News and Events

Federal Grant Will Help Strengthen Education about Sexual Violence

A mandatory course focused on sexual violence and intervention by bystanders is being developed for all first-year students on campus. The online educational program is an outgrowth of a three-year, $270,000 grant awarded to UMass Amherst by the U.S. Department of Justice’s office on Violence Against Women.

Marketing Through Social Media at Estée Lauder

Elisa Thomas '95 (journalism/political science), the first global director of digital education at Estée Lauder Companies, teaches some of Estée Lauder’s more than 40,000 employees worldwide how to market through social media. She was on campus recently for the SBS alumni/student networking event.

Student Strives to Get Most Out of College Experience

Sara Amell '14 (sociology), who is paying her own way through college, has asked herself annually, "Can I afford another year?" Naturally, she was thrilled to receive the Class of 1945 Merit Scholarship to help with expenses.

Leidy Sievert Named Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Human Biology

Lynnette Leidy Sievert (anthropology), international expert on menopause and symptoms at midlife as aspects of human variation, as well as the evolution of menopause and post-reproductive life, takes over the helm of the top journal in the field.

Experimental Model Captures Key Aspects of Care Provision

Prof. Angela de Oliveira (resource economics) presented “Care Provision: An Experimental Investigation,” part of a larger project funded by the National Science Foundation, at the Science of Philanthropy Initiative's annual conference. 

Tour of Old Chapel

Old Chapel at UMass Amherst reveals a bright future and an interesting past.

Live from UMass Amherst

“Fox 25 Morning News” featured UMass Amherst during a live four-hour broadcast from the lawn in front of Goodell Hall.

Cole Research Scholarship Awarded

Kyle Little receives the Cole Undergraduate Research Award at the sixth annual Cole Lecture Series event.

Nearly Naked Mile Draws Scores of Participants

Community service was the focus of the Nearly Naked Mile event during Homecoming on campus.

Perry-Jenkins Named Director of Center for Research on Families

Prof. Maureen Perry-Jenkins '81 (psychology) takes over the helm of the Center for Research on Families after a decade of leadership by Prof. Sally Powers (psychology).

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