SPHHS Event Listings

HackEbola: A Datafest at UMass Amherst

Date: 
Fri, 2014-11-21 17:30 to Sun, 2014-11-23 14:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, 1634 Lederle Graduate Research Tower

Join western Massachusetts data scientists, statisticians, and digital humanitarians for a weekend-long hackathon event focused bringing students, faculty, and other professionals together to work on learning more about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by analyzing real-time data on the outbreak and response.

Logistics and Schedule

This event will be held at UMass-Amherst (1634, LGRT). The schedule (still under development) will include the following events:

- Monday, Nov. 17: Data made available
- Friday, Nov. 21, 5:30pm: Opening workshop, team formation
- Saturday, Nov. 22, 1pm: HackEbola team check-in, status updates, lunch
- Sunday, Nov. 23, 2pm: Late lunch, presentations by all teams

Participants will be encouraged to work in teams at the UMass campus on Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. Snacks, beverages, and lunches will served free of cost to participants.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but please register in advance.

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Event is free, registration is required

#HearOurStories: A Digital Story Screening with Young Parenting Women

Date: 
Wed, 2014-11-05 19:00 to 20:30
Location: 
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, 5 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

In partnership with the Hear Our Stories project, this screening will feature moving digital stories from young parenting Latinas. This event is lead by young Latina women and a panel following the screening will feature these young women.

Hear Our Stories is a sexual rights and justice project that is using new media to reveal how young pregnant and parenting women experience and negotiate sexual health disparities.

The project aims to transform assumptions about young parents through the novel use of digital storytelling to shift the conversation on young parenthood, sexuality, health, and rights across generations.

This event is free and open to the public.

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RSVP Required

Annual, Government, Criminal Justice & Non Profit Career Fair

Date: 
Thu, 2014-10-09 13:30 to 16:00
Location: 
Woodward Center, Westfield State University 395 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA 01086

The College Career Centers of Western, MA invite you to attend our Annual Government, Criminal Justice & Non Profit Career Fair.  This fair is offered at no cost to students to attend.

·         Over 100 agencies were in attendance in 2013

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Final Doctoral Oral Defense: Xiangdong Gu

Date: 
Thu, 2014-07-24 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House Room 412

Please join Xiandong Gu for his final doctoral oral defense entitled “Data Analysis and Study Design in the Presence of Error-Prone Diagnostic Tests.”

All are welcome.

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Final Doctoral Oral Exam: Susan Boyer-Brown

Date: 
Tue, 2014-08-19 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House Room 321

Public Health Ph.D. candidate Susan Boyer-Brown will present her final oral examination of her dissertation, titled "Nutritional, Hormonal, and Psychological Risk Factors for Breast Cancer."

Her committee chairperson is Susan Hankinson, and her committee members are Katherine Reeves, Jing Qian, and Kathleen Arcaro.

All are welcome to attend.

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Final Doctoral Defense: Xiangdong Gu

Date: 
Thu, 2014-07-24 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold 412

Doctoral candidate Xiangdong Gu will defend his final dissertation, titled "Data analysis and Study Design in the Presence of Error-Prone Diagnostic Tests." His committee members are Raji Balasubramanian, Chair, Andrea Foulkes, Member, and Mahlet G. Tadesse, Outside Member.

All are welcome to attend.

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The Ethics and Practice of Digital Storytelling as a Community-Based Participatory Approach in Public Health

Date: 
Sat, 2014-11-15 09:00 to 17:00
Location: 
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd.. New Orleans, LA

A short course offered by the Learning Institute of the
142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association
Pre-Conference LI Fee: $300

Course overview

Digital storytelling, as a process, is a sensitizing tool for narratively informed public health research, advocacy, and health promotion practice. The purpose of this Learning Institute is to enable participants to understand the myriad ethical issues of carrying out community-based participatory research that employs digital storytelling as a methodology; build skills for appropriately addressing the ethical concerns that may arise in the context of digital storytelling methods; and understand the process of digital storytelling. By the end of the session, participants will be able to demonstrate critically enhanced awareness of ethical issues surrounding participatory visual and digital methodologies and effective ways to address these issues. We will employ a number of teaching methods during this Learning Institute, including mini-lectures, case studies and small group work, interactive writing and narrative sharing exercises, and open discussion.

Faculty

Aline Gubrium, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

agubrium@schoolph.umass.edu

Amy Hill, MA

Director, Silence Speaks

Center for Digital Storytelling

Berkeley, CA

amylenita@storycenter.org

Louis Graham, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

lfgraham@schoolph.umass.edu

Lisa Wexler, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

lwexler@schoolph.umass.edu

How to Register

To view detailed Learning Institute Course descriptions and fees go to www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/LearningInstitutes.

The Effects of Fatigue on Individual Running Mechanics

Date: 
Thu, 2014-06-05 14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Skinner Hall, Room 201

Jasper Reenalda, Ph.D., will present a lecture on fatigue and running mechanics.

All are welcome to attend.

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Final Doctoral Oral Defense: Kathleen Szegda

Date: 
Thu, 2014-06-19 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 412

Ms. Kathleen Szegda will he defending her final doctoral dissertation entitled, “Stress and Depression during Pregnancy among Hispanic Women:  Risk for Adverse Birth Outcomes and the Role of Physical Activity.”

Her committee members are Lisa Chasan-Taber, chair, Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Member, Penelope S. Pekow, Member, and Sally Powers, Outside Member.

All are welcome to attend.

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Final Doctoral Defense: Leso Munala

Date: 
Mon, 2014-06-16 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 321

Ms. Leso Munala will be defending her final doctoral dissertation entitled, "Health Care Practitioners' Experiences and Needs in Providing Services to Female Survivors of Sexual Violence in Nairobi, Kenya: A Phenomological Investigation."

Her committee members are Tameka Gillum, Chair, Aline Gubrium, Member, and Karen Kalmakis, Outside Member.

All are welcome to attend.

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