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Handbook of Science and Technology Studies Fourth Edition
February 27, 2017

ISSR is proud to announce the long-awaited publication of an important new resource for scholars of science and technology in society (STS). The fourth edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press) curates the most important areas of STS research--situating cutting-edge scholarship in the context of the field's evolution since the late 1970s. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of ISSR, is one of the editors of the new Handbook. 

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February 14, 2017

The UMass Amherst Libraries invite submissions for the Undergraduate Sustainability Research Award. All currently enrolled undergraduate UMass Amherst students, part or full-time, are eligible. The first prize recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship and two second place winners receive $500 scholarships. Papers, theses, design projects, multimedia, and artwork that present research on a sustainability topic (environmental, social or economic) will be considered. Applicants must be nominated by a UMass Amherst faculty member. Projects created from spring 2016 through fall 2016 may be submitted for review.

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February 1, 2017

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to announce a seed grant competition for interdisciplinary social science research in sustainability. This competition is designed to stimulate new scholarly collaborations for innovative research centered on sustainability themes in the social sciences. These seed grants are intended to support proposals that are not likely to be funded by traditional granting organizations because they are early in development and interdisciplinary in nature. It is anticipated that projects will clearly link to the future research, scholarly, or creative and artistic growth of the Institute for Social Science Research.

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January 1, 2017

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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January 1, 2017

Rachel Walker, assistant professor and nurse scientist in the College of Nursing at UMass Amherst, has received a Career Catalyst Research Award totaling $450,000 from the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, the world’s largest non-governmental breast cancer research organization.

December 6, 2016
The U.S. Census Bureau plans to post vacancy announcements for the following positions on Wednesday, December 7:
  • Entry-Level Recent Graduates Statisticians (includes Survey, Demographic, and Economic Statisticians).
  • Pathways Interns (includes Survey, Demographic, and Economic Statistician interns)

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