SPP Enrolls Record Numbers

SPP welcomes its largest class to date with 36 new students in accelerated and two-year master's programs.

Bushouse Co-Edits Special Volume on Ostroms

The August 2016 issue of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly celebrates the legacy of the late Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom and her husband Vincent.

Murray-Close, Misra Awarded Grant to Study Parenthood, Gender Wage Gap

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.

Wellspring Cooperative Seeking Investment in Springfield Hydroponic Greenhouse Project

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.

Brandt Featured on NPR's Marketplace

Brandt's comments, on a new study about the worst pollution event in history, suggest the economic costs of pollution-fueled asthma in the U.S.

Schweik Helps Direct Citizen Science Project at Make-It Springfield

Funded through UMass Extension, the makerspace project helped high school students in Springfield to build an open source Arduino-based air quality sensor.

Marcie Muehlke (MBA/MPPA ‘12) Receives $50,000 Award from Valley Venture Mentors

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.

MPPA Alum Michelle Goncalves '06 Awarded Zuckerberg Leadership Prize

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.

Emily Devenney, MPP ’16, Honored with Academic/Community Transformation (ACT) Award

The award recognizes student leadership, academic excellence, and community contributions through service-learning or community engaged research.

Schweik Named SPP Interim Director

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.