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School's Out

Research by Jesse Rhodes (political science) reveals that standardized tests have a negative impact on parents' civic engagement.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Go to Six UMass Social Scientists

Of UMass's ten NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipients, six are in the Social Sciences, though not all are part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Going Places and Telling Stories Sum Up Senior’s Dream

Dan Peltier ’14 (journalism/political science) is finding ways to combine his interest in travel with his love of writing.

Focusing on International Cultural Sustainability

Flavia Montenegro-Menezes (landscape architecture and regional planning) has been actively engaging international communities, both locally and abroad, through research and teaching initiatives that involve assessing cultural values and behaviors.

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.

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