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Distinguished Professor of Economics Léonce Ndikumana Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Distinguished Professor of Economics Léonce Ndikumana, considered by many to be one of the best-known and most widely respected African macroeconomists of his generation, has been named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. More >


DNC's Roger Lau '00, Political Science Alum, Made History

Roger Lau started his career in 1998 by answering an ad seeking an internship for Senator John Kerry's office in Springfield. Lau, at the time, was "struggling and adrift" in college, with subpar grades and a wanting resume. He landed an interview and proceeded to tell his would-be supervisor "all of his worst misdeeds," a counter-intuitive approach to a job interview where the goal is to impress the interviewer. More >


Social Science Matters

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is home to a broad range of approaches to social science, all of which we celebrate, from purely theoretical and interpretive research to all manner of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. One of our priorities 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.



Meet the SBS Students Named 2021 UMass Amherst Rising Researchers

Claire Healy '21, political science, Commonwealth Honors College; Isabel Levin '22, sociology, Commonwealth Honors College; and Solomon Siskind '21, sport management and sociology have been named spring 2021 UMass Amherst Rising Researchers. These persistent SBS undergraduates adapted to COVID-19 restrictions as they engaged in research, exercised their creativity, and elevated their campus and community. More >


Moving from Resistance to Writing

June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm (ET) | Have you been putting off your writing all year by promising yourself that summer is when you'll buckle down and get it done? Are you finding yourself continuing to procrastinate and avoid your writing even though summer has arrived? Have you ever wondered why it is that you really want to write, but just don't do it until there's a looming external deadline? More >

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