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UMass Launches Inter-disciplinary Collaboration to Advance the "Science of Science"

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On Friday, October 9 UMass celebrated the kickoff of the Soft Materials for Life Sciences National Research Training Program (SMLS-NRT), marking an exciting new approach to graduate training in the natural sciences and an important opportunity to build meaningful collaboration between the social and natural sciences at UMass. 

Thursday, October 22 | Field to Fork: Labor in the MA Food System

The Labor Center is hosting a one-day conference to discuss labor in the food system in Massachusetts, from farm workers to restaurant workers. Panels will include a broad range of worker organizations, government officials, immigrant rights folks, student activists, and more! Please join us from 9:00-4:00 at the UMass Campus Center's Amherst Room (10th floor). We'd love to have undergrads participate--please encourage your students to come!

Friday, October 9 | Computational Social Science Institute Panel and Reception

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Faculty and graduate students are welcome to a research panel and reception to celebrate and welcome 14 new CSSI affiliates (including 8 new hires) who joined CSSI in the past year. Six new affiliates will give brief introductions to their research interests, and we will spend the rest of the time sharing lunch and mixing and mingling across colleges. 

Thursday, October 8 | Cole Lecture in Contemporary Issues - Journalism and the Enduring Struggle for Racial Justice

Kathy Roberts Forde, Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department, UMass Amherst

Kathy Roberts Forde, Associate Professor and Chair of the Journalism Department, presents the Cole Lecture in Contemporary Issues: Journalism and the Enduring Struggle for Racial Justice. Communications Hub, 3rd Floor, Integrative Learning Center, UMass Amherst

Recidivism and Recovery: Analyzing Event History Data Using R

The Center for Research on Families’ Methodology Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst presents a Methodology Seminar: “Recidivism and Recovery: Analyzing Event History Data Using R,” with Lisa Fiorenzo, Methodology Consultant at the Center for Research on Families and Data Manager/Analyst, Rudd Adoption Research Program, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Friday, October 30, 2015 | 12pm –2pm | Campus Center Room 174-176, University of Massachusetts Amherst
FREE & OPEN TO ALL (Registration required, read more for registration link and information).

Water-Society Reading Group

The Departments of Geosciences and Environmental Conservation are collaborating to launch an interdisciplinary reading group focused on the relationships between water and society. The first meeting will take place in mid-October. Click to read a description of the reading group and information for those interested in joining.

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