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Opportunities and Challenges: Using Market-based Approaches to Encourage High Quality Nursing Home Care

Presenters: 

David Grabowski, PhD
Professor, Health Care Policy
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School

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David Grabowski Harvard Medical School
February 8, 2018 - 3:30pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

The quality of nursing home care in the US is a longstanding policy concern. In response, the use of market-based approaches, like pay-for-performance and quality report cards, has grown in recent years. To date, these programs have been somewhat mixed in terms of improving performance. Dr. Grabowski will broadly review the policy issues and discuss several studies focusing on nursing home care and challenges to improving care.

Location: 

160 East, Commonwealth Honors College

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Making Research Matter: Sharing Insights on Public Engagement

Presenters: 

Meg Bond
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Center for Women & Work
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Ezra Markowitz
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation
Frameworks Institute Fellow
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amy Schalet
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Director, Public Engagement Project
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Moderated By:
M.V. Lee Badgett 

Professor, Department of Economics
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Author of The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World
 

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February 2, 2018 -
11:30am to 1:00pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Academics often desire to lend their research and scientific expertise to pressing social issues and public debates.

Location: 

Hadley Room, Campus Center, UMass Amherst

CRF / ISSR Scholar Program Info Session

Presenters: 

Maureen Perry-Jenkins, CRF Faculty Director
Laurel Smith-Doerr, ISSR Faculty Director

December 12, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Join CRF Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr for an info session on applying to be a CRF Family Research Scholar or ISSR Scholar. Prospective applicants for the Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program is best suited to them, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the 2018 application deadline.

Location: 

E20 Machmer Hall

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CRF Deadlines

Is Cognitive Therapy Enduring or are Antidepressants Iatrogenic?

Presenters: 

Steven Hollon, PhD
Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology
Prof. of Psychology and Human Development; Prof. of Psychiatry
Department of Psychological Sciences, Vanderbilt University

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Steven Hollon CRF
December 11, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series — The Center for Research on Families welcomes Steven Hollon, PhD, who will present "Is Cognitive Therapy Enduring or are Antidepressants Iatrogenic?"

Location: 

Room 160 WEST, Commonwealth Honors College

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Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School

Presenters: 

Calvin Morrill, Ph.D.
Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law, Professor of Sociology, and Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy / Legal Studies
School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley

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December 8, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series — The Center for Research on Families welcomes Calvin Morrill, PH.D, who will present "Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School."

Location: 

Commonwealth Honors College 160E, UMass Amherst

Event Type: 

Lectures and Conferences
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series
UMass Events

Jamie Rowen (FRS "17-'18) Presents at Four @ Four, Fall 2017

Presenters: 

Kimberlee Pérez: "Rubbing Up Against Difference: On the Complex Erotics of Audiencing as Queer Worldmaking"

Kimberlee Pérez is a scholar-performer interested in narrative performance that gets at constructions and embodiments of identity and relations. Her performance scholarship can be found in Text and Performance Quarterly, QED: A Journal of Queer Worldmaking, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and in several edited volumes. Perez was part of an author team that published Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBT Worldmaking. Her current projects include a performance piece about desire and queer relations and a book monograph on queer intimacy.

Ventura Perez: "The Biocultural Approaches to the Study of Violence"

Ventura Perez studies bio-archaeology with a primary area of interest in interpersonal and institutional forms of violence. His work focuses on cultural representations of violence using an interdisciplinary inquiry that includes social science and behavioral and biological research (specifically skeletal trauma), along with the analysis of artifacts and ethnohistoric research. Perez views the use of violence as a cultural performance and argues that in order to understand its use we must strive to recognize the culturally specific circumstances under which it is produced and maintained. Other areas of interest include skeletal biology, taphonomy, forensic anthropology, paleopathology, and the etiology of...

December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm

An evening of slam research presentations by SBS faculty members over hors d'oeuvres and beverages. This event will feature presentions from Ventura Perez (Anthropology), Jamie Rowen (Political Science), Kimberlee Perez (Communication), and Mwangi wa Githinji (Economics). RSVP here.

Location: 

Amherst Room, Campus Center

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UMass Events

Lecture: "Why Do Humans Have Difficult Childbirth and Helpless Newborns?" Karen Rosenberg, University of Delaware

Presenters: 

Karen Rosenberg, PhD
Professor of Anthropology
University of Delaware

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Karen Rosenberg
November 1, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Fees: 

Free and open to the public

A biological anthropologist, Rosenberg's work focuses on human evolution, with special emphasis on Neanderthals. She conducts research into the evolution of women and childbirth practices and is the co-editor of the journal PaleoAnthropology.
 


For more information, contact Jason Kamilar,Colloquium Coordinator at jkamilar@umass.edu.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Families.

Location: 

Old Chapel, UMass Amherst

Event Type: 

Lectures and Conferences
UMass Events

CRF Graduate Student Family Research: Fall Travel Awards

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CRF Fall Travel Awards
October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Fall Travel Awards of up to $300 will be given to selected UMass Amherst graduate students who are presenting original family research* at a national research conference before April 30, 2018. The student must be the first author on an accepted paper or poster presentation at the conference. The award money must be used exclusively for travel expenses associated with the conference.

Event Type: 

CRF Deadlines

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