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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

NSF DDRIG Info Session: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG)

Monday, October 20, 2014 
4:00-5:00 pm
Goodell 5th-Floor Lounge (outside Goodell 538)

This panel will provide information on the types of dissertation research eligible for National Science Foundation (NSF) grants as well as strategies for developing a competitive application. Designed for students who intend to apply under the NSF's Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences. 

*Pre-registration requested, register here.

This event is co-sponsored by The UMass Graduate School Office of Professional Development (OPD) and The Institute for Social Science Research.  

CRF Announces Annual Competition for Graduate Student Family Research Travel Award | Deadline to Apply: October 17

The Center for Research on Families is pleased to announce the Annual Competition 



One award of $300 will be given to a graduate student who has written an outstanding paper on issues of family research and will be presenting the paper at a national research conference before December 31, 2014. The paper must already have been accepted for presentation at the conference and the award money will be used exclusively for travel expenses associated with the conference.

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:  

Oct 1 - Oct 16 | OPD Professional Development Training in Teaching and Grant/Fellowship Writing for Graduate Students

Upcoming Events & Workshops

In the next two weeks, the Office of Professional Development will offer several workshops and informational sessions designed to promote the success of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the areas of grants and fellowships, academic writing and publishing, teaching, and career preparation. Please join us for as many events as possible.