News and Events

Fatherhood, Race and Politics

Assistant Professor Tatishe Nteta (political science), a 2014 Family Research Scholar with the Center for Research on Families, explores if and how major events in the political realm affect racial attitudes, focusing on how culture, political trends, and major life cycle events influence individuals as they mature.

Fountain Receives Vision Award from World Economic Forum

At the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda held in Dubai on Nov. 9-11, Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy) received a Vision Award on behalf of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government.

SBS Alumni Represent Massachusetts

Congratulations to the seven SBS alumni who have won their election campaigns for State Rep in Massachusetts!

Rising Researcher Award Goes to Allison Masley ’15

This award, sponsored by the Vice Chancellors for University Relations and Research and Engagement, recognizes exceptional UMass Amherst undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. Allison Masley ’15 (anthropology/political science) is one of five students chosen as a recipient for the fall semester 2014.

Chancellor Offers Update on Diversity Planning

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy this week updated the campus community on strategic planning efforts related to diversity, inclusion and equity and announced several new actions, including the creation of a new assistant provost for diversity, increased scholarships and the formation of a Graduate Student Diversity Task Force.

Cheryl Garrity '88, Real Life Wonder Woman

A leader, mentor and feminist, Cheryl Garrity '88 (political science) was recently presented with the Wonder Woman Award by the Massachusetts National Organization for Woman (NOW).

Get Involved and Make Connections, Advises Senior

An SBS Internship Award made the experience at FRONTLINE PBS possible for Mitchell Scuzzarella ’15, who has been involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities and participated in multiple internships. He says, "Find something you’re passionate about and dive-in headfirst."

In Peru, Badgett Addresses Economics of LGBT Discrimination

During a trip to Peru from Oct. 12-17, Prof. M.V. Lee Badgett (economics), director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, educated diplomats, government officials, working professionals and university students on the potential negative economic consequences of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Book by Sociologists Gerstel and Clawson Gets Media Attention

Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules by Prof. Dan Clawso(sociology) and Distinguished Prof. Naomi Gerstel (sociology) has been getting an increasing amount of coverage in prestigious media sources such as NBC News, The Nation, and The American Prospect.

Spring 2015 Public Engagement Fellowships Call for Applications

Faculty: Do you want to present your research to audiences beyond the academy, write an effective op-ed piece or policy brief, testify before Congress, or work with community and professional groups? 

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