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School of Public Policy Offers Variety of Undergraduate Courses for Spring 2017

Six undergraduate courses in public policy are available for enrollment this Spring! Interested? Learn more about each course in this news item or visit our Undergraduate Course List and select "Spring 2017."

Five College Team Among NASA “Smart City” Competition Finalists

Palista Kharel (MPPA/MBA '18) and SPP Interim Director Charlie Schweik participated in the project that ranked fifth in the NASA World Wind Europa Challenge competition to design solutions for "smart cities."

UMass Seeks Applicants for SPP Assistant/Associate Professor in Cybersecurity and Public Policy--Deadline Extended to Nov. 15, 2016

An outstanding scholar and teacher is sought to join SPP as an assistant or associate professor with expertise in cybersecurity and public policy. Details and application information available here.

Mednicoff Publishes in MEI Rule of Law Series

The piece by SPP Professor David Mednicoff examines contested meanings of the rule of law in the Arab Gulf, and is one of several articles being published from a multi-year, $1.1 million grant-funded project on that topic. 

SPP Co-Sponsors Talk by Child Trafficking Expert

Eric Opoku Agyemang’s talk, “The Health and Social Implications of Child Trafficking in Ghana,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 28, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in Thompson 620. Agyemang is an alumnus of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Knodler Speaker at Oct. 3 SPP Faculty Colloquium

Professor Mike Knodler (civil and environmental engineering) will talk about "The Intersection of Transportation and Public Policy" on Monday, Oct. 3, from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Thompson 620.

SPP Instructor David Kassel Publishes New Book

Managing Public Projects: A Strategic Framework for Success in an Era of Downsized Government, is the second edition of Kassel's 2010 book and includes several new case studies of interest to policy audiences.

Bushouse Elected to ARNOVA Board

Associate Professor Brenda Bushouse (political science and public policy) was elected to the board of directors for ARNOVA, an international association dedicated to fostering research in the nonprofit sector.

2016 SPP Faculty Colloquium Series Begins on September 19

Erin Baker (industrial engineering) will open the series on Monday, September 19, at 12:15 p.m. in Thompson 620 with a talk on public decision-making in the face of significant disagreement among experts.

Schmidt Publishes Book on Nonprofit Law

Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt, SPP Professor of Practice, has published the second edition of Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization.

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