Events

CANCELED | Data Management in R | Matthew Denny

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | E20 Machmer Hall
In this two-day short course, participants will be introduced to core data management concepts and techniques using the R programming language. By the end of the workshop, participants should possess the basic skills necessary to perform most data management tasks they are likely to encounter over the course of a research project intended for publication as a scholarly journal article.

CANCELED | Practical Web and Text Scraping | Matthew Denny

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | E20 Machmer Hall
In this two-day short course, participants will learn how to efficiently automate the process of collecting data from large numbers of websites and text files using R. This workshop will include a mini-unit on text processing in R, as well as a mini-unit on scraping Twitter using R.

CANCELED | Practical Web and Text Scraping | Matthew Denny

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst | E20 Machmer Hall
In this two-day short course, participants will learn how to efficiently automate the process of collecting data from large numbers of websites and text files using R. This workshop will include a mini-unit on text processing in R, as well as a mini-unit on scraping Twitter using R.

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 Male Pre-Service Teachers from University Athletic Departments: Implications for Teacher Preparation Programs | Chance W. Lewis (U. of North Carolina Charlotte)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
TBA
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.

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