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Bushouse Receives Grant for Child Policy Research

Bushouse will use the grant from the UMass Amherst Office of Research Development for her project Philanthropy, Advocates and Child Policy in the United States. 

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Alumni Profile: Mike Nicholson, MPP 2017

"The School of Public Policy taught me how to look at policy through a broad lens, rather than in a specific area. Aspects of public policy can be found in just about any field, discipline, or topic."

Allie Haber

Alumni Profile: Allie Haber, MPP 2017

"Remember that public policy is a tool to help us understand our society. Don’t just take what you learn at face value—let it teach you how to combat racism, sexism, xenophobia, and transphobia and advocate for those around you."

Martha Fuentes-Bautista

Fuentes-Bautista Coauthors Chapter on Media Literacy

The piece details the UMass Department of Communication's approach to teaching and research on media literacy.

Linda Tropp

Tropp Receives Scientific Impact Award

The award, from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, recognizes highly influential research over the last twenty-five years.

Joya Misra

Misra Elected VP of American Sociological Association

Misra, whose research focuses on gender, race, and class inequalities, will serve three years.

David Mednicoff

Mednicoff Examines Definition of "Rule of Law" in New Article

The article, published at The Conversation, considers how the Trump administration's definition of the concept appears to vary from that of the Founding Fathers.

Jonathan Ward

Alumni Profile: Jonathan Ward, MPPA/MBA 2014

"I didn’t come into the School of Public Policy with strict goals; I just knew I wanted to make the world a better place, and the program was able to support that. My MPPA prepared me to be a successful professional in the social-change field."

Al Roberts Spotlight Scholar

Roberts Named "Spotlight Scholar"

The School of Public Policy director talks about his most recent book, and about SPP's role preparing a new generation of public service leaders.

Joya Misra & Carrie Saldo, Connecting Point

Misra Interviewed about "Motherhood Penalty" in US Workforce

The School of Public Policy and Sociology professor spoke to Connecting Point about her research on the persistent wage gaps between women with and without children.

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