News and Events

NSF International Grant Awarded to Anthropologists for CHESS

A $249,861 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has come to anthropologists Krista Harper and Jacqueline Urla to implement "Culture and Heritage in European Societies and Spaces (CHESS)" for another three years.

UMass Amherst Among Best Campuses for LGBT Students

Campus Pride recognizes UMass Amherst as one of the best campuses in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.

In Search of a Challenging and Purposeful Career

When Alexander Kniazev ’14 (economics and mathematics) received the William M. Bluestein Memorial Scholarship in May he gained freedom from the financial strain he faces daily.

NSF Funds Development of Research Network for Infrastructure Responses to Coastal Hazards

Department head Elisabeth Hamin (landscape architecture and regional planning) has received $737,000 over five years from the National Science Foundation’s Research Collaboration Network (RCN): Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES).

ISSR Introduces Inaugural Director

The Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is delighted to introduce its inaugural director, Laurel Smith-Doerr, who was hired after a national search. 

New Faculty 2013-14

This fall the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences welcomed several new tenure track faculty and lecturers to campus. 

UMass Among Top for ROI on Research Investment

The University of Massachusetts ranked 11th on a list of American universities with the highest rate of licensing revenue return on research investment.

Princeton Review Puts UMass High on ‘Green Honor Roll’

UMass Amherst is one of the top 22 among more than 800 colleges nationwide recognized this month as a “Green Honor Roll School” by The Princeton Review.

Resource Economist is Pioneer in Economics of Food Safety

Professor Julie Caswell (resource economics) has taken over the presidency of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

Sara Plourde '12 Makes Pitch for Canada

Former Minutewoman softball pitcher Sara Plourde '12 (sociology) is playing for Team Canada.