News and Events

Sociologist Jennifer Lundquist Publishes New Research

While numerous studies have shown that the marriage rate among military service members is much higher than civilians of the same age, new research from Jennifer Lundquist (sociology) has found specific reasons that lead these young men and women to make this important decision.

Political Scientists Receive Grant From the Russell Sage Foundation

Kevin Young and Bruce Desmarais receive a $77,658 Russell Sage Grant to study Revolving Doors in Financial Regulation

 

Anthropologist Eric Johnson Featured on History Channel Series

Did giants walk the earth? This age-old question is the basis of the new History Channel series Search for the Lost Giants, which featured Eric Johnson (anthropology) on one of the latest episodes.

Learning Out Loud in the ILC

Active, collaborative learning can be loud, and so most of the classrooms in the new Integrative Learning Center in the heart of campus are equipped with sound-absorbing walls.

New Study Shows Financial Burden of Asthma in Los Angeles

Asthma caused or worsened by living near major roadways cost Los Angeles County more than $441 million in 2007 alone, according to a new peer-reviewed article by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Southern California and the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Anthropologist Sonya Atalay Receives Major Fellowship

New classes in Ojibwe language and the construction and launch of a traditional birch bark canoe are among the programs funded by $206,500 grant awarded to Sonya Atalay (anthropology).

SBS Scholarships Enhanced Opportunities for Learning

Amanda Aziz '15 (political science) has taken advantage of many learning experiences, including an undergraduate research assistantship, thanks in part to a number of scholarships made possible by alumni gifts.

Fatherhood, Race and Politics

Assistant Professor Tatishe Nteta (political science), a 2014 Family Research Scholar with the Center for Research on Families, explores if and how major events in the political realm affect racial attitudes, focusing on how culture, political trends, and major life cycle events influence individuals as they mature.

Fountain Receives Vision Award from World Economic Forum

At the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda held in Dubai on Nov. 9-11, Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy) received a Vision Award on behalf of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government.

SBS Alumni Represent Massachusetts

Congratulations to the seven SBS alumni who have won their election campaigns for State Rep in Massachusetts!

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