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Research Assistant sought for fall semester 2018 for a qualitative research project that is part of a University-wide Institutional Transformation (IT) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program. The purpose of NSF ADVANCE is to increase the participation and advancement of women faculty in science and engineering. The RA will work under the supervision of Professor Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of the Institute for Social Science Research and Managing co-PI for the ADVANCE grant.

ISSR is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin L. Young (Associate Professor of Political Science) to Associate Director for next academic year 2018-19. ISSR is grateful for the service of Henry Renski (Associate Professor of Regional Planning), who is completing a very successful three-year term in this important role.
 

Research Assistant sought for fall semester 2017 for assistance in developing a University-wide Institutional Transformation (IT) proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE program.

Enobong (Anna) Branch, associate professor of sociology and former ISSR Scholar, has been appointed by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to the position of associate chancellor for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

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The Consortium of Social Science Associations in Washington (COSSA) has been reporting their analysis of debates in Washington over the federal government budget. In a letter to ISSR and other members this week, COSSA builds on analysis of the Trump Administration's "skinny budget" with some highlights of  the President's full FY18 budget request.

 

    Why Social Science? is a space to talk about the unique contributions the social and behavioral sciences have made to making our society better and improving the lives of people around the world. The upcoming March for Science brings the opportunity to join with fellow scientists, researchers, and supporters from across fields, disciplines, professions, and industries to focus on Why Science—all science—is such a fundamental driver of human progress around the world.

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    The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is seeking applications for an advanced graduate student with expertise in qualitative methods to join our staff of graduate consultants for our research consulting service for Fall semester 2017.  This is a one-year position, with potential possibility for renewal. Read more for details.

    The ISSR Methodology Consultants are funded by support from the Graduate School.

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    The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to introduce its 2017-18 Scholars, who represent four colleges and six departments across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.

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    Graduate students and recent Ph.D.s with strong interest in a career involving adoption research are invited to apply to participate in the 2017 Rudd Summer Adoption Research Institute, May 21 - 26, 2017 on the campus of UMass Amherst.

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