Professor Marta Vicarelli and alums Madeline Leue and Elizabeth Murphy were part of the research team that surveyed Massachusetts residents about the effects of the pandemic on their households. The survey covered issues including employment, finances, childcare, education, and physical and mental health.
A university career specialist and counselor, Mastrangeli says the best part of his job is "seeing students develop confidence about their past experiences, value themselves, and overcome 'impostor syndrome.'”
"Walking Mannequins: How Race and Gender Inequalities Shape Retail Clothing Work" explores corporate-imposed beauty standards on workers, finding that fashion companies reinforce gendered and racial beauty standards.
UMass has also joined the Public Interest Technology University Network, a consortium of more than 40 universities across the U.S. dedicated to promoting the public interest in a tech-driven world.
An interview with School of Public Policy Director Alasdair Roberts about his forthcoming book, "Superstates: Empires of the Twenty-First Century," due out in fall 2022.
During his internship, Riley wrote letters of testimony for housing and public health legislation and worked on a report on the state's COVID-19 response. "Seeing my written words on official memos, testimonies, and Senate correspondences ... reaffirmed that I really can do this work!" he says.
Veeraraghavan, of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, will speak about his new book, Patching Development: Information Politics and Social Change in India, at the Feb. 24 online event.
In addition to the Zoom session, on Feb. 17 at 4 p.m., prospective students are invited to virtual drop-in admissions sessions every Tuesday and Thursday through April.