News and Events

Haas Awarded for Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity

At the 2015 Faculty Convocation on Friday, October 2, Peter Haas (political science) was presented with the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.


Friends of Howard Ziff Dedication and Reunion

The UMass Journalism community gathered Saturday, Sept. 26, to dedicate the Professor Howard M. Ziff Gallery in the Journalism Department. 

Anthropology Student Fights for Social Justice

Frida Caro ’16 (anthropology) was the recipient of the SBS Dean’s Opportunity Scholarship. An anthropologist at heart, Caro discovered her passion for studying current issues of cultural identity in the context of social injustice and discrimination.

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.

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.