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November 3, 2016

Do you want to present your research to audiences beyond the academy, write an effective op-ed or policy brief, testify before Congress, or work with community and professional groups? The Public Engagement Project invites applications from UMass tenure-line faculty for the Spring 2017 Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship.

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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.

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