The University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Internship Spotlight: Peter Houston, Massachusetts State Senate

"Even the seemingly smallest policy issues have a lot of different stakeholders and angles to consider. It really puts the legislative process into perspective."

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School of Public Policy Announces New Summer Online Courses

There's still time to register for the Local Government Administration and Strategic Fundraising & Philanthropy courses, both of which begin July 8.

photo of UMass President Marty Meehan with School of Public Policy Students

Beacon Hill Project Wraps Up Successful Inaugural Year

In the project's first year, School of Public Policy students met with more than three dozen policy professionals from government, think tanks, nonprofits, advocacy groups, and higher education, many of them alumni of the program.

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Workshop Will Look at How Unions and Co-ops Can Work Together

Rebecca Lurie of the CUNY School of Labor and Union Studies will lead the workshop, which is presented by the Wellspring Cooperative. 

Joya Misra

Misra Awarded Conti Faculty Fellowship Award

During her fellowship year, Misra plans to write a book that can serve as a toolkit for policymakers to address gender inequality.

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UMass Public Affairs Programs Meet to Discuss Collaboration Possibilities

Leaders from the four campuses met to discuss ways to make it easier for students to access courses and other resources across the programs, among other initiatives.

Professor Lee Badgett sitting at a conference table

Badgett Lead Author of New Report on LGB Rights and the Economy

The study found that nations offering more rights to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people enjoy significantly higher per capita GDP than those who trail in LGB equality, and that nations fostering exclusion of LGB people are causing harms to their economies.

Professor Ellen Pader and students  Saachi Mukerjee, Janelle Sochet, James Mazarakis and Joseph Langlois

Class Project Builds Bridges between Students and Campus Workers

Stories and posters from the project will be on display at the UMass Amherst Building Bridges Showcase on April 9.

Professor Carol Heim receiving a Chancellor's Medal from Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy

Heim Receives Chancellor's Medal

The School of Public Policy and Department of Economics faculty member received the honor after delivering a UMass Amherst Distinguished Faculty Lecture.

Christa Burdick, Jackie Urla and Krista Harper at the workshop at the Agirre Center

Harper and Colleagues Lead Workshop in Basque Country

The UMass Amherst team hopes to build on their experience at the Agirre Lehendakaria Center in Bilbao, Spain, to create opportunities for student research there.