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The University of Massachusetts welcomes Gina McCarthy to campus Sept. 10, 2017

Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to speak on campus on Sept. 10

-- Via UMass News & Media Relations

Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under former President Barack Obama, will give the keynote address to the North East Graduate Student Water Symposium (NEGSWS) on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Engineering Lab II auditorium at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event is free and open to the public.

Governor Charlie Baker signing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act into law

UMass School of Public Policy alum celebrates passage of legislation that originated from her graduate studies

Laura Sylvester, MPPA/MPH ’16, traveled to the Massachusetts State House in Boston on July 27 to celebrate Governor Baker signing a bill she helped create and shape as a graduate student -- the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Elena Kvochko '10 climbs on Mount Everest for charity

She traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal and onward up the Nepali side of Mount Everest as part of a charity challenge to raise awareness for Refugees International

Stetson ’18 (MPP) invited to speak at Massachusetts Democratic Convention

Earlier this year Stetson ran for one of the seats in the town of Amherst’s delegation, winning the race, and securing a seat at this year’s statewide gathering of Democratic activists.

Corrado '18 Authors Post About Pollinators

SPP Keel Fellow Danielle Corrado, a summer intern at the International Food Information Council Foundation, penned a piece in @FoodInsight about the importance of pollinators to our food system. Learn more.

Wellspring Breaks Ground on Springfield’s First Production Greenhouse

Members of the SPP and UMass communities joined those in the Springfield community for the June 7, 2017, event. 

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Charles SchweikMartha Fuentes-Bautista

Science & Technology Grant Supports SPP Collaborations

SPP interim director Charlie Schweik will collaborate on a grant from the UMass President's Office to advance research on the use of unmanned aerial systems.

Colón Recognized for 25 Years of Service to UMass Amherst

The School of Public Policy congratulates and thanks Kathy Colón for her 25 years of service to the University of Massachusetts Amherst!

SPP Donors Support Summer Internships

Thanks to the support of such donors as Richard Barnard and Kristen Keel, SPP students will serve this summer in internships across the globe.

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