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Lee Badgett at White House

Badgett Witnesses Signing of LGBT Employment Executive Order

CPPA Director M.V. Lee Badgett (economics) was at the White House Monday as President Barack Obama signed an executive order protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.

Krista Harper

Harper Presents Research at Agro-Food Conference in France

Associate Professor Krista Harper (anthropology and public policy) presented her latest research at an international conference last month in Marseille, France, titled “Value and Values in Agro-Food Processes.”

Christine Barber

Alumnus Barber Running for State Legislature

Christine Barber (MPA ’03) has launched a campaign to become state representative of the 34th Middlesex district, a region that includes parts of Somerville and Medford, Mass.

Charlie Schweik

Schweik Among UMass Innovators to Celebrate National Day of Making

UMass Amherst joined colleges and universities across the country last week to support efforts to promote the kind of innovation and ingenuity for which Associate Professor Charles Schweik has come to be known.

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Connecting Poverty and Climate Change, and Mitigating Both

For Maria Fernandez (MPPA/MBA ’15), the connection between poverty and climate change is clear. And this summer Fernandez is working to mitigate both.

Jane Fountain at conference

Fountain Appointed to Advisory Committee on e-Government in Asia

Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy) has been appointed as a member of the Experts Advisory Committee of the E-Government Research Center of the Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration.

two students

First Barnard Family Fund Awards Support Two Summer Internships

Christoph Demers (MPPA ’15) and Garine Roubinian (MPPA ’15) are the first CPPA students to receive support from the newly established Barnard Family Fund.

Jane Fountain

Fountain Delivers Keynote at Asian E-Governance Seminar

Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy) gave a keynote address at the International Seminar on E-Government and Modern Governance in Asia.

person with camera

Holyoke Youth Present Video Narratives about Sexual Disparities and Parenting

Young parents from Holyoke will publicly present digital stories next week that were produced as part of “Hear Our Stories: Diasporic Youth for Sexual Rights and Justice,” a collaborative project between UMass Amherst and several grassroots advocacy organizations.

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Adams Earns Presidential Management Fellowship

When 1st Lt. Gordon Adams (MPPA/MBA ’14) learned last week that he had been chosen as a Presidential Management Fellow, he was covered in mud.