News and Events

State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer ’71 to Join CPPA

State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer will join the faculty of the Center for Public Policy and Administration after he retires in January from a 26-year career as a state lawmaker. Brewer, a UMass Amherst alumnus, will serve as a professor of practice at CPPA.

James Shanahan ’91 Appointed Founding Dean of IU Media School

James Shanahan PhD ’91 (communication), professor and associate dean of the College of Communication at Boston University, has been appointed founding dean of Indiana University Media School.

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.

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.

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.

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.