The Innovation, Knowledge and Networks (INK) program in the Survey Research Center (SRC) of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks applications for a tenure-track Research Assistant Professor, to work in the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS).
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of public-use files (PUF) for the questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The PATH Study PUF are downloadable from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) has published its analysis of where things stand on the annual appropriations bills that authorize federal spending on social science research, as the U.S. Congress goes into its summer recess. The short story is: stay tuned...
Darrel Ramsey-Musolf (Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning) has published his research on “Evaluating California’s Housing Element Law, Housing Equity, and Housing Production (1990-2007)” in the journal Housing Policy Debate (v26 n3).
The UMass scholars leading the World Wide University Network's Climate-Resilient Open Partnership for Food Security (CROP-FS) project have published correspondence in the current issue of Naturecalling for early and intentional integration of social science in food security efforts. ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr serves on the CROP-FS leadership team, where she and Sociology Doctoral student Timothy Sacco have been instrumental in bringing social science insights to highlight the social processes and institutions underlying scientific collaborations for food security.
What guidance can the social and behavioral sciences give federal policymakers to increase the benefits and reduce the costs to society of technological innovations? Jane E. Fountain, Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst, recently joined fellow experts in science and technology policy to address this question in a White Paper for the White House team on Social and Behavioral Science.
The organizing committee requests presentation and poster proposals for the first interdisciplinary graduate student conference on ethnographic methodologies held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The November 4-5 conference is titled Unbounding Ethnography: Theory and Method Beyond the Disciplines. Michael S. Burawoy, Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley and past President of the American Sociological Association, delivers the keynote address. Unbounding Ethnography is co-sponsored by the UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Education, the Graduate School, Institute for Social Science Research, the Sociology Graduate Students Association, and the Departments of Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, Sociology and Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.
Michelle Budig, Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded the inaugural SBS Dean's Research Excellence Award. This award by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UMass recognizes distinguished achievement in scholarship and research, and recipients are nominated by their peers. Dr. Budig is a founding member of the ISSR Advisory Board, and a valued colleague in promoting our mission of advancing excellence in social science research. We celebrate her recognition as the first winner of this highly competitive award, and look forward to fruitful collaboration with her and with all the nominated scholars whose distinction makes her selection all the more compelling.