November 10, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Free ISSR Methodology Workshop: Urban Education Panel

This session brings together UMass Amherst Professors Jason Irizarry and Amanda Walker Johnson and University of Amsterdam's Bowen Paulle to share experiences with the challenges in conducting research in urban settings. 

November 13, 2014 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Free ISSR Methodology Workshop: Protecting Your Data in the Field

Wondering about the Cloud? Dropbox? UDrive? How safe is your computer when you are using free WiFi? In this workshop OIT staff will show various options for backing up data and keeping it secure when you are doing research away from campus.

November 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Lifting Up Low-Wage Work: Global Perspectives

STPEC and CHC co-sponsor a Special Topic Talk in Social Thought and Political Economy.

November 18, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Free ISSR Methodology Workshop: Feminist/Queer Perspectives on Methods

The ISSR brings together experts from women and gender studies, sociology, science studies, economics, political science and history to discuss challenges in studying gender/sexuality/identity with different research methods.

November 18, 2014 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Preparing for Tenure Workshop Dinner

 Preparing for Tenure Workshop Dinner for SBS Assistant Professors. Cocktails to follow.

November 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

A Salute to Service

Join with UMass Amherst to honor those who exemplify good citizenship through their exceptional achievements.

December 5, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Free ISSR Methodology Workshop: How to Prepare a Scholars Proposal

Led by CRF Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, prospective applicants for the faculty Scholar's programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program to apply to, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the spring 2015 application deadline.

April 17, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

The Rudd Adoption Research Program Presents "New Worlds of Adoption: Launching into Adulthood"

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.     

May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm

SBS Senior Celebration

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.

May 13, 2015 (All day) to May 15, 2015 (All day)

Conference: Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Values Center for Heritage and Society's international conference will be jointly sponsored with the UMass Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.