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New Grants Keep Wellspring Growing

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.

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Mednicoff Presents First Analysis of Data from Grant on Rule of Law in Qatar

At a conference last month in Doha, Qatar, Assistant Professor David Mednicoff (public policy) presented the first data analysis from his three-year grant titled “The Rule of Law in Qatar: Comparative Insights and Policy Strategies.”

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Higher Minimum Wage Necessary and Possible, says Waging Democracy Panel

Despite all the gloom and doom coming out of Washington, D.C., these days, panelists offered the standing-room-only audience some concrete examples of how people around the country are succeeding in increasing wages and decreasing inequality.

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Harper to Highlight Participatory Research Methods Used in Youth Food Justice Project

Associate Professor Krista Harper (anthropology and public policy) will present her recent research in a talk titled "Participatory Visual Research for Food Justice Youth Development."

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Badgett Addresses LGBT Poverty During USAID Development Forum

CPPA Director M.V. Lee Badgett addressed how poverty affects the LGBT community during an international forum last week sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Students Visit International Maker Faire Through UMass Partnership with Makers @ Amherst Media

Associate Professor Charles Schweik took a group of students last weekend to the international Maker Faire, an event that has been touted as the “greatest show and tell on earth.”

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Badgett Highlights the International Economics of Homophobia and Transphobia

CPPA Director M.V. Lee Badgett, will kick off the Fall 2014 Faculty Colloquium Series on Monday, Sept. 22 at 12:15 p.m. with a talk titled “From the County Clerk to the World Bank: Internationalizing the Economic Cost of Homophobia and Transphobia.”

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Fountain Gives Keynote at Conference in Brazil

Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy), gave the keynote address at the opening of Brazil’s first national digital government conference, I Simpósio Internacional em Inovação e Governança Digital, held at the University of Brazil in Brasilia on September 1-2, 2014.

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Through Internships, Students Embody CPPA's Mission Around the Globe

In Bangladesh, China and Washington, D.C., three CPPA students worked this summer to make the world a cleaner, safer and fairer place. Along the way, they learned a lot and embodied CPPA's mission.

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Sept. 29 Panel Explores Politics and Process of Raising the Minimum Wage

The Center for Public Policy and Administration invites you to “Waging Democracy: The Politics and Process of Raising the Minimum Wage,” on Monday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. in Campus Center 168C.