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Yulia Suvorova
Yulia Suvorova ’20, Sustainable Fashion Suvorova’s mother taught her how to sew when she was young, and Yulia immediately developed a love for creating clothing. When she applied to colleges, the...
Julie Madhavi
Julie Mahdavi recently earned her master’s degree in fashion studies at Parsons, The New School for Design, in New York City. Her graduate research included issues surrounding faith-based dress when...
BDIC Interim Director Jonathan Wynn
Hello everyone! As interim director for BDIC since January, I have come to know the program well. I am continually in awe of our BDIC students. In May, we had a fantastic graduation ceremony, where...
Alex Bienvenue
Alex Bienvenue, Viticulture and Oenology, has accepted a position as vineyard manager at Thousand Islands Winery in Alexandria Bay, New York. He is also featured in the alumni section. Eli Briskin,...
Juan Martinez-Munoz - Class of 2018
Dempsey Award: The Dempsey Award was established many years ago by BDIC alumnus, John Dempsey, for the purpose of enhancing the scope of BDIC students’ educational experiences. The awards are made on...
Boston startup rocking socks of customers, students, homeless
Check out this article by Machaela Johnston about our savvy BDIC students and their new startup! http://dailyfreepress.com/2016/03/24/feat-socks-boston-startup/
An Alumni's Take on BDIC!
Will Sylvester graduated with a BDIC Concentration in Cultural and Social Filmmaking in 2011. Listen to what he has to say about how BDIC prepared him! http://bcove.me/f046a1n7
The First in the BDIC Fall Lecture Series
On October 21st, 2015, BDIC sponsored a lecture by two UMass Amherst graduates who shared their stories with BDIC students. Kate Cessna, 2008, and Erica Mattison, 2003, are both currently practicing...
WEINDRUCH SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT - JAMES GREENWOOD
James Greenwood, 2012 graduate of BDIC is the recipient of the Weindruch Scholarship. His concentration was Human Rights and Capitalism. You can read all about the scholarship here. 
Three BDIC Students Participate in Grinspoon Garvey Young Entrepreneurship Conference
MassLive reports on the entrepreneurship conference that was held in Springfield, MA on November 7, 2014.  Three BDIC students highlighted their company, Feat Socks. Owners Stephen Chan (BDIC,...
Alumnus Peter DiGiammarino, 1975 on Radio Show, "Critical Mass"
Peter DiGiammarino '75, a BDIC alumnus and Commonwealth Honors College Advisory Board member was interviewed on October 14th for the radio show Critical Mass, geared to providing peer-level learning...
Kastor Elected APS Fellow
Special congratulations to David Kastor, a BDIC faculty supervisor, who was elected as a fellow to the American Physical Society.  See the complete article here.   
Roif Awards in Film Studies
The 13th annual Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies will be presented to undergraduate certificate students in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies on Friday, May 3 at noon in 301...
BDIC Students win Commonwealth Honors College Awards
The Commonwealth Honors College has announced the winners of its annual awards, and BDIC students are well represented on their list.   Aram Bedrosian and Julian Gensler were both awarded "Class of...
Congratulations to Six BDIC Students, UMass Alumni Association Scholarship & Award Recipients!
We are very proud of six of our BDIC Students who have been selected as 2013 UMass Amherst Alumni Association Scholarship and Award Recipients: Karina Lopez '14 has been awarded the Michael W. Morris...
3rd Annual BDIC Alumni Networking Event
Click here to read about our 3rd Annual BDIC Alumni Networking Event
Denver Individualized Major Program National Conference March 6-8, 2013
In March of 2013, the BDIC Program was fortunate enough to send a cohort to Denver, CO to partake in the Fifth Annual Individualized Major Program National Conference hosted by Metropolitan State...
UCAN founded by BDIC students
UCAN is a student-run community service network that was founded by two BDIC students, Kurt Schultz, concentration: Cognitive Neuroscience and Sam Mardell, concentration: Science, Technology, and...
Jennifer Kehoe - Sustainable Development and Public Policy
After two years of serving with AmeriCorps VISTA in both Springfield, MA at Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity, and one in Anchorage, AK working with a rural village energy education program (...
Erica Rothschild - 21st Century Leader Award
Erica Rothschild (BDIC 2012, concentration "Social Justice Education and Conflict Resolution") was one of 13 graduating seniors to receive this year's University's 21st Century Leader Award (the...

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