Olivia Laramie received the Pure Water for the World scholarship, given to a student committed to changing the lives of girls and women in developing countries.
Students in the School of Public Policy seminar will work on an international collaborative project focused on consumer protection and online privacy rights in the Americas.
The seminar, taught by Distinguished University Professor Jane Fountain, will consider the benefits and negative consequences of an increasingly digitalized society, economy, and governments.
State Sen. Jo Comerford and Samantha Hamilton of the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts will speak at the event, which kicks off the new academic year.
Brianna Sunryd, a Master of Public Policy & Administration student, is also the president of the UMass International City/County Management Association student chapter.
School of Public Policy Professor Charlie Schweik and alumna Pammy Eisner were among the founders of the project, which brings educational resources to schools and libraries in Malawi.
In a new article, the scholar of socially responsible companies looks at the ways consumers, employees, and investors are influencing corporate behavior.