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Professor Leah Wing presented a panel on "Ethical Principles for Online Dispute Resolution".

Dr. Edwin A. “Ed” Gere Jr. professor emeritus in Political Science at University of Massachusetts Amherst died on May 15, 2016 at the age of 93.

On April 12, 2016 Pi Sigma Alpha surveys political science majors asking them to nominate who they think is the best professor and TA in the department. 

AMHERST, Mass. – Michael Nicholson, of Gardner, a University of Massachusetts Amherst senior majoring in political science and history, was honored May 9 at the State House during the state Department of Higher Education’s “29 Who Shine” ceremony saluting public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements.

Tenzin Dawa Thargay '18, who served as a fellow at the Tibetan Youth Leadership Conference, speaks after receiving his Salute to Service scholarship award.

By Jessica Williams and Emilie Ferreira

A number of these students are selected each semester through a competitive nomination process to receive the UMass Amherst Rising Researcher award in recognition of their scholarly achievements and their related impact on their chosen fields.

Last September the Belfast-based Legacy Gender Integration Group produced Gender Principles for Dealing with the Past. This innovative document was the first of its kind to be produced and was well received by all parties in the run into the intensive negotiations on dealing with the past last November. 

The annual Feminist Theory Workshop offers a unique opportunity for scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The “workshop” approach of this conference requires active participation of both presenters and attendees. This year one of the keynote speakers was Professor Sonia Alvarez.

Today’s political and policy challenges – like veteran homelessness, sustainable communities, federal permitting and review, cybersecurity – demand greater cross-boundary capacity, that is, the ability of government to use cross-agency collaboration, partnerships and a range of enterprise approaches to solve problems.