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SPP Hosts Book Talk with Rajesh Veeraraghavan

Veeraraghavan, of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, will speak about his new book, Patching Development: Information Politics and Social Change in India, at the Feb. 24 online event.

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SPP Hosts Graduate Admissions Info Session

In addition to the Zoom session, on Feb. 17 at 4 p.m., prospective students are invited to virtual drop-in admissions sessions every Tuesday and Thursday through April. 

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Sharrow Wins Award for Title IX Article

The work, “Sex Segregation as Policy Problem: A Gendered Policy Paradox,” received the 2021 Best Article Award from the journal Politics, Groups, and Identities.

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Michael Ash

Ash Contributes to Climate Justice Report

The report, by faculty and undergraduate researchers from UMass Amherst and Tufts, focused on social justice in federal flood mitigation funding.

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Roberts Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

SPP's director is the recipient of the American Society for Public Administration’s Riggs Award, the most prestigious award in the field of comparative public administration.

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SPP Hosts Drop-in Admissions Sessions

The informal sessions, with Admissions Manager Mike Marr, take place on Zoom on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET and Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Alum Profile: Julia Mathis, MPP '21

As an aide to state Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa, Mathis is working on a bill that would expand abortion services at public universities in Massachusetts, a project she began while an intern in the legislator's office.

Undergraduate Major in Public Policy to Launch in Fall

The bachelor’s in public policy will be a liberal arts degree based in the social sciences that will provide students a multidisciplinary lens through which to understand, analyze, and craft solutions to public problems. 

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Ash and Colleagues Release Polluters Lists

The new reports from the UMass Political Economy Research Institute list top corporate air and water polluters and top greenhouse gas emitters in the United States.

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Kelsey Shoub to Join Public Policy Faculty

Shoub, whose research interests include issues of race, gender, and policing in public policy, will join SPP next fall. "Kelsey is doing pathbreaking research on questions of critical importance," said Director Alasdair Roberts.