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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.

Michael Nicholson, UMass Amherst Senior and incoming MPP student, among ‘29 Who Shine’ Honored at State House

Michael Nicholson was honored May 9th at the State House during the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” ceremony. Nicholson is going to enter into the accelerated Masters of Public Policy (MPP) program at the School of Public Policy this fall.

CPE Offers Summer 2016 Course: Managing Public Projects

Continuing and Professional Education at UMass Amherst will be offering an online Public Policy and Administration course on managing public projects during the second summer session of 2016.The course will be taught by Professor David Kassel.

Heim Receives 2016 SBS Outstanding Teaching Award

Economist and School of Public Policy professor Carol E. Heim, who has been at UMass Amherst since 1981, has been selected for the 2016 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.

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