NEW DATE | Sites Unseen: Industrial Hazards, Systemic Risk, and the Remaking of American Cities

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
919 Thompson Hall | UMass Amherst
Third time's the charm! Please join ISSR and the Department of Sociology for this long-awaited talk by Scott Frickel, Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society.

Brenda Bradley | The Genetics of Primate Diversity: Color Vision, Camouflage and Communication | March 7

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
UMass Amherst | Old Chapel, 2nd floor
Brenda Bradley (Anthropology | George Washington University) discusses how genetic and environmental variation shape the biological characteristics of primates. Including how genetic mechanisms influence the evolution of similar traits in distantly related species. Dr. Bradley visits UMass to collaborate with ISSR Scholar Jason Kamilar (Anthropology).

ISSR Methodology Workshop | Introduction to Exploratory Factor Analysis Using SPSS and Confirmatory Factor Analysis with SPSS Amos | Feb 27

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
In this workshop we will introduce how to perform exploratory factor analysis using SPSS and confirmatory factor analysis using SPSS Amos.

Juliana Brixey | Interruptions: Derailing Task Performance in Healthcare | February 27

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
UMass Amherst | 201 Skinner Hall
Interruptions aren't just annoying; they have important implications for patient safety. Dr. Juliana Brixey (University of Texas Health Science Center | School of Biomedical Informatics and School of Nursing) discusses her research on interruptions in workflow and patient safety.

ISSR Methodology Workshop | Getting Started in NVivo: The Basics | Importing Your Data, Setting Up Your Node Structure, and Beginning to Code

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
This workshop will cover the basics of how to get started using NVivo. It is targeted to new users of NVivo who have little or no experience with the software. This hands-on session will focus on bringing data into NVivo, organizing it, and beginning to code.

Thomas Weiss | The UN in the Age of Trump | February 23

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
UMass Amherst | 420 Thompson Hall
Thomas Weiss (Political Science | CUNY Graduate Center), an eminent scholar of international organizations, conflict management, humanitarian action, the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, North-South relations, and U.S. foreign policy, will address the questions and challenges surrounding the United Nations in the current political context. Dr. Weiss visits UMass to collaborate with ISSR Scholar Peter Haas (Political Science).

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