News and Events

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.

Caswell Named Woman of Influence in Food Industry

The Griffin Publishing Company has named Julie Caswell (resource economics) one of the Women of Influence in the Food Industry for 2014.  Women of Influence honors are supported by individuals and firms from throughout the food industry.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients include Cornish, Goldman

Recipients of the Alumni Association's most prestigious recognition for alumni, faculty and friends include Audie Cornish '01 (journalism), co-host of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and Professor Sheldon Goldman (political science), a leading expert on judicial selection and confirmation.

Dean Feldman Named Deputy Chancellor of UMass Amherst

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has appointed Dean Robert S. Feldman deputy chancellor for the UMass Amherst campus, effective April 1. 

Former Boston Police Commissioner to Examine Rowdy Student Behavior

In the aftermath of a massive and unruly off-campus bash, known as the Blarney Blowout, UMass Amherst has retained the services of former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis to conduct a comprehensive review.

UMass Graduate Programs, Including Sociology, Receive High Rankings by U.S. News & World Report

Each year U.S. News and World Report ranks universities and graduate programs, based on expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

UMass Performance Report

University of Massachusetts President Robert Caret is pleased to announce the first annual performance report that rates the University’s progress in achieving 21 goals across six priority areas.

Henderson Book is Lammy Finalist

Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production (NYU Press) by Prof. Lisa Henderson (communication) is a finalist for the Annual Lambda Literary Awards—fondly known as Lammys—in the LGBT category.

Vigil for Meghan Beebe '14

On Friday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. a vigil and reception will be held for Meghan Beebe '14 (sociology), who died on December 28 from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident in Connecticut.

Haas to Receive ISA's Distinguished Scholar Award

The International Studies Association (ISA) Environmental Studies Section will present Prof. Peter M. Haas (political science) with the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award at their annual meeting in Toronto, Canada.

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