The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Analysis By UMass Economists Palladino And Lala Cited By White House In Promoting President Biden’s Economic Plan

Palladino and Lala, who analyzed the plan for the Political Economy Research Institute on behalf of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Center for American Progress (CAP), found that the $400 billion investment in-home- and community-based services (HCBS) in the President’s plan would create more than 777,000 good-paying home care jobs across the country over the next decade, which would help address the industry’s severe job shortage.  More >


Nia Decaille '15 on Journalism, Digital Media, and Working Her Way Up to the 'The New York Times'

If you’ve ever read a headline on The New York Times website, chances are you’ve seen the work of Nia Decaille, class of ’15. In her new role as a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Editor, she helps to amplify The Times’ most popular articles by researching which words people use to find online content and deciding which topics matter to the audience.  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.



U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern to Speak at School of Public Policy's Fall Kick Off

“We're honored that Congressman McGovern is joining us to celebrate the start of a new academic year,” said Alasdair Roberts, SPP director. “The School of Public Policy is at an exciting point in its growth plan. And this year we're marking the fiftieth anniversary of graduate public policy education at UMass Amherst.” More >


Diversity in Social Data Science Leadership Academy (DS2)

September - December 2021 | The Diversity in Social Data Science (DS2) Leadership Academy is a free multi-day event designed to support UMass students interested in data-driven careers related to the social sciences as they look to begin the job-seeking process. All UMass undergraduate and graduate students interested in data-driven careers requiring a substantive social science background are welcome.  More >

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