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.

ISSR Methodology Workshop | Getting Started in NVivo: The Basics | Importing Your Data, Setting Up Your Node Structure, and Beginning to Code

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
This workshop will cover the basics of how to get started using NVivo. It is targeted to new users of NVivo who have little or no experience with the software. This hands-on session will focus on bringing data into NVivo, organizing it, and beginning to code.

ISSR/PEP Seminar | Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger: How Scholars and Activists Can Partner for Reproductive and Racial Justice (working event title)

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall, Room 160 West (next to Roots Café)
Please join us for an exciting lunch panel on the state of racial justice activism since the 2016 Presidential election. This lunch presentation will bring together scholars interested in public engagement to hear from renowned reproductive justice activist and co-founder of SisterSong Loretta Ross and public scholar Rickie Solinger.