Amel Ahmed Named the New Director of Diversity Advancement at SBS

Amel Ahmed, Associate Professor of Political Science, has been appointed as the next SBS Director of Diversity Advancement.  A scholar of comparative politics, American political development, and democratic theory, she will be working to promote excellence, inclusion, and diversity throughout the College. More >


Pancakes and Politics: A Networking Event for UMass Alumni

Two of Boston’s dynamic UMass alums, Melissa James ’10 and Eliza Shirazi ’13, invite you for Pancakes and Politics:  A Networking Event for UMass Alumni. Melissa is Founder and CEO of Tech Connections. Eliza is Founder and Creator of Kick It by Eliza.  Both were named one of the BostInno 50 on Fire, in 2016 and 2015, respectively. RSVP by January 18. 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.



LARP Student Team Honored in American Institute Of Architects Competition

LARP Associate Professor Frank Sleegers and a team of graduate students were given Honorable Mention for their submission to the American Institute Of Architects (AIA) Philadelphia Chapter competition, Transforming The Tunnel: The Rail Park. They competed against over 2,000 teams from around the world. More >


Social Science Matters: Ideology and Evidence in the making of US Immigration Policy

January 25, 2017, 11:30 AM, Amherst Room, Campus Center-- The first Social Science Matters lecture of the semester will feature speaker Douglas Massey, professor of Sociology at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He will discuss the work he has done with legislators and policymakers in developing his migration research for policy use. He will also give his perspective on how academics can best work with the new administration on migration policy going forward. Lunch will be served. More >

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