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September 22, 2016

The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI), with financial support from NSF SciSIP, is hosting a Colloquium on Science and Innovation Policy Research and Practice connecting research and practice in science and innovation policy as part of SSTI's 2016 Annual Conference November 1-3 in Columbus, Ohio. Scholarships, including funds toward travel costs, are available to support 8-10 graduate students to participate in the conference and colloquium.

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August 15, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of public-use files (PUF) for the questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The PATH Study PUF are downloadable from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

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July 19, 2016

The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) has published its analysis of where things stand on the annual appropriations bills that authorize federal spending on social science research, as the U.S. Congress goes into its summer recess. Read the details, agency-by-agency, in the full analysis here

Professor Darrel Ramsey-Musolf
July 11, 2016

Darrel Ramsey-Musolf (Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning)  has published his research on “Evaluating California’s Housing Element Law, Housing Equity, and Housing Production (1990-2007)”  in the journal Housing Policy Debate (v26 n3).

July 7, 2016

The UMass scholars leading the World Wide University Network's Climate-Resilient Open Partnership for Food Security  (CROP-FS) project have published correspondence in the current issue of Nature calling for early and intentional integration of social science in food security efforts. ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr serves on the CROP-FS leadership team, where she and Sociology Doctoral student Timothy Sacco have been instrumental in bringing social science insights to highlight the social processes and institutions underlying scientific collaborations for food security.

Jane E. Fountain, Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst
July 5, 2016

What guidance can the social and behavioral sciences give federal policymakers to increase the benefits and reduce the costs to society of technological innovations? Jane E. FountainDistinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst, recently joined fellow experts in science and technology policy to address this question in a White Paper for the White House team on Social and Behavioral Science. 

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