News and Events

SBS/UMass to Celebrate ISSR Inaugural Event

On Friday, October 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at UMass Amherst will be hosting the inaugural event for the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR). The event will take place in the Massachusetts Room at the Mullins Center.

Filmmakers Bring UMass Professor's Book about Young Women and Sexuality to Screen

A powerful new documentary film adaptation of the book by Lynn Phillips, lecturer and chief undergraduate advisor (communication).

Alum Goldman Leads Marketing/Publicity at Jim Henson Company

Nicole Goldman '93 (communication) discusses her career with Amy Chaunt '13 (journalism) on UVC-TV.

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SBS Wing Thing Welcomes Students, Raffles iPad

The annual SBS Wing Thing, a welcome-to-campus event for all SBS majors, again was a smashing success. Besides offering good eats—wings, chili, chips, salsa, desserts—and some great music, the event offered opportunities to network with other SBS students, undergraduate advisors and other resources, faculty, and staff.

New Faculty Bios, 2012-2013

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences welcomes the following new tenure track faculty and lecturers to campus.

Epstein To Receive Recognition for Accomplishments

Congratulations to Economics Professor Gerald Epstein, who will be receiving an Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity at the 2012 Faculty Convocation on Sept. 14.

Pollin Explores Full Employment in New Book and News Series

Professor Bob Pollin (economics) recently participated in a multi-part interview series, aired on the Real News Network, discussing his new book, Back to Full Employment, whether full employment is possible, and how to get there.

Bodybuilding: High School Students Reconstruct Human Skeleton in UMass Summer Workshop

By the end of their weeklong workshop in biological anthropology, seven Greenfield High School students could reconstruct a human skeleton, make no bones about it. They were given that very opportunity in August, when a fictional dog “discovered” the bones of a human hand.

Anthropologist Presents at Paris Conference, Engages in Fieldwork

It’s been a busy summer for Professor Jacqueline Urla (anthropology). At the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) conference in Paris she made a plenary presentation at the EASA conference.