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Check out this article by Machaela Johnston about our savvy BDIC students and their new startup! http://dailyfreepress.com/2016/03/24/feat-socks-boston-startup/
Will Sylvester graduated with a BDIC Concentration in Cultural and Social Filmmaking in 2011. Listen to what he has to say about how BDIC prepared him! http://bcove.me/f046a1n7
On October 21st, 2015, BDIC sponsored a lecture by two UMass Amherst graduates who shared their stories with BDIC students. Kate Cessna, 2008, and Erica Mattison, 2003, are both currently practicing law.  After graduation, Kate worked for several non-profits as well as in a public defender’s office...
James Greenwood, 2012 graduate of BDIC is the recipient of the Weindruch Scholarship. His concentration was Human Rights and Capitalism. You can read all about the scholarship here. 
MassLive reports on the entrepreneurship conference that was held in Springfield, MA on November 7, 2014.  Three BDIC students highlighted their company, Feat Socks. Owners Stephen Chan (BDIC, Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics), Parker Burr (BDIC, Entrepreneurial Studies) and Taylor Offer (BDIC,...
Peter DiGiammarino '75, a BDIC alumnus and Commonwealth Honors College Advisory Board member was interviewed on October 14th for the radio show Critical Mass, geared to providing peer-level learning for middle-market CEOs. Mr. DiGiammarino started his interview with a description of his UMass...
Special congratulations to David Kastor, a BDIC faculty supervisor, who was elected as a fellow to the American Physical Society.  See the complete article here.   
The 13th annual Michael S. Roif Award in Film Studies will be presented to undergraduate certificate students in the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies on Friday, May 3 at noon in 301 Herter Hall.   The first place award-winner is Tyler Clayton Appel, a sophomore Bachelor’s...
The Commonwealth Honors College has announced the winners of its annual awards, and BDIC students are well represented on their list.   Aram Bedrosian and Julian Gensler were both awarded "Class of 1941 Humanitarian Awards." Recipients of this award are selected from among junior and senior Honors...
We are very proud of six of our BDIC Students who have been selected as 2013 UMass Amherst Alumni Association Scholarship and Award Recipients: Karina Lopez '14 has been awarded the Michael W. Morris Scholarship Emma Mulvaney '15 has been awarded the Alumni Merit-Based SAA Scholarship Sarah Walsh '...
Click here to read about our 3rd Annual BDIC Alumni Networking Event
In March of 2013, the BDIC Program was fortunate enough to send a cohort to Denver, CO to partake in the Fifth Annual Individualized Major Program National Conference hosted by Metropolitan State University-Denver. Director Michael Sugerman and Professor Susan Ware, along with five of the BDIC Peer...
UCAN is a student-run community service network that was founded by two BDIC students, Kurt Schultz, concentration: Cognitive Neuroscience and Sam Mardell, concentration: Science, Technology, and Society. It connects UMass students to volunteer opportunities in the Amherst public schools. There are...
After two years of serving with AmeriCorps VISTA in both Springfield, MA at Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity, and one in Anchorage, AK working with a rural village energy education program (and a brief stint traveling across the country and giving dog sled tours at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon...
Erica Rothschild (BDIC 2012, concentration "Social Justice Education and Conflict Resolution") was one of 13 graduating seniors to receive this year's University's 21st Century Leader Award (the highest undergraduate honor awarded by UMass Amherst). Erica writes about the goal of her studies...
The BDIC Student Advisory Board held its 2nd Annual BDIC Alumni Networking Night at the Marriott Center on the 11th floor of the Campus Center.  The idea for the night is to get current BDIC students together with alumni in a social setting about how their BDIC degrees have transported into careers...
Megan Kolb (BDIC 2010, concentration "Performing Arts Management") returned to campus recently for BDIC's alumni networking night.  Megan is Associate Producer and cofounder of the All For One Theater Festival in New York City with offices near Times Square.  From the All For One website ... "All...
Adam O'Neill (BDIC 2010, Concentration "Environmental Economics & Entrepreneurship") is engaged in the active entrepreneurial scene in the Boston area.   Adam writes that "I love the entrepreneurship world.  While at UMass and since, I've been involved in various capacities in 5 different...
Pete Merzbacher (BDIC 2011, Concentration “Globalization & Entrepreneurship”) has recently taken a job at the newly renovated Lord Jeffrey Inn in Amherst as a chef and sustainability manager.  While at UMass Pete founded the education-oriented New Growth Gardens in Springfield, a project that...
Having moved from UMass to a job as event organizer and eventually on air reporter with ESPN, Jenny Dell (BDIC 2008, Concentration “Sport Event Marketing & Operations”) has now been hired by NESN as a prominent part of their Red Sox Broadcasting Team.   At UMass, Jenny was a freshman in 2004...

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Check out this article by Machaela Johnston about our savvy BDIC students and their...
Will Sylvester graduated with a BDIC Concentration in Cultural and Social Filmmaking...
On October 21st, 2015, BDIC sponsored a lecture by two UMass Amherst graduates who...

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