The University of Massachusetts Amherst

SBS Faculty Among Researchers to Receive $6.3 Million to Ensure Energy Transition is Sustainable and Equitable

A new interdisciplinary program at UMass Amherst, Elevating Equity Values in the Transition of the Energy system (ELEVATE), has been awarded two grants totaling $6.3 million from the National Science Foundation to ensure that the transformation of the electric grid is both sustainable and benefits all members of society equitably, an aspect of energy transition not often considered in policymaking or public discourse. More >


Journalism and Commonwealth Honors Alum Named Miss Massachusetts USA

Sabrina Victor ’18 was recently named Miss Massachusetts USA. Victor, who graduated from Commonwealth Honors with a dual degree in theater and journalism, says she got her inspiration to join beauty pageants during her time at UMass. After transferring to the Honors College in her junior year, Victor participated in the Miss Black and Gold competition. This gave her the confidence to compete in the Miss USA system. 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.



Call for Nominations for the UMass Amherst Rising Researcher Student Award Program

The UMass Amherst Rising Researcher student award program recognizes UMass Amherst undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. The Rising Researcher student acknowledgment program is designed to raise the profile of our most promising undergraduate students and to publicly acknowledge their excellent work.   More >


American Health Policy in 2020: A Pivotal Year for Change?

October 15, 2020 - 5:30 pm | Even before the pandemic, healthcare was commonly listed by Americans as one of the most pressing concerns for US policy reform. After the last six months of COVID-19 and with the upcoming November election, the topic is now seen as critical among the American public. Join our faculty experts for a discussion on: healthcare costs, disparities in quality of care and access, supply chain bottlenecks and shortages, additional implications from COVID-19, and proposed changes to healthcare policies. More >

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