News and Events

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.

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.

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. 

SBS Surpasses Campaign Goal of $28 Million

In April 2013, the UMass Rising campaign to raise $300 million was launched, with SBS being charged to raise $28 million. In May, the UMass Amherst Foundation Board was proud to announce that the University, and SBS, had surpassed those goals a year ahead of schedule. Thanks to the contributions from the alumni community, UMass Rising has become the campus’s most successful fundraising effort in its 152-year history.

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.

The Power of Communication Between People and the Media

“I’m very interested in the communication between people, media, and how the two interact,” says Pasquale Corso ’17 (communication), recipient of the Spring 2015 Connor Internship Award.

Senior Wins Dean’s Opportunity Fund Scholarship

“I am so honored to receive the Dean’s Opportunity Fund scholarship,” says Alida Lefebvre ’16 (sociology/WGSS). “Receiving this award makes all the hard work I put into my classes and extracurricular activities worth it. I overload on my credits so I will be able to graduate a year early. This award helps me feel less stressed about the upcoming semester.”

Bianca Renzoni Makes Internship Dreams a Reality Through SBS Scholarships

“I’m a firm believer in the saying ‘be the change you want to see in the world’,” says Bianca Renzoni ’17 (history/anthropology), the 2015 recipient of the SBS Dean’s Opportunity Fund Scholarship as well as the Ansin Study Abroad Scholarship.

Valerie Inniss Uses Social Media in her Summer Internship

Valerie Inniss ’16 (Journalism) promotes the values of the Match Charter Public School in Boston.