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SPP Faculty, Students Organize International World Commons Week

The event included dozens of locally organized events on five continents, as well as a twenty-four-hour series of webinars led by speakers from across the globe.

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Alumni Profile: Raija Vaisanen, MPPA 2010

"The best part of my job is working with the community of partners across the state on the shared goal of connecting workers to good jobs that help keep businesses competitive in Massachusetts."

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Internship Spotlight: Pamela Eisner, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

"I would like to play a role in helping people both individually and systemically. I believe that policy, when done right, is the best avenue for helping large numbers of people and creating a better future."

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Remembering Professor George Sulzner

 “He was an outstanding professor, but, more important, George Sulzner was a living example of the greater principles he taught," said alumnus Larry Kocot. "The UMass community will be less without him.”

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Alumni Profile: Ted Harvey, MPPA 2011

"A lot of my job is being a good communicator. This includes writing and speaking, things which SPP definitely prepared me for. Also, the Housing class I took with Carol Heim definitely got me interested in housing and community development."

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Brian Sargent Joins SPP Faculty

Sargent’s research interests include race, racism, economic sociology, policy implementation, housing and urban sociology, and organizational studies.

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Michael Ash

Ash's New Book Looks at the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-8

In "Shadow Networks: Financial Disorder and the System that Caused Crisis," Michael Ash and co-author Francisco Louçã  consider the surprising resilience of the systems that led to the financial collapse.

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SPP Director Roberts Receives Pedagogy Award

Roberts was recognized for curricular innovations in his Strategies in Governing course.

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SPP's Misra on Team Working on Advancement of Underrepresented Faculty

The five-year, $3 million NSF grant brings together an interdisciplinary team from across campus to develop an innovative model that focuses on using collaboration as a tool for fostering equity for faculty of color and women in STEM fields.

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Alumni Profile: Evelyn Brand, MPP 2017

"The experiences and knowledge School of Public Policy faculty advised me to seek throughout my MPP were instrumental in placing me in and preparing me for my career."

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