News and Events

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.

International Conference, The Past for Sale? Coming Up at UMass Amherst

The UMass Amherst Center for Heritage & Society will be holding its third annual International Conference on May 15-17, 2013. "The Past for Sale? New Perspectives on the Economic Entanglements of Cultural Heritage" has garnered 120 abstracts from participants representing 30 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Norway, Panama, Syria, and Zimbabwe.

Grad Student Critique of Reinhart & Rogoff Report Goes Viral, Featured on Colbert

A working paper by PhD candidate Thomas Herndon and Professors Michael Ash and Robert Pollin (all economics) has garnered international attention. Heralded as a “bombshell report,” it revealed serious errors in a major study by eminent Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff that was used as the framework for austerity policies across the U.S. and internationally.

Comparing Planting Methods for Nursery Stock

Professor Dan Lass (resource economics) talks about a system being used by Amherst Nurseries, owned by John Kinchla '97, MS '02 (resource economics), that saves soil by wrapping root balls in a mixture of compost and bark in a knit fabric bag. And since this video was made, Resource Economics has joined the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.