Conference | Finding the Queer Radical Past | February 23-24

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
UMass Amherst | Student Union Ballroom
This conference will commemorate a moment in which LGBTQ politics were intimately bound up with anti-racism and left solidarity movements: against apartheid, war, and US imperialism. Our goal is to reflect back on the queer left and its legacies for today. Over two days, we will bring students and activists working for racial justice and LGBTQ freedom into dialogue with historians and veteran activists. The conference includes speaker and panel sessions, activist training, and a dance party. ISSR is proud to co-sponsor this event, organized by the UMass Amherst Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Department of History, Stonewall Center, and the Advocacy, Inclusion and Support Programs cluster of Student Affairs and Campus Life.

Thomas Weiss | The UN in the Age of Trump | February 23

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
UMass Amherst | 420 Thompson Hall
Thomas Weiss (Political Science | CUNY Graduate Center), an eminent scholar of international organizations, conflict management, humanitarian action, the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, North-South relations, and U.S. foreign policy, will address the questions and challenges surrounding the United Nations in the current political context. Dr. Weiss visits UMass to collaborate with ISSR Scholar Peter Haas (Political Science).

Juliana Brixey | Interruptions: Derailing Task Performance in Healthcare | February 27

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
UMass Amherst | 201 Skinner Hall
Interruptions aren't just annoying; they have important implications for patient safety. Dr. Juliana Brixey (University of Texas Health Science Center | School of Biomedical Informatics and School of Nursing) discusses her research on interruptions in workflow and patient safety.

ISSR Methodology Workshop | Introduction to Exploratory Factor Analysis Using SPSS and Confirmatory Factor Analysis with SPSS Amos | Feb 27

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
In this workshop we will introduce how to perform exploratory factor analysis using SPSS and confirmatory factor analysis using SPSS Amos.

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 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.

Margaret McCarthy | Neuroinflammation and Neuroepigenetics Converge at Sex Differences in the Brain | February 28

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 3:45pm to 5:00pm
222 Morrill Science Center
Margaret McCarthy (Neuroscience | University of Maryland, Baltimore) discusses groundbreaking research on the mechanisms that underlie sex differences in the brain. Dr. McCarthy visits UMass to collaborate with ISSR Scholar Joseph Bergan (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences). The talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Graduate Program in Neuroscience & Behavior.

ISSR Grants Development Panel | Grants and Your Research Trajectory | March 1

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
Your research trajectory clarifies what you’re doing, where you’re going, and the way you’re doing it. How does grant seeking fit in to both short term and long term planning for your career? UMass Faculty in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) share their experiences and strategies for including grant making and project stewardship in their work.

Brenda Bradley | The Genetics of Primate Diversity: Color Vision, Camouflage and Communication | March 7

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
UMass Amherst | Old Chapel, 2nd floor
Brenda Bradley (Anthropology | George Washington University) discusses how genetic and environmental variation shape the biological characteristics of primates. Including how genetic mechanisms influence the evolution of similar traits in distantly related species. Dr. Bradley visits UMass to collaborate with ISSR Scholar Jason Kamilar (Anthropology).