The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Carol Sharick receives 2019 Chancellor’s Citation Award

Carol Sharick, Director of Career and Professional Development has been recognized for outstanding performance, and for creating innovative and high-impact programs that help SBS students access career opportunities. More >


Maggie Freleng '11 on finding her passion

“It was actually amazing, with how big of a school it was, and still I felt I had this very small community of people in the journalism department that were around to always help you and answer questions and really want you to do better.”  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.



Doctoral student awarded Arctic Research Grant

Adam Netzer Zimmer, doctoral student in Anthropology, has been awarded a Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grant to study the process of medical schools‘ cadaver acquisition in Iceland.  More >


De-Mystifying Public Engagement: A Two-Day Crash Course in Using Research to Change the World

June 10 - June 11, 2019 | Have you always dreamed of impacting the world with your research but aren’t sure how to engage with non-academic audiences? This two-day crash course in public communication and public engagement skills and networking can help. More >

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