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).

SPP Offers Variety of Undergraduate Courses in Spring 2017

For the Spring 2017 semester, the School of Public Policy will offer six undergraduate courses this spring open to students in any major.

Havlin '16 Publishes Research in Working USA

SPP alumnus Michael Havlin, MPPA Class of 2016, has published an article in Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, based on research he began for his capstone project.

Mednicoff on Prospects for Middle East Policy Under the New Administration

In a piece published in the Conversation, David Mednicoff (public policy and Middle Eastern studies) describes the realities President-Elect Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will face in developing effective U.S. relations with the Middle East.

Schmidt Speaker at 2nd Annual UMass Social Entrepreneurship Day

SPP Professor of Practice Elizabeth (Betsy) Schmidt will serve on a panel, "Pursuing Business and Social Goals Through Hybrid Organizing," on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 1:45-3:00 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge. 

SPP Students Compete for 2017 Hult Prize

Hadassah Minga Masudi and Zulekha Abu will compete as a team with Sustainability Science student Alicia Luhrssen in this year’s Hult Challenge on December 5. Supported annually by the Clinton Global Initiative, the Hult Challenge provides a $1 million award to a social enterprise designed to help the world's poorest and most vulnerable populations.    

Spring 2017 Public Engagement Fellowship Applications Due Nov. 21

Public Engagement Fellowships support faculty who want their research to make a difference in the world. Interested in becoming a Spring 2017 Fellow? Additional information and application available here.

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."