February 6, 2015

The research conducted by Michelle Budig, sociology, on how having children causes working mothers to see a 4 percent decline in earnings while the father sees an increase in earnings of 6 percent, is mentioned in a story about what financial success looks like. (The Billfold, 2/6/15: Office of News and Media Relations, Feb 6, 2015)

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February 5, 2015
Whitney Battle-Baptiste (Anthropology) is mentioned in  an article titled "Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education."  Read the full article here.

Read UMass New Office release on Baptiste's appointment  here.

February 5, 2015
UMass Amherst, News and Media Relations, December 18, 2014

Anthropology professor Elizabeth Chilton has been named associate vice chancellor for research and engagement by Vice Chancellor Mike Malone, who said she will work on implementing research and engagement elements of the campus strategic plan, improving communication, and increasing research support capacity and services... read more


February 4, 2015

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive six-week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC and DC) and online section of the fellowship.

Dates: All sections will be from 03/23/15 to 05/01/15

January 20, 2015

The Public Engagement Project (PEP) at the University of Massachusetts is pleased to announce the 2015 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows program. Nine UMass faculty members from across eight departments and three colleges and schools will draw on their substantial research record to impact policy, the work of practitioners, and public debates. Faculty fellows receive a stipend and technical training in communicating with non-academic audiences.


December 19, 2014

As you have likely heard, this week House and Senate negotiators unveiled a compromise package containing 11 of the 12 outstanding fiscal year (FY) 2015 appropriations bills.  The "CRomnibus," as it is being called given that it takes on the characteristics of both an omnibus bill and a continuing resolution (CR), narrowly passed the House of Representatives last night and is expected to pass the Senate by week's end.  President Obama has stated that he will sign the package, thereby completing the FY 2015 appropriations process nearly three months into the new fiscal year.  A two-day CR was enacted last night before the midnight deadline to provide extra time for the Senate to debate and pass the measure and get it to the President's desk. 

A few highlights: