News and Events

Integrative Learning Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The UMass Amherst campus formally celebrated completion of the $93 million Integrative Learning Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the 150,000-square-foot facility, which provides state-of-the-art classrooms for students in multiple disciplines.

Alumni Spotlight: Michael Fox '11

Michael Fox ’11 (political science) remembers the first time he heard about Root Capital; it was during his senior year at UMass. Having recently added an economics minor, Fox recognized Root Capital as a place where his interest in finance and political ideals could be married.

Scholarship Allows Senior to Pursue Thesis Research

“Be self-directed and shape your education the way you want,” advises Kelly Donovan ’15 (political science/BDIC, Peace and Conflict Studies), recipient of a 2014 Dean’s Opportunity Fund Scholarship.

Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman Named Fellow of AAAS

Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman has been recognized as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the field of social behavior, teaching psychology and promoting student success.

Sociologist Jennifer Lundquist Publishes New Research

While numerous studies have shown that the marriage rate among military service members is much higher than civilians of the same age, new research from Jennifer Lundquist (sociology) has found specific reasons that lead these young men and women to make this important decision.

Senior Sees Future Through Internship Experience

With the help of the Scott J. Bacherman Internship Award, Mackenzie Maynard '15 (communication) has been able to work as an intern at ABC 40 Springfield.

Political Scientists Receive Grant From the Russell Sage Foundation

Kevin Young and Bruce Desmarais receive a $77,658 Russell Sage Grant to study Revolving Doors in Financial Regulation

 

Anthropologist Eric Johnson Featured on History Channel Series

Did giants walk the earth? This age-old question is the basis of the new History Channel series Search for the Lost Giants, which featured Eric Johnson (anthropology) on one of the latest episodes.

Learning Out Loud in the ILC

Active, collaborative learning can be loud, and so most of the classrooms in the new Integrative Learning Center in the heart of campus are equipped with sound-absorbing walls.

New Study Shows Financial Burden of Asthma in Los Angeles

Asthma caused or worsened by living near major roadways cost Los Angeles County more than $441 million in 2007 alone, according to a new peer-reviewed article by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Southern California and the University of Basel, Switzerland.

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