The University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Visiting Students Learn about Makerspace Principles from SPP Team

School of Public Policy Professor Charlie Schweik and graduate student Dillon Coutinho recently introduced a group of students from the United Arab Emirates to the “makerspace” concept of collective problem-solving.

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Food Science Policy Alliance Supports National Academies Workshop

The workshop, to take place August 1 and 2 in Washington, DC, will consider how sustainable diets influence dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health.

Charlie Schweik

Schweik Named Sustainability Curriculum Fellow

Fellows receive support to introduce sustainability topics in their courses.

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SPP Faculty Receive Feinberg Innovation Grants

The grants will allow the recipients to teach in a cutting-edge facility where students can connect with speakers and experts from around the globe.

Brenda Bushouse

Bushouse Receives Grant for Child Policy Research

Bushouse will use the grant from the UMass Amherst Office of Research Development for her project Philanthropy, Advocates and Child Policy in the United States. 

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Alumni Profile: Mike Nicholson, MPP 2017

"The School of Public Policy taught me how to look at policy through a broad lens, rather than in a specific area. Aspects of public policy can be found in just about any field, discipline, or topic."

Allie Haber

Alumni Profile: Allie Haber, MPP 2017

"Remember that public policy is a tool to help us understand our society. Don’t just take what you learn at face value—let it teach you how to combat racism, sexism, xenophobia, and transphobia and advocate for those around you."

Martha Fuentes-Bautista

Fuentes-Bautista Coauthors Chapter on Media Literacy

The piece details the UMass Department of Communication's approach to teaching and research on media literacy.

Linda Tropp

Tropp Receives Scientific Impact Award

The award, from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, recognizes highly influential research over the last twenty-five years.

Joya Misra

Misra Elected VP of American Sociological Association

Misra, whose research focuses on gender, race, and class inequalities, will serve three years.