Bragging Writes

A Little Princess

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, notable author and Dean of Commonwealth Honors College, has recently been published for her contributions in the compilation of three Frances Hodgson Burnett novels: The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.

Banu Subramaniam

Race, gender, and sexuality are found all around us, yet these are concepts to which some of us give little thought. Where do these come from? In what scientific evidence (or lack thereof) are they based? How do they affect the ways in which we engage with the sciences? 

Chaitra Gopalappa, PhD

Chaitra Gopalappa, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, and her team were awarded a $1.2-million grant to assess the effectiveness of public health initiatives and investments in targeting a variety of chronic diseases. 

Goldwater scholarship

This highly-competitive, national award recognizes college sophomores and juniors pursuing research careers in the natural sciences.

The award celebrates the honorees' career achievements and their commitment to the Western Massachusetts community, demonstrated by their involvement in volunteer activities.

For the final project for the honors political science course "The Politics of the End of the World" students were given the task of researching, recording and releasing a podcast exploring major changes in Massachusetts history. The podcast has four 20-25 minute episodes that explore different...

Six talented Commonwealth Honors College undergraduates were awarded Rising Researcher awards through the university's Research Next program. Research Next is the campus's official window into the research, scholarship, and creative activity that distinguishes UMass Amherst as a top research...

Commonwealth Honors College Dean Gretchen Gerzina will begin the celebration with a welcome address, followed by greetings from University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy and Provost John McCarthy.



The University of Massachusetts Amherst will honor the exemplary achievement, initiative, and leadership of some of its most talented and accomplished graduating seniors during Undergraduate Commencement.


Commonwealth Honors College student and biology major, Monali Faldu '19, won first prize in the second annual That's Life [Science] Undergraduate Writing Contest. That's Life [Science] is UMass Amherst's graduate student STEM blog and outreach organization, which provides a free collection of...