SPP Co-Sponsors Talk by MA State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump

Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump will speak at UMass Amherst on Friday March 3rd, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in S340 Life Science Laboratories (LSL).

Schmidt Discusses Johnson Amendment in The Conversation

SPP Professor of Practice Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt's opinion piece, "How much does the Johnson Amendment curtail church freedom?," appeared in the Feb. 19, 2017, issue of The Conversation, an online site that disseminates research by academic experts. 

SPP Student Pamela Dutta '17 Named to Task Force

Dutta, associate director of the UMass Student Legal Services Office, will serve on the Chancellor's Federal Action Task Force to coordinate campus responses to presidential executive orders and related federal policies.

SPP Goes to the Big Apple!

For the first time ever, SPP students went to New York City as part of their annual Professional Development Seminar, visiting the UN, municipal agencies, and various NGOs.

School of Public Policy Collaborating on Science, Technology, and Policy Workshop Series

In this Spring 2017 series of workshops, students will work in interdisciplinary teams to understand the interactions between science and the policy process. 

SPP Lecturer Obed Pasha's Research to be Featured in Two Publications

Pasha's research on performance management systems will be featured in two forthcoming publications.

Badgett, Boutcher Awarded DOL Grant

M.V. Lee Badgett (economics) and Steve Boutcher (sociology and public policy) will use the $249,967 grant to investigate gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination among federal contractors.

Public Engagement Project Selects 2017 Faculty Fellows

Seven UMass faculty have been chosen as 2017 Public Engagement Project Fellows and will work this spring to make their research more accessible to the public. The School of Public Policy is a founding member of the Project. Read more here.

New Unmanned Aerial Systems Course Offered Spring 2017

A new course this spring offered through the School of Public Policy, and using curricular content from Trillium Learning, will offer students a chance to gain practical experience using UASs in a variety of applications. Interested? Register through SPIRE!

McDermott Co-Authors Policy Brief for National Coalition on School Diversity

Kathryn (Katie) McDermott (education and public policy) has co-authored an “issue brief” for the National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD).