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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.

alumni event in DC

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.


Boutcher to Study Strategy Behind Removal of Homosexuality from DSM

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.

student with children

Moforte Combats Poverty in Dominican Republic — With Soap

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.


Caswell to Address How Information Policy can Change Food Markets

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.”

Westfield River

Students Get Creative in Providing Local Towns with Aerial Data

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.

Jane Fountain on stage at World Economic Forum summit

Fountain Receives Vision Award from World Economic Forum

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.

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Hyatt to Address Thatcher's Legacy on UK Grassroots Activism

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.


Desmarais Colloquium to Focus on Policy-Science Connections

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.”