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Upcoming Events

New Worlds of Adoption: Launching into Adulthood
Event Date(s):
April 17, 2015 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
| 8:00am to 5:00pm
Campus Center Auditorium


Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. In her keynote address, “Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience,” adoption will be discussed in terms of strengths that promote resilience. Joining Dr. Masten will be three adult adoptees who are now in significant professional positions serving the adoption community:  

Recent News

Every year the Center for Research on Families provides research support to students through scholarships and fellowships to graduate and undergraduate students. CRF is currently gearing up to accept applications for next year’s competition. CRF’s current 2014 student researchers are conducting research on a variety of topics ranging from economics to Neuroscience.  Their projects are described here.

The Center for Research on Families is accepting applications for its next cohort of Family Research Scholars!  Each year, six esteemed faculty receive intensive support to prepare a major grant proposal to fund their research.

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is excited to announce this fall semester’s 2014 Student Family Research Travel Award recipients.

The UMass Amherst Public Engagement Project (PEP) is pleased to announce its pilot Fellowship program—a unique opportunity for faculty seeking to expand their brand beyond the academy!