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Jamie Rowen (FRS "17-'18) Presents at Four @ Four, Fall 2017

December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

An evening of slam research presentations by SBS faculty members over hors d'oeuvres and beverages. This event will feature presentions from Ventura Perez (Anthropology), Jamie Rowen (Political Science), Kimberlee Perez (Communication), and Mwangi wa Githinji (Economics). RSVP here.

Lecture: "Why Do Humans Have Difficult Childbirth and Helpless Newborns?" Karen Rosenberg, University of Delaware

November 1, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

A biological anthropologist, Rosenberg's work focuses on human evolution, with special emphasis on Neanderthals. She conducts research into the evolution of women and childbirth practices and is the co-editor of the journal PaleoAnthropology.

For more information, contact Jason Kamilar,Colloquium Coordinator at

This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Families.

CRF Graduate Student Family Research: Fall Travel Awards

October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Fall Travel Awards of up to $300 will be given to selected UMass Amherst graduate students who are presenting original family research* at a national research conference before April 30, 2018. The student must be the first author on an accepted paper or poster presentation at the conference. The award money must be used exclusively for travel expenses associated with the conference.

DACA Teach-In

September 19, 2017 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Join the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences tomorrow, 9/19 at 4pm for a discussion of the politics, policies, and pragmatics of current immigration policy, particularly the recent termination of DACA. This policy has important implications for students at our university and across the nation, staff members, and hundreds of thousands of individuals who may lose their rights to work and reside in the United States.

Group-Based Trajectory Modeling for the Medical and Social Sciences

June 12, 2017 - 9:00am to June 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

Registration Information: 

For more information, registration and fees, please visit the ICPSR website. Fee for this course is $1400.

Course description

A developmental trajectory describes the course of a behavior over age or time. This two-and-a-half day workshop aims to provide participants with the training to apply a group-based method for analyzing developmental trajectories. This methodology has four significant capabilities:

Analyzing Intensive Longitudinal Data: A Guide to Diary, Experience Sampling and Ecological Momentary Assessment Methods

June 5, 2017 - 9:00am to June 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

Registration Information: 

For more information, registration and fees, please visit the ICPSR website. Fee for this course is $1700.

Intensive longitudinal methods, often called experience sampling, daily diary, or ecological momentary assessment methods, allow researchers to study people's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in their natural contexts. Typically they involve self-reports from individuals, dyads, families or other small groups over the course of hours, days, and weeks.