News and Events

Chancellor Offers Update on Diversity Planning

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy this week updated the campus community on strategic planning efforts related to diversity, inclusion and equity and announced several new actions, including the creation of a new assistant provost for diversity, increased scholarships and the formation of a Graduate Student Diversity Task Force.

Cheryl Garrity '88, Real Life Wonder Woman

A leader, mentor and feminist, Cheryl Garrity '88 (political science) was recently presented with the Wonder Woman Award by the Massachusetts National Organization for Woman (NOW).

Get Involved and Make Connections, Advises Senior

An SBS Internship Award made the experience at FRONTLINE PBS possible for Mitchell Scuzzarella ’15, who has been involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities and participated in multiple internships. He says, "Find something you’re passionate about and dive-in headfirst."

In Peru, Badgett Addresses Economics of LGBT Discrimination

During a trip to Peru from Oct. 12-17, Prof. M.V. Lee Badgett (economics), director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, educated diplomats, government officials, working professionals and university students on the potential negative economic consequences of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Book by Sociologists Gerstel and Clawson Gets Media Attention

Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules by Prof. Dan Clawso(sociology) and Distinguished Prof. Naomi Gerstel (sociology) has been getting an increasing amount of coverage in prestigious media sources such as NBC News, The Nation, and The American Prospect.

Spring 2015 Public Engagement Fellowships Call for Applications

Faculty: Do you want to present your research to audiences beyond the academy, write an effective op-ed piece or policy brief, testify before Congress, or work with community and professional groups? 

Alumni Spotlight: Ashleigh Barry

Ashleigh Barry ’99 (journalism) has covered her share of powerful stories, but her most recent news special for 10TV in Columbus titled "Saving Sarah" has won an Emmy Award and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. 

UMass Experiences Shape Senior’s Future

Mark Daly '15 (journalism), recipient of an SBS Internship Award that allowed him to work at the Lowell Spinners baseball team, says this and so many other UMass experiences have paved the way for a career in media relations.

Comm Alum Takes a Leap to Volunteer in Nicaragua

“Right after college is the best time to do something like this,” Dan Robinson ’14 (communication/information technology) says. “It’s a time where you’re trying to figure out what’s next in your life. Going far outside your comfort zone and surrounding yourself with a completely new culture and language is a great way to reflect on the past 4 years of college."

Rally for Tolerance

In response to several threatening racist messages that were scrawled on dorm-room doors, about 1,000 students of all colors flooded the Student Union to lend their voices to a suddenly powerful outcry against racism on campus.

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