The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks nominations of graduating seniors for the 21st Century Leaders Award. Up to ten students will be awarded the 21st Century Leaders Award at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony. Recipients will receive a plaque and an award of $1,000 from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.
The Institute for Social Science Research is now accepting 2015-16 applications for the 4th annual ISSR Scholars Program, open to all ranks of social science faculty. The deadline for submitting applications is January 23, 2015.
UMass Faculty from all ranks (tenure track assistant, associate, full professors) and all departments are eligible to apply for this scholars program. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2015. Application details can be found here.
Register NOW! Ann Masten, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. In her keynote address, “Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience,” adoption will be discussed in terms of strengths that promote resilience.
Seating for this event is limited. Register today! Come meet and network with a variety of UMass alumni who have successful careers in the Boston area. This event is free and open to all UMass Amherst students. Refreshments will be provided. We will use a small-table networking format to allow students the opportunity to meet with each alumnus for 8-10 minutes.
CPPA's annual professional development trip to Washington.
Assistant Professor Lauren McCarthy (political science) will speak about her recent research in a talk titled "Ancient Horrors, New Laws: Human Trafficking in Russia."
Assistant Professor Steven Boutcher (sociology and public policy) will speak about his recent research in a talk titled "Status and Conformity Revisited: Corporate Law Firms and Isomorphism in Pro Bono Ties."
Rossi Lecture: Paying for the Party, presented by sociologist Elizabeth A. Armstrong, author of Paying for the Party: How College Maintains Inequality, and Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and the Organizational Studies Program, University of Michigan, with research interests in the areas of sexuality, gender, culture, organizations, social movements, and higher education.
Assistant Professor Dania Francis (economics) will speak about her recent research in a talk titled “Why Don’t More Black Students Take AP Courses? Examining Racialized Tracking, Social Isolation and the ‘Acting White’ Hypothesis.”