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Laura Sylvester

Sylvester Working to Pass State Law Protecting Pregnant Workers

Laura Sylvester (MPPA/MPH ’16) is tapping into her personal interests to weave a real-life public health policy campaign into her academic coursework.

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EEOC Commissioner to Address Sex Discrimination Laws

On Thursday, March 12, Chai Feldblum, commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will present a talk titled “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination: Revisiting Sex Discrimination Law.”

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CPPA Named Among Most Innovative Public Service Programs in U.S.

The Center for Public Policy and Administration has been named among the most innovative public service programs in the United States.

Sylvia Brandt

Brandt Named Public Engagement Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor Sylvia Brandt (resource economics and public policy) is one of the inaugural members of the Public Engagement Faculty Fellows program.


McCarthy to Address Human Trafficking Laws in Russia

Assistant Professor Lauren McCarthy (political science) presents her recent research in a talk titled “Ancient Horrors, New Laws: Human Trafficking in Russia.”

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MA Food System Plan Listening Session to be Held Feb. 3

CPPA, along with UMass Amherst's Auxiliary Services and Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment will join Fertile Ground in hosting a listening session related to the emerging Massachusetts Food System Plan.

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Wellspring Elects First Board and Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary of First Co-op

The end of 2014 brought two major milestones for the Wellspring Collaborative: Election of its first board of directors and the Wellspring Upholstery Cooperative's one-year anniversary.

Brenda Bushouse

Bushouse to Study Early Childhood Ed. Laws in CT

Associate Professor Brenda Bushouse (political science and public policy) has been chosen to conduct a case study of advocacy related to early childhood education in Connecticut from 2001 to present.

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Spirited Policy Networking in D.C. Jan. 13

D.C.-area alums are invited to CPPA's annual networking happy hour. Register today!

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Undergrads Present Policymaking for Social Change Projects

Undergraduates in Policymaking for Social Change presented their final projects last week, showcasing their passion for social justice and grasp of policymaking basics.