News and Events

Samalid M. Hogan '03 Named Western Regional Director of Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

Hogan brings a broad range of experience to the new post, including 12 years in economic development and project management. Most recently, she was the consulting project manager for the Holyoke Innovation District on behalf of the MassTech Collaborative and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.

Anna Branch Appointed Faculty Advisor to Chancellor for Diversity and Excellence

Enobong (Anna) Branch, associate professor of sociology and director of diversity advancement for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been appointed as Chancellor Subbaswamy's new faculty advisor for diversity and excellence.

Sibii’s Social Justice Journalism Course Explores Issues of Immigration

Professor Razvan Sibii’s course, Social Justice Journalism, dives deep into one major issue each semester that it is offered, providing students with a profound understanding of the topic at hand.

Sylvia Brandt Featured on NPR's Marketplace

The story discussed a new study about the long-term effects of the London Smog, a five-day event in December of 1952 that killed 4,000 people. The study found that fetuses and children under one year of age were five times more likely to develop asthma.

Dean E. Robinson Named Terrence Murray Commonwealth Honors College Professor

Dean E. Robinson, associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been named the Terrence Murray Commonwealth Honors College Professor. The two-year award was approved by the UMass Board of Trustees on June 15.

Anna Branch Among Four Selected for Women’s Leadership Institutes

Enobong (Anna) Branch, associate professor of sociology and director of diversity advancement for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is one of four women to be selected for the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute.

Donal Carbaugh Named Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association

Given annually, the NCA Distinguished Scholar Award is the association’s highest accolade. It honors a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication.

Michelle Budig, Sociology, Receives SBS Dean's Research Excellence Award

Michelle Budig, Professor of Sociology, has been awarded the SBS Dean's Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes distinguished achievement in scholarship and research, and recipients are nominated by their peers.

Why I Give: Jackie Brousseau-Pereira on the Impact of Supporting Internships

“I see it firsthand… These financial awards and scholarships make all the difference with the students who just don’t have a lot of resources and end up working a job that may not give them the same kind of skill building and networking experience. Given the importance of building networks and making connections before you even enter the workforce in today’s competitive market, making these opportunities possible is crucial.”