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.
Associate Professor Sylvia Brandt (resource economics and public policy) has been named one of seven 2014-2015 Family Research Scholars at the Center for Research on Families (CRF).
Associate Professor Ellen Pader (regional planning and public policy) was a featured speaker at a recent day-long forum about the impacts of casinos on neighborhoods and immigrant households in Connecticut.
Earlier this week, Artwain Davis and Alex Guevara stripped vinyl from banquet hall booths. It was one step in the revitalization of not just the booths, but also the city of Springfield, Mass. (To see more photos from the event, like CPPA on Facebook.)
On April 7, Professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (sociology) will discuss his recent work in a talk titled “Identifying Equal and Unequal Opportunity Workplaces.”
The Wellspring Collaborative officially launches its first cooperatively owned Springfield business on Wednesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.
Since the 1980s, the obesity rate in the United States has increased from nearly 15 percent to almost 36 percent. This has generated important economic consequences for society, ranging from greater public health spending to increased health premiums for all citizens.
On March 3, Hampshire College Adjunct Assistant Professor Megan Briggs Lyster will give a talk titled “Addressing Wicked Problems Through Social Entrepreneurship.”
University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret has appointed Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy) a distinguished professor.