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March 11, 2016 (All day)

Dean's Faculty Research Excellence Award Deadline

Eligibility

  1. Tenure line faculty at all ranks
  2. Self-nominations welcome as well as nominations from faculty peers, Departmental Personnel Committees and Chairs
  3. Recognizes distinguished achievement in scholarship and research. The types of achievement envisioned include:
  • the winning of a prestigious prize
  • receipt of distinguished awards from one's peers
  • receipt of a major grant
  • noteworthy publications in the field

These achievements should be within the last five years

March 11, 2016 (All day)

Spring Deadline for SBS Faculty Research Grants

In order to support the development and growth of the diverse and excellent faculty research in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Dean’s Research Council offers two categories of grants to support research each year. SBS has a strong commitment to a range of social science research approaches, including, but not limited to, basic, applied, and community-engaged research.

March 11, 2016 -
9:30am to 5:30pm

Methods Symposium 2016: New Approaches in Queer, Postcolonial, and Black Studies

Call for Proposals

  • We invite applications from UMass-Amherst graduate students for the “Methods Symposium 2016” to be held Friday, March 11, from 9:30am to 5:30pm (room TBA).
  • Please apply to one of the following workshop groups as described below: queer studies, postcolonial studies, or black studies.
March 16, 2016 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

UMass Political Science & Communication Alumni Networking & Social Gathering

Save the date! The Department of Communication and Department of Political Science invite you to attend an alumni gathering at the new location of the UMass Club in Boston, MA.
Network with alumni, meet the current chairs of Political Science and Communication, and get to know the alumni advisory board members for both departments.

No cost to attend.
*Appetizers and cash bar available.

March 23, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Diversity & Social Justice Listening Lunch Series: "U.S. and Syrian Relations"

Please join for our second Listening Lunch session of the semester. The event is titled "United States and Syrian Relations," and the featured speakers will be David Mednicoff, Director of Middle Eastern Studies; and Shaheen Pasha, Assistant Professor of Journalism. Both are professors at UMass Amherst.

March 23, 2016 - 6:00pm

Diversity & Social Justice Film Series: "The Hunting Ground"

Please join us for a screening of The Hunting Ground. The post-screening discussion will be led by Prof. Lynn Phillips, Department of Communication; and Debora Ferreira, Executive Director and Chief Diversity Officer, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office.

March 24, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Social Science Matters: Paul Amar on Resisting Police

Police Forces as Social Movements in Contentious Fields of Authoritarian-Populism, Militarized Masculinity, and Racial Brutality

Presented by Paul Amar, Associate Professor in Global Studies at UC Santa Barbara as a part of the Social Science Matters Series on Resistance.

March 24, 2016 - 6:30pm, March 25, 2016 -
11:45am to 4:00pm

Critical Theory and Social Change: Confronting Racism in the Contemporary U.S.

A two-day workshop organized by the Social Thought & Political Economy Program at UMass Amherst.

March 24, 2016 - 6:30pm, March 25, 2016 -
11:45am to 4:00pm

Critical Theory and Social Change: Confronting Racism in the Contemporary U.S.

A two-day workshop organized by the Social Thought & Political Economy Program at UMass Amherst.

March 30, 2016 -
11:30am to 1:30pm

Social Science Matters: Statistics and Protests as Weapons of Resistance Against Racialized Mass Incarceration and Aggressive Policing

Pamela Oliver will speak as part of the Social Science Matters Series on Resistance

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