News and Events

Two Fellowships for Econ Student

Economics PhD student Theresa Owusu-Danso is the recipient of two fellowships, a dissertation fellowship awarded by the African Economic Research Consortium and an international fellowship awarded by the American Association of University Women.

Book Commemorates UMass 150

In 1863, just a year after Congress enacted the Morrill Act, which created land grant colleges, the new Massachusetts Agricultural College embarked on its mission to offer instruction to the state’s citizens in the “agricultural, mechanical, and military arts.”

SBS Senior Celebration Honors Graduates

The Mullins Center was packed and spirits were high as the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences congratulated the Class of 2013 on May 11 at its annual Senior Celebration.

SBS Scholarships Presented to Ninety

Shortly before the end of the semester, ninety scholarship awards were presented to SBS students for internships, study abroad, and merit.

Badgett Honored with University Conti Fellowship

M.V. Lee Badgett (economics) has been awarded a Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship for outstanding scholarly work.

UMass Rising Campaign Seeks to Raise $300 Million

In this sesquicentennial year, UMass Amherst has launched “UMass Rising,” its most ambitious fund-raising campaign ever, with a goal of $300 million.

$300 million UMass Rising Fundraising Campaign Announced

University leaders have announced the launch of “UMass Rising,” the campus’ most ambitious fund-raising campaign ever. Now in its sesquicentennial year, UMass Amherst has set a goal of $300 million to achieve new heights in the Commonwealth and the nation.

Subbaswamy Inaugurated as Chancellor

With academic pomp and pageantry, Kumble R. Subbaswamy was formally inaugurated April 27 as chancellor during ceremonies at the Mullins Center. The installation was held in conjunction with a weeklong commemoration of the founding of the campus in 1863, an occasion noted by Subbaswamy during his inaugural address.

Senior Celebration Ceremony on May 11

The SBS Senior Celebration Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mullins Center. All SBS graduates in attendance will be recognized individually and receive a UMass Amherst medallion. Tickets are not required; seniors may invite as many guests as they like.

Boston Globe Sunday Supplement Celebrates 150 Years of UMass

A special supplement in the Boston Sunday Globe celebrating UMass Amherst’s sesquicentennial, that began the week of April 21, included an interview with alumnus/comedian Bill Cosby and an essay by alumnus Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric.

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