ISSR 5-Year Anniversary Celebration and Open House

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
ISSR | Machmer Hall East Wing | Second Floor | UMass Amherst
ISSR is celebrating our five-year anniversary and we want you to be a part of it! We'd like to welcome you to an open house and reception with Chancellor Subbaswamy, Provost McCarthy, and the broader ISSR community in our new location on the second floor East Wing of Machmer Hall at UMass Amherst.

ISSR/OPD Seminar | Funding Search Strategies for Graduate Students of Color

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
538 Goodell Hall | UMass Amherst
This event will provide tips and tools to effectively search for national fellowship programs designed to support graduate students of color. We’ll also discuss how to craft a compelling personal statement, which is often a required application component.

Whose Analysis? Whose Expertise?: Partnering for Better Data Analytics for Small Cities

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
In this talk, two leading scholars of science and technology in society lay out some of the challenges of gathering and using big data to address small cities’ priorities and challenges. Stressing the importance of collaboration and the assemblage of multi-disciplinary teams, they describe big data projects that went (unintentionally) wrong and ones that truly addressed cities’ needs, and the theorizing about public problems implicit in each.

ISSR/Sociology Seminar | Sites Unseen: Industrial Hazards, Systemic Risk, and the Remaking of American Cities

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
919 Thompson Hall | UMass Amherst
Dr. Scott Frickel (Sociology | Brown University) is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, specializing in research and teaching on the intersections of nature, knowledge and politics.

How to Prepare an ISSR or CRF Scholars Proposal

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
ISSR Lab - E20 Machmer Hall
Led by Center for Research on Families (CRF) Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, prospective applicants for the faculty Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program to apply to, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the spring 2017 application deadline. Registration required.