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School of Public Policy Launches Beacon Hill Project

The program brings students on monthly trips to Boston where they meet with legislators, government officials, and advocacy groups and gain an inside look at the policymaking process. 

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Fellowship Program Bridges Gap between Food Policy and Science

The only program of its kind in the US, the Food Science Policy Fellowship offers students invaluable experiences and industry connections.

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Fountain Named Among 100 Most Influential in Field of Digital Government

The list, by the global policy platform Apolitical, recognizes people for their influence on the transition to digital governments, whether through policymaking, research, advocacy, or other means.

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Alumni Profile: Liana Ascolese

"SPP’s classes were broadly applicable to many different policy areas. A policy degree opens a lot of doors, and you may not know you have a certain interest until you actually start working, so keep all your options open."

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Rep. Kulik, Tapestry CEO Zoll to Speak at School of Public Policy Kick-off Event

The luncheon event, open to the UMass Amherst community, will also include a welcome from Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy.

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Tropp to Speak at Teaching Tolerance Summit

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will honor educators at the event.

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Badgett Coauthors Study on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

The researchers found that the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides necessary protections in states without anti-discrimination laws.

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Alumni Profile: Nick Russo, MPP 2013

"My degree has opened a lot of doors for me in a variety of fields ranging from fundraising and development to internet policy to communications and marketing. To me, versatility is the greatest value I have received from my degree."

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Visiting Students Learn about Makerspace Principles from SPP Team

School of Public Policy Professor Charlie Schweik and graduate student Dillon Coutinho recently introduced a group of students from the United Arab Emirates to the “makerspace” concept of collective problem-solving.

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Food Science Policy Alliance Supports National Academies Workshop

The workshop, to take place August 1 and 2 in Washington, DC, will consider how sustainable diets influence dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health.

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