February 16, 2016
After a year of review, the Barr Foundation recently announced changes to its strategic plan for grant-making. Barr is not making any seismic changes. Instead, the foundation is making certain that it definitively serves as "both stewards and catalysts." Read more in this summary, adapted by UMass Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations from Inside Philanthropy (full article) and the Barr Foundation website. 
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February 10, 2016

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research would like to announce the Dr. Eugene Owen Scholarship for Research on the International Assessment of Student Achievement

February 9, 2016

The Institute for Social Science Research has an opening for an IT support person.  This position entails maintaining lab computers and providing general support to the Institute, with the following requirements:

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February 4, 2016

On January 28, student, staff and faculty from across UMass gathered to reflect on the changing expectations and implications they face in regard to data management--exploring the tensions and opportunities embedded in competing calls for transparency and confidentiality in social science research. 

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February 2, 2016

Janet Vertesi, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, explored the deeply social nature of scientific knowledge in her lively January 27 talk"Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars."

February 2, 2016

Following its well-attended November research panel on the social science of climate change and sustainability, ISSR hosted a working group of scholars who expressed interest in collaborating to advance critical social science on climate change, locally and with the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, India.