SPP welcomes its largest class to date with 36 new students in accelerated and two-year master's programs.
Marta Murray-Close, economics, and Joya Misra, sociology and public policy, have been awarded a one-year, $65,355 grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth to construct estimates of how parenthood contributes to the gender wage gap.
This greenhouse will contribute to economic vitality and rejuvenation of the Springfield region by creating jobs and supplying fresh greens year-round to institutional, retail and local community markets.
Funded through UMass Extension, the makerspace project helped high school students in Springfield to build an open source Arduino-based air quality sensor.
Celia Grace, a social enterprise founded by Marcie Muehlke (MBA/MPPA ‘12), received the highest award for participation in the 2016 Valley Venture Mentors program.
The Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Chair/Prize is designed to reward leaders of courage, conviction, and selflessness who have devoted their time and talent to helping the University of Massachusetts to accomplish its goals.
The award recognizes student leadership, academic excellence, and community contributions through service-learning or community engaged research.
Charles Schweik, professor of environmental conservation and public policy, will become interim director of the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy on June 1, 2016.