Conference/Seminar feed
The 2014 Dose-Response, Preconditioning: Adaptive Responses in Biology and Medicine will explore the rapidly emerging area of Preconditioning, its biomedical implications, its dose response features and its underlying mechanisms.  

April 22—April 23, 2014 8:00 am-3:00 pm

More than 1,000 students from different public campuses in Massachusetts will deliver presentations showcasing their exceptional projects.

April 25, 2014
8:00 am-5:00 am

Campus Center

The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies will host its tenth annual symposium on historical European martial arts.

April 26, 2014
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Renaissance Center

The TEDxUMassAmherst team will be hosting a day-long conference, featuring world-renowned speakers on the UMass Amherst campus.

April 27, 2014
9:00 am

Mahar Auditorium

Reverend James Lawson, Jr., Visiting Faculty, Civil Discourse and Social Change initiative, California State University, Northridge, speaks on "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?"   Visiting Faculty, Civil Discourse and Social Change initiative, California State University, Northridge American Civil Rights Leader   Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?

April 28, 2014
7:00 pm

Goodell Hall, The Bernie Dallas Room

The new Models to Medicine Center of the recently launched Institute for Applied Life Sciences hosts a kick-off symposium on “Models to Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities.” Talks will describe exciting basic biomedical research pursuits that have been translated into therapeutic applications.

May 2, 2014
11:00 am

Student Union Ballroom

Veteran qualitative researchers discuss challenges and opportunities as they arise in designing thoughtful and responsive research; considering purpose, context, potential participants and ethics; modifying the initial design based on emerging understandings of the context; and the conceptual and epistemological assumptions and their implications.

May 12, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm
May 13, 2014 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W32

This three-morning workshop will get you started using NVivo to code and analyze qualitative data.

May 14—May 16, 2014 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37e

R is a free, open source programming language that gives empirical researchers a powerful set of tools for regression analysis. Workshop participants will learn how to import and export data, perform exploratory data analysis, run multiple regressions, conduct hypothesis testing, and estimate fixed and random effects models in the R environment.

May 19—May 20, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Machmer Hall, W37e

This workshop will allow attendees to understand some of the goals and methods of social simulation, give them hands-on experience in experimenting on theoretical models, and point them to resources to begin using these tools in their own work. Applications will include social networks, organizations, and population health models.

May 21—May 22, 2014 9:00 am-3:00 pm
May 23, 2014 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Library, W.E.B. Du Bois, 720