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Public Engagement Project (PEP) Hosts “The Engaged Campus” – A Panel Discussion that Highlighted UMass’ Connection between the University and the Public

The Public Engagement Project (PEP) hosted a presentation about “The Engaged Campus: Giving Back to the Commonwealth and Beyond” on April 26th. The event was part of the UMass Founder’s Day celebration and discussed the importance of the University's collaborative involvement with the local, state, and national community.  

Over 200 People gathered at the 5th Annual New Worlds of Adoption Conference Hosted by the Rudd Adoption Research Program

Experts in the field of adoption, as well as practitioners and families, came together on April 11th and 12th at the 5th annual New Worlds of Adoption conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to explore the theme of “Contact between Adoptive and Birth Parents: What Works.” Read on to learn more about what they said!

Dr. Paul Apostolidis Combines Political Theory with the Reality Facing Migrant Day Laborers

The Center for Research on Families was excited to host Dr. Paul Apostolidis as the final Tay Gavin Erickson lecture of the semester. He presented his research on the employment struggles of migrant workers in a presentation entitled, “Migrant Day Laborers, Neoliberalism, and the Struggle for Time.”

Dr. Judith Crowell of Stony Brook University Shares Early Findings from her Longitudinal Study

Judith Crowell

The Center for Research on Families was thrilled to host Judith Crowell, MD this past March where she presented first findings of a longitudinal study entitled, "Influences of Childhood Adversity on Health in Midlife.” Crowell is from Northampton, MA and is Professor and Director of Training/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stony Brook University.

Dr. David Williams of Harvard University Delivers Inspiring Lecture about Racial Health Disparities

The Center for Research on Families was thrilled to host Dr. David Williams for a lecture on March 5, 2013. Dr. Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and gave a lecture on “Racism and Health: Findings, Questions and Directions.”