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Katie Charbonneau Overcomes Obstacles and Paves Way to Success

Charbonneau has made a name for herself on campus through the many organizations of which she is a part. This is her third year working as a Peer Mentor for Residential Life, and she has been a Peer Advisor for SBS for two semesters. One of her main focuses, though, has been founding a chapter of the national organization for grieving college students called Actively Moving Forward.

Chris Earls ‘16 Advocates for Better Higher Education Funding

The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) invites anyone involved with public higher education institutions to visit the state legislator’s office to advocate for better funded, affordable, and accessible public higher education. This year, Public Higher Education Advocacy Day is March 7. Chris Earls describes the importance of this day and what students can do to help.

Senior Spotlight: Dianna Bronchuk Embraces Leadership at UMass

“One of the things SBS promotes is cultivating diverse and open-minded students. Because of SBS, I’ve had successful interviews that landed me two internships, I have a global perspective on world issues, I’m able to open dialogue without misrepresenting cultures or ethnicities that aren’t my own, and I’ve grown into someone who knows how to interpret situations in a mature way."

Get To Know Your SBS Peer Advisor, Skylar Cowley

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Advising Resources Center is home to 29 Peer Advisors. These exemplary students work in 128 Thompson greeting students, answering their questions, scheduling appointments, and helping students navigate life in the College. SBS is sitting down for Q&A sessions with the Peer Advisors to help you get to know them!

Get to Know Your SBS Peer Advisor, Tyler Cotta

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ Advising Resources Center is home to 29 Peer Advisors. These exemplary students work in 128 Thompson greeting students, answering their questions, scheduling appointments, and helping students navigate life in the College. SBS is sitting down for Q&A sessions with the Peer Advisors to help you get to know them

Senior Spotlight: Stephanie Ramirez on her UMass Experience and Future Ambitions

“I’m seeing the world with different eyes now, and it’s all due to the fact that I’ve been educated within SBS. I’m constantly thinking about the bigger picture, having intelligent conversations in my classes and with friends, and learning how to view the world more globally. Being an SBS student has given me that opportunity. I’m not sitting in a classroom trying to memorize facts to rehash later on an exam. I’m having valuable conversations that I take with me outside the classroom.”

Inside the Classroom with Milena Marchesi of Anthropology

We took a peek inside Milena Marchesi's Spring 2016 semester course, Anthropology 205: Inequality and Oppression.

Professor Jane Fountain Attends World Government Summit in Dubai

The World Government Summit focuses on shaping governments of the future and improving government service delivery through innovation. Billed as the largest annual government gathering in the world, the Government Summit serves as a global platform by gathering officials, thought leaders, policy makers and business leaders dedicated to developing the future of government.

Department of Communication Launches Diversity and Social Justice Film Series

Throughout the spring semester, the Department of Communication will be screening a series of films around the theme of diversity and social justice. Upcoming films include Cinemability (February 17th), The Hunting Ground (March 23rd), and Further off the Straight and Narrow: The New Gay Visibility on Television, 1998-2006 (April 13th). All screenings will be held at 6:00pm in the Communication Department Hub in the ILC.

Bushouse Kicks off Spring 2016 CPPA Faculty Colloquium

The Center for Public Policy and Administration will kick off its Spring 2016 Faculty Colloquium on February 1st with a talk by Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Brenda Bushouse. 

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