The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Why Public Engagement?

As citizens and as scholars, we have an interest in today’s debates about public policy, conversations about the state of the world, and imagining a different future. Read more about the Public Engagement Projects' Mission and Vision

Public Engagement Project Announces Nine Faculty Selected for the 2015 Faculty Fellows Program

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.

Linda Tropp Co-Authors Column on How Racial Bias and Prejudice Continue to Have a Negative Impact in America

"The beginning of a four part series by Linda Tropp and Rachel Godsil sharing insights from the mind sciences to help answer why race continues to be so salient even while most people actively reject racism. And practices that can help change behavior and outcomes."

Part I: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sound-science-sound-policy/201412/racial-anxiety-can-perpetuate-racial-inequalities

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