Upcoming Award and Grant Application Deadlines

As the semester starts up, don’t forget about the many research funding opportunities that abound! SBS and UMass research, professional development, conference/visitor award deadlines are coming up soon. More >


How Minouche Shafik '83 became one of Britain's most influential people

"We need to do a better job of explaining our contribution to society and how essential rigour, clear communication, training in critical thinking, and genuine academic debate are to the good that we do,” says Dame Minouche Shafik '83, Director of the London School of Economics. More >


Social Science Matters

We are home to a broad range of approaches to social science, from purely theoretical and interpretive, to qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Our priority is to ensure that this exciting social science research connects with the public while showing the relevance of the social sciences to everyday lives and policy.



UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) Accepting Applications for 2019 Fellows

Have you considered a career in public service? Are you interested in learning more about leadership? Do you want to gain hands-on experience, expand your professional network, and jump-start your career? Join UWiL! Applications are accepted until October 15. More >


Dean Alfange Lecture: Free Speech on Campus with Nadine Strossen, Former ACLU President

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm in the Old Chapel, Great Room - 2nd Floor | Student support for First Amendment protection for controversial speech and speakers is in the decline, leading students to such measures as calling to disinvite provocative speakers, and asking professors to exclude such material from courses. While a staunch champion of the objective--to provide equal educational opportunities for all students--Strossen lays out the case that limiting even the most offensive, hateful, provocative speech will do more harm than good for the essential causes of equality and social justice... (follow the link for full description) More >

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Dean Alfange Lecture: Free Speech on Campus

Old Chapel, Great Room - 2nd Floor

Zube Lecture: Biophilic Cities - Emerging Urban Models and Promise of a Global Movement

University of Massachusetts, 170 Design Building, 551 N. Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002
4.30pm to 5.30pm
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