College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The first Social Science Matters lecture of the semester will feature speaker Douglas Massey, professor of sociology at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He will discuss the work he has done with legislators and policymakers in developing his migration research for policy use. 

January 25, 2017
11:30 am

Campus Center, Amherst Room

This seminar will introduce a sampler plate of ideas and activities from the course for first-year UMass students, titled “Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness, Creativity, and Accomplishment.”

February 7, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

Professor Nilanjana Dasgupta, of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences will present her talk, “STEMing the Tide: How Female Professors and Peers Can Encourage Young Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

March 6, 2017
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Professor Joseph B. Berger presents his talk titled “Global Challenge in Higher Education Research.”

April 4, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138