SPP Goes to the Big Apple!

For the first time ever, SPP students went to New York City as part of their annual Professional Development Seminar, visiting the UN, municpal agencies, and various NGOs,

Four SPP Students Represent UMass Amherst in NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition

Danielle Corrado '18 (MPPA with a specialization in Food Science Policy), Palista Kharel '17 (MPPA/MBA), Derek Krevat '17 (MPPA/MRP), and Estefania Marti Malvado '18 (MPPA), were invited to participate in the 2017 annual competition.

School of Public Policy Collaborating on Science, Technology, and Policy Workshop Series

In this Spring 2017 series of workshops, students will work in interdisciplinary teams to understand the interactions between science and the policy process. 

Spring 2017 SPP Faculty Colloquium Features Rolfe, Tropp, Rice

This spring's faculty colloquium will kick off with a talk on March 6 by Meredith Rolfe (political science) on campaign finance reform and its influence on political donations.

SPP Lecturer Obed Pasha's Research to be Featured in Two Publications

Pasha's research on performance management systems will be featured in two forthcoming publications.

Badgett, Boutcher Awarded DOL Grant

M.V. Lee Badgett (economics) and Steve Boutcher (sociology and public policy) will use the $249,967 grant to investigate gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination among federal contractors.

Public Engagement Project Selects 2017 Faculty Fellows

Seven UMass faculty have been chosen as 2017 Public Engagement Project Fellows and will work this spring to make their research more accessible to the public. The School of Public Policy is a founding member of the Project. Read more here.

New Unmanned Aerial Systems Course Offered Spring 2017

A new course this spring offered through the School of Public Policy, and using curricular content from Trillium Learning, will offer students a chance to gain practical experience using UASs in a variety of applications. Interested? Register through SPIRE!

McDermott Co-Authors Policy Brief for National Coalition on School Diversity

Kathryn (Katie) McDermott (education and public policy) has co-authored an “issue brief” for the National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD).

SPP Offers Variety of Undergraduate Courses in Spring 2017

For the Spring 2017 semester, the School of Public Policy will offer six undergraduate courses this spring open to students in any major.