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How to Prepare an ISSR or CRF Scholars Proposal

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December 13, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

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Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Laurel Smith-Doerr

Led by Center for Research on Families (CRF) Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, prospective applicants for the faculty Scholars 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 application deadline {TBA January 2018}. Free and open to UMass and Five Colleges Social Science faculty. Lunch will be provided.

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E20 Machmer Hall

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Lectures and Conferences
CRF Working Groups
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TAY GAVIN LECTURE SERIES - The Complexity of Factors Influencing the Risk of Crash Injury in Adolescents and Young Adults

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Dr. Vaca is a Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs in the Yale School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine. His research has focused on the use of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to understand developmental, behavioral, and socioecological relationships associated with racial/ethnic disparities in alcohol use disorders and motor vehicle crash-related morbidity and mortality. 

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November 26, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Crashes are the leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. While policy and engineering efforts have been successful in reducing the rates of fatal crashes, many factors (e.g., behavioral, developmental, social, cultural) contribute to the risk of crash injury.  Prevention activities and programs need to thoughtfully consider the breath of factors that can contribute to crashes and crash injury disparities among groups of young drivers. 

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Campus Center, Room 804-08, UMass Amherst

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series

Domestic Workers Building Dignity and Power, Past and Present

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Linda Burnham, Senior Advisor at the National Domestic Workers Alliance has worked for decades as an activist, writer and strategist, focused on women’s rights and racial justice. She co-founded the Women of Color Resource Center, where she served as Executive Director for 18 years. Burnham has published numerous articles on African-American women, African-American politics, and feminist theory in a wide range of periodicals and anthologies. She edited and contributed to the anthology, Changing the Race: Racial Politics and the Election of Barack Obama. Her article, “No Plans to Abandon Our Freedom Dreams” was widely circulated online in the wake of the 2016 election. Her recently completed research, Living in the Shadows: Latina Domestic Workers in the Texas-Mexico Border Region, coauthored with Lisa Moore, was published in 2018 and she is currently working on a book about domestic worker organizing. Burnham’s writing and organizing are part of a lifelong inquiry into the dynamic, often perilous intersections of race, class and gender.

Jennifer Guglielmo is an associate professor of history at Smith College who has published on a range of topics, including working-class feminisms, anarchism, whiteness and the Italian diaspora. Her book, Living the Revolution: Italian Women's Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2010) received several national...

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November 1, 2018 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Free and open to the public

Domestic workers are organizing on a massive scale to build economies that respect the labor of women of color. This panel of organizers and historians will discuss the goals and challenges facing the domestic workers’ movement. Panelists will explore how the rich history of domestic worker organizing can inform present-day struggles for dignity and respect, and inform the creation of alternative feminist economies that respect the labor of women of color.

 

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Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall

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Lectures and Conferences
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The Power of Partnerships: Research Evidence and Strategies for Success

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Susan M. Sheridan, PhD, is the George Holmes University Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series -- What does research tell us about the role of parents in supporting their child’s behavior and academic performance? This presentation will define partnerships between families and schools; describe what is necessary for partnerships to be effective; explore benefits for students, parents and teachers; and discuss best practice recommendations. Susan M. Sheridan, PhD, is the founding Director of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools. She studies the important role of families and family engagement in children’s social-behavioral adjustment and academic success, and the far-reaching benefits of partnerships between families and schools.

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November 1, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Free and open to the public

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series — The Center for Research on Families welcomes Susan M. Sheridan, PhD, who will present "The Power of Partnerships: Research Evidence and Strategies for Success"

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Room 160E, Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Book Salon with Betsy Krause on Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

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Join the FCWSRC and the Department of Anthropology at UMass Amherst on Wednesday, October 17th, 6-8pm, for an exciting book salon with Betsy Krause on her new book Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion.

The coveted “Made in Italy” label calls to mind visions of nimble-fingered Italian tailors lovingly sewing elegant, high-end clothing. Yet, as Betsy Krause uncovers in Tight Knit, Chinese migrants are the ones sewing “Made in Italy” labels into low-cost items for a thriving fast-fashion industry. Krause offers a revelatory look into how families involved in the fashion industry are coping with globalization. She brings to the fore the tensions that are reaching a boiling point as the country struggles to deal with the same migration pressures that are triggering backlash all over Europe and North America.

DISCUSSANTS: Anna Botta (Smith College), Calvin Chen (Mount Holyoke College), Anne Ciecko (UMass Amherst) and Vanessa Fong (Amherst College)

 

** Dinner provided - please email nroubini@mtholyoke.edu if you have any special dietary needs **

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Free and open to the public
October 17, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College

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Lectures and Conferences
Book Salon
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