Growing numbers of adoptions involve some form of contact between the child's adoptive family and birth relatives. This has become especially common in domestic infant adoptions, but it is also a key consideration in adoptions from the public child welfare system, and increasingly in international adoptions. This year's "New Worlds of Adoption" conference will highlight research-based practice and policy relating to contact between a child's birth and adoptive families.
Paul Apostolidis, Ph.D.
Professor Apostolidis is Professor and T. Paul Chair of Political Science at Whitman College, Washington.
Dr. Apostolidis’s scholarly research bridges political theory, cultural studies, and the analysis of social movements. His work investigates immigration and labor in the United States and focuses primarily on undocumented Latino day laborers, meatpacking workers, and the worker center movement.
A distinguished panel will discuss “The Engaged Campus: Giving Back to the Commonwealth and Beyond” as part of this year’s Founders Week celebration at UMass Amherst. This panel presentation, hosted by the UMass Public Engagement Project, will examine the importance of the University's involvement in the local, state, and national community.
Casey DeBuse, UMass Amherst Psychology Department
Nicholas Bromell (English Department) on Publication; Whitney Battle-Baptiste (Anthropology), on Community Engagement; and Elizabeth Chilton (Anthropology) on Tenure and Promotion.
The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) is delighted to present a panel discussion of greatimportance to the campus.