Undergraduates in Policymaking for Social Change presented their final projects last week, showcasing their passion for social justice and grasp of policymaking basics.
Assistant Professor Steven Boutcher (sociology and public policy) has been awarded a UMass Faculty Research Grant to study the connection between social movements and professional change.
Kevin Moforte (MPPA '13) is opening a soap factory in the Dominican Republic. It will be his first permanent business, but Moforte is no stranger to projects that help people and the environment, while developing the community.
On Dec. 1, Associate Dean for Education and Student Development Julie Caswell (resource economics) will present her recent research in a talk titled “Using Information Policy to Change Food Markets.”
Three students in Associate Professor Charles Schweik’s new “open science/maker” course are using creative methods to provide local towns with aerial images that will inform upcoming public management decisions.
At this week’s World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda, Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain received a Vision Award on behalf of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government.
CPPA is pleased to co-sponsor “Contesting the Crisis: Grassroots Activism and the Legacy of Thatcherism in the UK,” a talk by Dr. Susan Brin Hyatt on Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in Campus Center 905-909.
The next lecture in the CPPA Faculty Colloquium Series features Assistant Professor Bruce Desmarais (political science), who presents his recent research in a Nov. 3 talk titled “The Science of Policy: A Network Perspective.”
During a recent trip to Peru, CPPA Director M.V. Lee Badgett educated diplomats, government officials, working professionals and university students on the potential negative economic consequences of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The Wellspring Collaborative has received two new grants that will allow the Springfield-based project to complete plans for hydroponic greenhouses that offer city residents educational opportunities and jobs while providing fresh, year-round produce to area institutions.