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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

SAVE THE DATE | New Worlds of Adoption: Launching into Adulthood | April 17, 2015

Event Date: 
April 17, 2015
Event Time: 
8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Campus Center Auditorium

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ann MastenPh.D., Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. In her keynote address, “Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience,” adoption will be discussed in terms of strengths that promote resilience. Joining Dr. Masten will be three adult adoptees who are now in significant professional positions serving the adoption community:  

Scholars in the News - ISSR Scholar Michelle Budig, of Sociology, on "The Motherhood Wage Penalty"

ISSR is pleased to announce that the research of Michelle Budig (Research Scholar 2012-2013) was recently highlighted in a New York Times article about her study on the motherhood wage penalty and the fatherhood wage bonus demonstrating that generally women make less money with each child they have while men’s earnings are likely to rise with marriage and children.

For the full NY Times article click here.

Other feature articles: BustleDish

2015-2016 Faculty and Staff Internationalization Grant Program

The International Programs Office (IPO), Director of Libraries, and Deans of the participating colleges are pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Faculty and Staff Internationalization Grant Program in support of ongoing and newly initiated internationalization efforts to benefit the UMass campus.  These grants are available to faculty and staff from the Colleges of SPHHS, CNS, HFA, SBS, Engineering, Nursing, Education, Commonwealth Honors, and the Libraries.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs in Education Research | Deadline: November 7, 2014

We are pleased to share information on the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs in education research. Please help us distribute this information to qualified candidates, listservs, and other electronic sources by using the text below. Thank you for your assistance.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

The Science of Hope and Optimism Funding Initiative | November 1, 2014

We are pleased to announce a $1.4 million funding initiative for new research in the social sciences on hope and optimism. We encourage proposals for research using a variety of methods from new and established scientists on these topics. We especially welcome applications from researchers in cognitive, developmental, personality, health, and social psychology, as well as sociology. Interdisciplinary teams that include members from cognate areas – e.g., cognitive science, anthropology, nursing, and biology – are encouraged though not required.