September 24, 2015

Institute for Social Science Research Director and Professor of Sociology Laurel Smith-Doerr was invited to present her research at Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University at a symposium attended by over 500 people on September 18, 2015. The symposium's topic was “Women in Biotech.”  Smith-Doerr, the first speaker of the event, presented on a panel along with faculty members from Harvard and Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO of Forum Pharmaceuticals (formerly CEO of Millennium Pharmaceuticals).

September 21, 2015

October 15 deadline for SBS Research Support Grants, a new SBS Dean's Research Excellence Award and Speaker/Conference Grants. Read more for infomration on a variety of other University-level research funds that are available!

September 21, 2015

Rodrigo Dominguez-VillegasRodrigo Domínguez Villegas (Sociology) made national headlines with the report he recently co-authored for the Migration Policy Institute: "Regional Enforcement: A Profile of Migrants Deported from the United States and Mexico to the Northern Triangle."

May 10, 2015

Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director and Professor of Sociology Laurel Smith-Doerr representing the American Sociological Association presented her NSF-funded research to lawmakers on Capitol Hill at an exhibition titled “Investments in STEM Research and Funding: Fueling American Innovation.” Smith-Doerr was invited to present findings from "The Social Organization of Collaboration in the Chemical Sciences," a collaborative NSF award with Jennifer Croissant at the University of Arizona. The exhibition is hosted by the Coalition for National Science Funding in the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.

April 18, 2015

This week, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith introduced the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806), the authorization bill for the National Science Foundation (NSF). Like last year's version of this legislation (the FIRST Act), this bill sets arbitrary funding levels for NSF's research directorates and would impose a massive 45% cut on the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) (see COSSA's analysis and statement on the legislation). The bill is scheduled for a markup by the full House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on Wednesday, April 22.