Alfange, Jr. Lecture in American Constitutionalism

Linda Greenhouse is Senior Research Scholar in Law, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence, Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, David Maraniss, to Speak at UMass

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, will read from his new book, “Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story,” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in room N301 of the Integrative Learning Center. The UMass Journalism and Communication departments are sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.