April 23, 2015 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Gabriel Dance

"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.

April 24, 2015 - 5:00pm

Keynote Talk: Marsha Kinder, "Voices from the Spectrum"

Join us for a keynote talk, "Voices from the Spectrum: Autism, Neurodiversity, and Representation," by guest scholar Marsha Kinder. A reception will follow Prof. Kinder's talk.

This event is free and open to the public and is a part of the "Neurodiversity University" series at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Support for Neurodiversity University has been provided by the Department of Communication, the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute.

April 27, 2015 - 4:00pm

Public Lecture: Jonathan Bloom, "Forsaken Food"

Please join us for a public lecture by Jonathan Bloom titled "Forsaken Food: Why We Waste Nearly Half of our Food (and What We Can Do About It)."

April 28, 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Katherine Newman

"Learning to Labor in the 21st Century," presented by Katherine Newman, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UMass Amherst.

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)

Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Values Conference

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.

June 1, 2015 (All day) to June 12, 2015 (All day)

ISSR Methodology Summer Summit

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.