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Sharing Restricted-Use (Sensitive) Data Webinar Series | October 7, 2014

ICPSR and its hosted archives accept, preserve, and share restricted-use data. As part of its 2014 Data Fair, ICPSR will host several webinars on depositing, sharing, and caring for restricted-use data, including a session on disclosure risk training. Part of the 2014 ICPSR Data Fair, webinars (with registration links) in the area of restricted-use data include the following:

Disclosure Risk Training – For Public-Use or Not For Public Use, That Is the Question

Broadcast time (EDT): Tuesday, October 7, 3:00pm

Bring Data to the Classroom Webinar Series – Using Data for Instruction

Bringing data into the classroom early (undergraduate) and often in support of quantitative literacy and just plain fun is the goal of these sessions.  ICPSR hosts a wide variety of Resources for Instructors as well as several data tools that can be used to get students interested in data and data analysis without the intimidation factor. Part of the 2014 Data Fair, webinars in this series (with registration links) include the following:

Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Number to Teach!

The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute | Call for Fellowship Applications | Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014

The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, celebrating its 15th anniversary, warmly welcomes your participation in its projects of collaborative scholarship.  I am writing with a Call for Fellowship Applications for the two long-term projects the Institute will support in 2015-2016. Those projects will be Memory: Form, Function, and Fallibility, a yearlong project organized by Dawn Fulton, French, and Adam Hall, Biology; and Play, a semester-long (spring) project organized by Michael Thurston, English and American Studies. Descriptions of both projects are available on the Kahn Institute Web site (http://www.smith.edu/kahninstitute/future.php).

More details about the projects will be available at two special Information Meetings for interested faculty and staff. The Information Meetings will take place at the Kahn Institute (Neilson Library, Level 3 South) on the following schedule:

Economic History and Development Workshop Series

Fall 2014

Wednesday Sept 10 @ 4 pm On the notion of temporary and permanent causes. Lessons from the history of economic thought. Thompson Hall Room 919
Friday September 26 @ 3 pm Financing for Development Gordon Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room
Friday October 10 @ 3 pm Launch of African Economic Outlook 2014:Global Value Chains and Africas Industrialization Gordon Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room
Wednesday November 19 @ 4 pm Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice Thompson Hall Room 919

Fueling the Fires:Resource Competition and Inequity | Thursday, September 25, 2014 1:00 - 2:00 PM | Tobin Hall Room 421

with Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, a joint appointment at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies
Fueling the Fires: Resource Competition and Inequity
 
Michael Klare is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, a joint appointment at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His also serves as Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies.
 
Professor Klare has written widely on world security affairs, resource geopolitics, and energy issues. His most recent books include Resource Wars (2001), Blood and Oil (2005), Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet (2008), and The Race for What’s Left (2012). Klare is the defense correspondent of The Nation magazine and written for many other publications, including Current History, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, and Scientific American.
 
In addition to his academic and writing pursuits, Dr. Klare has worked with many non-governmental organizations on issues of peace, disarmament, human rights, and the environment. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Arms Control Association.
 

ICPSR Announces 2014 Data Fair | Monday - Thursday, October 6-9, 2014.

ICPSR is pleased to present its program for the 2014 ICPSR Data Fair, which will take place Monday through Thursday, October 6-9, 2014.

·         The full program is found here: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/membership/datafair/index.html

·         Webinars are free and open to the public, and it is permissible (even encouraged!) for organizations to broadcast these webcasts to groups of attendees.

Institute of International Education Announces 2015-2016 IAF Grassroots Development Fellowship Competition | Deadline Jan 20, 2015

Fellowships are available to currently registered students who have advanced to candidacy (by the time research begins) for the Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and the professions as related to grassroots development issues. Applications for clinical research in the health field will NOT be considered.

Kahn Liberal Arts Institute Fellowship Announcement | Application deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014 | Short-Term Project: Contested Cosmologies: Our Place In Space

The Kahn Liberal Arts Institute is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for fellowships for the short-term project Contested Cosmologies: Our Place In Space, organized by Suzan Edwards (Astronomy) and Cornelia Pearsall (English).  This project will take place October 31 - November 1, 2014.

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