Nancy Folbre, past CRF Scholar (’07-’08) and professor of economics, writes in the Ecomomix blog about the costs and benefits of the social welfare system in Denmark and what overall effect it has on that country’s economy. (New York Times, 4/29/13)
Experts in the field of adoption, as well as practitioners and families, came together on April 11th and 12th at the 5th annual New Worlds of Adoption conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to explore the theme of “Contact between Adoptive and Birth Parents: What Works.” Over 200 people attended this two day forum, which offered workshops and lectures by over 20 presenters from across the country and England.
The Center for Research on Families was excited to host Dr. Paul Apostolidis as the final Tay Gavin Erickson lecture of the semester. He presented his research on the employment struggles of migrant workers in a presentation entitled, “Migrant Day Laborers, Neoliberalism, and the Struggle for Time.” Apostolidis is a Professor and the T. Paul Chair of Political Science at Whitman College in Washington and has been conducting field work in Seattle and Portland to gain insight into the lives of migrant laborers.
Dr. Lorraine Cordeiro, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, has received the College Outstanding Teacher Award for the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. The award is sponsored by the UMass Amherst Provost’s Office and the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, and given annually to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments. The recipients will be recognized at Undergraduate Commencement and at the School’s Senior Recognition Ceremony.
The Center for Research on Families is excited to announce the new class of CRF Student Award recipients. The Student Awards Program is now in its fourth year and is continuing to support student research, training, and conference travel. This year, $39,200 in funding was awarded to eleven exceptional undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in researching issues related to the family. The program provides opportunities for students to work with UMass faculty on research projects and acknowledges outstanding student research on family issues.
The Center for Research on Families was thrilled to host Judith Crowell, MD this past March where she presented first findings of a longitudinal study entitled, "Influences of Childhood Adversity on Health in Midlife.” Crowell is from Northampton, MA and Professor and Director of Training/ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stony Brook University. She is also affiliated with Judge Baker Children’s Center and Harvard Medical School.
The Center for Research on Families was thrilled to host Dr. David Williams for a lecture on March 5, 2013. Dr. Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and gave a lecture on “Racism and Health: Findings, Questions and Directions.”
M.V. Lee Badgett, past CRF Scholar (’04-‘05), Professor of Economics, and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, discusses the economic impact of allowing same-sex marriage. She says federal tax implications for couples can add up to millions of dollars over the lifetime of the two people. In addition, Badgett says, legalizing same-sex couples right to marry does have economic consequences related to
The UMass Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF) is pleased to announce the 2013-2014Family Research Scholars. Six faculty members from across campus were selected to participate in the 11th cohort of the Family Research Scholars Program on the basis of their promising work in family-related research.