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March 27, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Putting the Education Back in “Educational” Apps

Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series welcomes Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Director, Infant Language Laboratory, Temple University. This presentation is FREE and open to the public, with an informal reception to be held after.

March 30, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Don't Blame the Robots: Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality

Presentation by John Schmitt, Center for Economic and Policy Research. Co-sponsored by the Political Economy Research Institute and the Economics Department Theory Workshop. Free and open to the public.

March 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

NYC-area Political Science and Legal Studies Alumni Reception

Join Political Science and Legal Studies this March 30th for a NYC-area alumni gathering.

March 30, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Angela Davis: Sustaining Social Justice Movements and Intersectional Struggles

Internationally known Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Scholar, and Academic Angela Davis will be engaging the UMass Amherst community in a lecture on Sustaining Social Justice Movements and Intersectional Struggles.

April 1, 2015 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Margaret Gray

"Labor and the Locavore," presented by Margaret Gray, whose book of the same title won the 2014 Book of the Year Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the American Political Science Association (APSA) Labor Project. Gray's work focuses on low-wage, non-citizen workers in the agro-food industry and their political, social, and economic opportunities. Primarily focused on the power structures facing marginalized workers.

April 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Information Session: Graduate Fellowship Opportunities For People of Color

Come to this information session and learn first-hand from successful fellowship recipients. We will outline a variety of fellowship opportunities, highlighting those with deadlines in January and February. Our panel will provide information about writing a competitive proposals and resources to get your proposal out the door on time.  

April 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Mask You Live In

Is American masculinity harming our boys, men, and society at large? Attend this screening and panel discussion of the film. Participants will include Comm Professor Erica Scharrer, as well as Genny Beemyn of the Stonewall Center and Tom Schiff of the Men and Masculinities Center. The Mask You Live In, an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

April 3, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Introduction to Qualtrics

In this session you will learn everything you need to get started creating surveys, distributing, and analyzing results using the Qualtrics Research Suite.

April 3, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

First Annual AGSA Seminar: Knowing Africa

Léonce Ndikumana, the Director of PERI's African Development Policy Program, will be speaking about African economic development at "Knowing Africa: Land of Treasures," a seminar sponsored by the African Graduate Students and Scholars Association.

April 5, 2015 - 5:00pm

Smart Start: Negotiation Skills for Women

Public $tart $mart prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. When students leave the workshop, they learn; how the gender wage gap affects their lives, how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs, how to benchmark salary and benefits, and how to negotiate for their first salary out of college.

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