The University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Palladino Joins School of Public Policy and Economics Faculty

“There’s such a need now for people who are motivated to solve big public policy problems,” Palladino said. “I’m really excited to engage with students who are motivated, passionate, committed.”

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Graduating Students Receive School of Public Policy Honors

Pammy Eisner received the Philip Hertz Scholarship Award, while Alex Plowden received the M.V. Lee Badgett Award for Social Justice.

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Alumni Profile: Michelle Goncalves, MPPA 2006

"I was able to create UMass Women into Leadership from scratch, so that in itself is amazing. As I reflect on our fifth year, I am grateful for the network of supporters that we have cultivated, too. These supporters—including many SPP alums, faculty, and staff—have helped to mentor UWiL students in countless ways."

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School of Public Policy Launches Degree Program with India’s JK Lakshmipat University

Students in the program will complete a year of study at the JKLU campus, then come to UMass to complete their Master of Public Policy degree.

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Students in Environmental Policy Class Connect with International Experts

Professor Marta Vicarelli used a Ken Feinberg Course Development Grant to bring in speakers working on innovative sustainability efforts around the world.

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Support the School of Public Policy during UMassGives, April 29 and 30

Gifts made during SPP's Power Hour — Tuesday, April 30, from 8 to 9 p.m. — could help the school win bonus prizes. 

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Internship Spotlight: Peter Houston, Massachusetts State Senate

"Even the seemingly smallest policy issues have a lot of different stakeholders and angles to consider. It really puts the legislative process into perspective."

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School of Public Policy Announces New Summer Online Courses

There's still time to register for the Local Government Administration and Strategic Fundraising & Philanthropy courses, both of which begin July 8.

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Beacon Hill Project Wraps Up Successful Inaugural Year

In the project's first year, School of Public Policy students met with more than three dozen policy professionals from government, think tanks, nonprofits, advocacy groups, and higher education, many of them alumni of the program.

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Workshop Will Look at How Unions and Co-ops Can Work Together

Rebecca Lurie of the CUNY School of Labor and Union Studies will lead the workshop, which is presented by the Wellspring Cooperative.