News and Events

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.

Misra Awarded Chancellor's Leadership Fellowship

The goal of her fellowship, which will begin in September of 2016, is to understand which university programs have been recruiting, retaining, and successfully placing students of color. “We want to build on those successes to create programs that support all students at UMass,” Misra explains.  She will work to develop programming that fits the needs of UMass graduate students.

Student Profile: Mentewab Kebede

Mentewab Kebede ’16 (legal studies/political science) has certainly made her mark on the UMass campus over the last four years, and plans to continue to make a mark on the world after graduation.  

Badgett Featured Speaker at United Nations Celebration of Human Rights Day

As part of the United Nation's commemoration this year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Lee Badgett will speak about the effects of discrimination not only on the human rights of LGBT people, but also on the effects of such discrimination for international economic development

BCT Program Receives Green Giant Award

The Building and Construction Technology program has been honored with a 2015 Green Giant award in the education category for its efforts in educating future leaders in green building and sustainability.

Faculty Profile: Joshua Braun, Assistant Professor of Journalism

“From where I sit in this lovely new building, being able to apply for grants to bring guest speakers into my classrooms, it definitely feels like I have room to breathe and stretch in ways I didn’t previously. I’m thrilled to be here and I can’t say enough about all my points of contact both within the department and in SBS.”

Behind the Leader: Jessica Williams

Communication and philosophy double major, Jessica Williams, is an integral member of the ALFP. She appreciates how easily accessible the program has made faculty members, through faculty presentations and engagements with members of the program. “The program has also taught me that our professors and instructors are more than happy to talk to students, so it never hurts to send an email or drop by their office hours,” says Williams.

Behind the Leader: Arjun Chawla

“So far, I have been greatly impacted by the ALFP,” says Arjun Chawla '16, SBS Academic Leadership Fellow and Communication major. “Being a member of this group of future world leaders has enhanced my leadership skills substantially.”