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Senior Spotlight: Stephanie Ramirez on her UMass Experience and Future Ambitions

“I’m seeing the world with different eyes now, and it’s all due to the fact that I’ve been educated within SBS. I’m constantly thinking about the bigger picture, having intelligent conversations in my classes and with friends, and learning how to view the world more globally. Being an SBS student has given me that opportunity. I’m not sitting in a classroom trying to memorize facts to rehash later on an exam. I’m having valuable conversations that I take with me outside the classroom.”

Professor Jane Fountain Attends World Government Summit in Dubai

The World Government Summit focuses on shaping governments of the future and improving government service delivery through innovation. Billed as the largest annual government gathering in the world, the Government Summit serves as a global platform by gathering officials, thought leaders, policy makers and business leaders dedicated to developing the future of government.

Department of Communication Launches Diversity and Social Justice Film Series

Throughout the spring semester, the Department of Communication will be screening a series of films around the theme of diversity and social justice. Upcoming films include Cinemability (February 17th), The Hunting Ground (March 23rd), and Further off the Straight and Narrow: The New Gay Visibility on Television, 1998-2006 (April 13th). All screenings will be held at 6:00pm in the Communication Department Hub in the ILC.

Bushouse Kicks off Spring 2016 CPPA Faculty Colloquium

The Center for Public Policy and Administration will kick off its Spring 2016 Faculty Colloquium on February 1st with a talk by Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Brenda Bushouse. 

Undergraduate Scholarships Now Available

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offeres a wide variety of scholarships to help our students reach their academic goals. Not only are scholarships are offered to students pursuing internships, studying abroad, or working on research projects; SBS provides financial support for outstanding academic achievements and work-related endeavors.

Badgett Discusses Book on Public Engagement in Higher Ed

Over the past 25 years, Lee Badgett’s own research has helped to shape state and national policies governing the rights of LGBT individuals, including the legalization of same-sex marriage. Badgett draws on her experience, along with the experiences of other public intellectuals, to show how academics can successfully create the professional networks and “voice” that allow their research to be heard before Congress, on public radio, or on the editorial pages of such national newspapers as the New York Times or Washington Post.

Perspectives from a Recent Graduate: Christopher A. Lukasik '15

Christopher Lukasik graduated this past December after building an impressive academic career during his time at UMass. Lukasik, a Legal Studies and Public Health double major, currently works at the Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition as the Youth Outreach Liaison. He has already begun directly applying his educational background to the work he is doing at the coalition, and says "One of the most exciting [parts of the job] is working with student groups to integrate health promotion into their operations". 

SBS Brings Career Preparation Into the Classroom

SBS is offering an important new course aimed at teaching students fundamental career preparation skills. Strategies for Career-Seeking and Beyond will launch this spring and cover the job search process, how to secure a job offer, and everything in between. This new course is part of SBS's mission to create independent and fearless leaders who are ready for the world beyond UMass.

State Leaders Welcome UMass Women to the State House

Public leaders from across the state welcomed UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) to the State House to learn more about public service and leadership in the Commonwealth.

Paik Leads Report Impacting Women's Reproductive Health

A new study led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst sociologist Anthony Paik finds that sexually active teenage girls who took a pledge of abstinence were at a higher risk of contracting human papillomavirus (HPV) and having non-marital pregnancies than those who did not take such a pledge.

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