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.
Part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Thought and Political Economy. Frances Crowe, former director of AFSC and Peace Activist Extraodinaire, will present.
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.
"Negotiating Author Contracts and Agreements" with Laura Quilter, the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at UMass Amherst
Scholars routinely sign away rights when they publish — rights that they need to share their own work with colleagues and students, and rights they need to publish and research new work. What rights should faculty keep, and what are the best strategies for negotiating author agreements? Laura Quilter and Charlotte Roh, both with the Scholarly Communication Dept. at the Libraries, will review the issues and bring their respective legal and publishing
This panel, moderated by Obed Pasha, lecturer at the Center for Public Policy and Administration, will examine perceptions from contemporary non-Western Muslim-majority venues of the line between free speech and hate speech. Panelists will share their thoughts on what media outlets such as Charlie Hebdo may aim to achieve, and how that work is actually understood by others. The discussion will also explore whether these different approaches toward, and perceptions of, speech freedoms can be reconciled.
"Growing Up Digital: From the Times to the Marshall Project," presented by Gabriel Dance, a multimedia journalist, Pulitzer-Prize winning team member at The Guardian for the National Security Agency leaks story, and now a managing editor for the Marshall Project, a non-profit investigative journalism startup focusing on crime and punishment in the US.
"Learning to Labor in the 21st Century," presented by Katherine Newman, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UMass Amherst.
Seniors are individually recognized and awarded a commemorative UMass medal. John A. Hird, interim dean of SBS, will officiate. The audience can expect to hear meaningful and memorable commentary from the chair and a student speaker from each department and program. Each senior's name will be announced, by department, and photographs will be taken while the graduates receive their medals and shake hands with College leaders.
The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) and the Center for Heritage & Society (CHS) have co-organized a two-and-a- half day conference to bring together a broad range of interdisciplinary scholars and heritage professionals to explore key issues in cultural landscapes and heritage values.
ISSR is offering a summer program in advanced research methods organized by ISSR's Research M ethodologist, Dr. Waylon Howard. Courses will be taught by specialists in their field as part of ISSR's mission to promote excellence in social science research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and beyond. The courses offered are designed to support the methods and training needs of students, academics, and professionals to enhance their education and research success.