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.

How to Prepare an ISSR or CRF Scholars Proposal

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
ISSR Lab - E20 Machmer Hall
Led by Center for Research on Families (CRF) Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, prospective applicants for the faculty Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program to apply to, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the spring 2017 application deadline. Registration required.

ISSR/PEP Seminar | How Scholars and Activists Can Partner for Reproductive and Racial Justice: A Conversation with Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Old Chapel | University of Massachusetts Amherst
Please join us for a critical panel on the state of racial justice activism around reproductive rights since the 2016 Presidential election. This lunch presentation will bring together scholars, activists and community members invested in public engagement to hear from renowned reproductive justice activist and co-founder of SisterSong Loretta Ross, and public scholar Rickie Solinger.

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