Current Students

JooHee Han (Sociology) Awarded Prestigious Dissertation Grant

JooHee Han, Department of Sociology, has been awarded a doctoral dissertation grant for $15,000 from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.  Han's dissertation, titled “The Military and Incarceration: Hidden Mechanisms of Racial Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market, 1980-2010”, will study the rise of mass incarceration in relation to military downsizing. 

Student Interns Alongside Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“I’ve always been fascinated with global affairs,” says Chris Caro ’16 (political science/economics), who interned in Bangladesh this past spring with the aid of scholarships. Caro worked for Grameen Bank, an organization that was the pioneer behind the concept of microfinance. Muhammad Yunus, pictured with Caro, won the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and developing the ideas of microfinance and microcredit.

The Business World Needs Communication Majors: A Student's Perspective

“I think it would be tremendously difficult for a business in today’s market to thrive without the knowledge that someone who studies communication could provide,” says Emily Champagne ’16 (communication).

Interning at the Heart of Government, Politics, and Policy Making

What could be better for a political science and legal studies major with aspirations in government and law than spending a summer interning in the nation’s capital? Two summers interning, of course, and Josh Odam ’17, of Brooklyn, NY, couldn’t be happier.

Internship Shows Barowich Important Work Isn't Always Glamorous

While working this summer to strengthen opportunities for Massachusetts women in politics, Kelsey Barowich (MPP ’16) is learning a vital lesson: Just because work is important does not necessarily mean it is also glamorous.

Celebrating Graduation 20,000 Feet Up

Alex Calder, recent graduate of the resource economics department and his fellow UMass roommate Jeff Rogers summited Alaska’s Mount McKinley, located in the Denali National Park and Preserve, this past May. Only 50% of climbers who attempt the climb ever make it to Denali’s summit.

Scholarship Makes WCVB Internship Possible

“I’m so grateful to the Bacherman family for even considering me for this scholarship,” says Haley Bucelewicz ’16 (communication/journalism), recipient of the Scott J. Bacherman Scholarship. “While my internship at WCVB is an amazing opportunity, it’s unfortunately unpaid and takes up most of the time I would otherwise have working a paid job. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to intern at WCVB. This scholarship means so much to me."

SBS Student is Chief Curator of TEDx Amherst

Nicole Malinowski ’16 (economics) was the Chief Curator of the TEDx talk that came to UMass in April. Among the many featured speakers were Jeffrey Donovan, UMass alumnus and star of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” Richard Jadick, doctor of the Iraq War, and Withelma Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2014.

Journalism Major Nia Decaille Wins Senior Leadership Award

Nia Decaille’s many leadership roles on campus earned her the Senior Leadership Award this year. “It means a lot to me because I learned from so many great leaders, who are also people of color on campus,” she says. “This award really goes to those before my who taught me how to lead.”

Students Receive CRF Research Grants and Awards

The Center for Research on Families has announced its Spring 2015 Research Grant and Award Recipients. Sixteen talented students, two of whom are SBS students, received awards in six categories to support family research for a total of nearly $50,000 awarded.

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