April 16, 2014

This year the UMass campus boasts ten current graduate students who received the prestigious and competitive National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF), six of whom are in the social sciences.

Hearty congratulations go to advanced degree candidates Ivy Ilyse Hauser (Linguistics), Ember Skye W. Kane-Lee (Sociology), Erica Elaine Kowsz (Archaeology), Leland Paul Kusmer (Linguistics), Jana Lembke (Psychology), and Adam C. Zimmer (Biological Anthropology).

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

March 19, 2014

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 Scholars, who represent three colleges and five departments across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.

Bruce Desmarais
January 15, 2014

Assistant Professor Bruce Desmarais (Department of Political Science) has been named Associate Director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR).