Seminar | A Quarter Century of System Justification Theory | John Jost (New York University | Psychology)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
420 Thompson Hall | UMass Amherst
A theory of system justification was proposed 25 years ago by Jost and Banaji (1994) to explain “the participation by disadvantaged individuals and groups in negative stereotypes of themselves” and the phenomenon of outgroup favoritism. The scope of the theory was subsequently expanded to account for a much wider range of outcomes. In this seminar, John Jost (New York University | Psychology) summarizes major tenets of system justification theory, reviews some of the empirical evidence supporting it, answers several questions and criticisms, and highlights areas of societal relevance and directions for future research. Sponsored by the ISSR Scholars Program with co-sponsorship by the Institute of Diversity Sciences, Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, and Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst.

Public Lecture & Celebration | UMass NSF ADVANCE Program Launch Event

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
LSL South 330-340
NSF ADVANCE | Dean Gilda Barabino, the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor and Dean of the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York joina us to celebrate the formal launch of the ADVANCE program at UMass Amherst, supported by a 5-year, $3 million NSF Institutional Transformation (IT) grant to support our efforts at advancing gender equity.

Seminar | Affective Economy of Media Solidarities, with Kaarina Nikunen (Tampere University | Finland)

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
The growing presence of activist media and solidarity campaigns point to new emerging forms of mediated solidarity. However, there is no guarantee that expressions of solidarity and compassion will ever find their way to the actual cause and make a difference. This talk by Dr. Kaarina Nikunen draws from the new book Media Solidarities: Emotions, Power and Justice in the Digital Age (Sage, 2019).

Seminar | A Framework for Strategic Recruitment of African American Men into the Teaching Professions | Chance W. Lewis (U. of North Carolina Charlotte)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
101 Furcolo Hall | UMass Amherst
Alarmingly, African American male teachers constitute only 1% of the K-12 teaching force and approximately 2% of those enrolled in the 1,300 teacher preparation programs across the United States. Dr. Chance Lewis (U. of North Carolina Charlotte) provides a new framework to recruit African American males into teacher education programs in a similar fashion as they are recruited to play major collegiate sports.

NEW DATE Seminar | Can Law Mitigate the Motherhood / Leave Taker Penalty? | KT Albiston (University of California Berkeley | Sociology and Law)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
919 Thompson | UMass Amherst
Dr. Catherine (KT) Albiston (University of California, Berkeley) argues that family leave laws communicate a social consensus that penalizing caregiving is morally wrong, and that this expressive effect of law can mitigate negative outcomes for mothers and leave takers. The results of an experimental study provide evidence that even weakly enforced family leave laws may reduce gender inequality through these expressive effects. This seminar is co-sponsored by the ISSR Scholars Program and the Department of Sociology at UMass Amherst.

Workshop Series | "I'm a PI, Now What?"

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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This workshop series will assist faculty principal investigators in getting all the administrative work completed on a grant while staying focused on the research. Developed by senior grant-funded faculty, this series covers topics such as overall PI responsibilities, working with subcontractors, hiring and supervising staff, monitoring budgets, reporting strategies, and thinking about applying for the next grant.

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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.