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 and professional development deadlines are coming up soon. More >


Vinayak Rao '15 on the value of a liberal arts education

“I think liberal arts majors are very uniquely qualified because a liberal arts degree helps people to think critically, and it helps people get a broad exposure to a variety of fields and industries that no other degree really can.”  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.



SBS in DC Program Accepting Applications now!

The SBS in DC program offers SBS majors the opportunity to participate in a 10-week summer internship and connect with alumni working in Capitol Hill. Deadline to apply for Summer 2019 is November 16, 2018.  More >


AI for Social Good: Decision Aids for Countering Terrorism, Extinction, Homelessness

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12 P.M., Computer Science Building, Room 151: Milind Tambe will speak about the tremendous opportunity we have to direct advances in AI and multiagent systems research towards addressing complex societal problems. Tambe is Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering at the University of Southern California(USC) and the Founding Co-Director of CAIS, the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society. More >

Featured Event

Zube Lecture: Arc of Change

Room 170, Design Building, 551 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA
4.30pm to 5.30pm

The Midterms and a Political Pulse Check: A Thanksgiving-time Primer

The University of Massachusetts Club, One Beacon Street, 32nd Floor Boston, MA 02108
6.00pm to 8.00pm
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