The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Olivia Laramie and girls she worked with in Honduras

Public Policy Student Wins Women Empowerment Award

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 working in the Internet Governance seminar

Internet Governance Class Takes Global Perspective

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.

University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) faculty Jane Fountain

New SPP Course Looks at Future of Government

The seminar, taught by Distinguished University Professor Jane Fountain, will consider the benefits and negative consequences of an increasingly digitalized society, economy, and governments.

UMass President Marty Meehan, state Rep Mindy Domb, Jake Binnall and Gov. Charlie Baker as Binnall joins the Board of Trustees

Public Policy Student Joins UMass Board of Trustees

Jacob Binnall, a Master of Public Policy student, will represent the Amherst campus as one of five University of Massachusetts student trustees. 

composite of headshots of Jo Comerford and Samantha Hamilton

SPP Considers "The Future of Public Service" on August 29

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.

Headshot of Brianna Sunryd

Student Joins Digital Strategies Advisory Board

Brianna Sunryd, a Master of Public Policy & Administration student, is also the president of the UMass International City/County Management Association student chapter.

Michael Ash

Ash Releases New Environmental Indexes

The reports, from the Political Economy Research Institute, rank companies on their emissions related to climate changes and their polluting.

Professor Charlie Schweik and members of the World Librarians Kenyan Chapter

UMass World Librarians Program Launches Initiative in Kenya

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.

Headshot of student PJ Niver

Student's Project Urges a "Culture of Reuse"

PJ Niver used an assignment in an SPP class to help secure grant funding for her project, which focuses on reducing consumer waste.

Head shot of Professor Betsy Schmidt

Schmidt Considers the Changing Face of Capitalism

In a new article, the scholar of socially responsible companies looks at the ways consumers, employees, and investors are influencing corporate behavior.