ISSR Scholars | Join us in congratulating the 2021-2022 ISSR Scholars

ANNOUNCING THE 2021-2022 ISSR SCHOLARS

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 ISSR Scholars, who represent three colleges and seven departments across the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus. Krista Harper, Acting Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, notes, “Social science uncovers the human dimensions of societal and global problems, and ISSR is thrilled to launch work with this cohort of innovative social scientists.”

Graduate Student Scholars | Center for Research on Families Student Awards

One of the many ways that the Center for Research on Families carries out its vision, to advance the health and well-being of all families, is through its student program offerings. CRF's student award program recognizes outstanding student research in the many fields that encompass family studies. They offer three categories of awards.

High Performance Computing | Invitation to try the "Unity Cluster"

For the past few years, a number of departments at UMass Amherst have been exploring different options for providing access to high-performance computing capabilities for scholars working with large, hard-to-wrangle datasets. Last year, the folks at Research Computing invited a handful of researchers to pilot-test a remote fast computing cluster solution (the “Unity Cluster”). The Unity Cluster has moved past the pilot stage, and is now in "beta" and open to a wider group of scholars. 

NVivo Local Users Community

QSR, the makers of NVivo qualitative data analysis software are scheduling virtual NVivo Research Network meetings to connect and discuss research methods with fellow researchers.

To register for the virtual meeting with researchers in New England, please see details below.

Next Meeting Topic: Using NVivo for Literature Reviews

ISSR Newsmakers | Joya Misra in New York Times on COVID's Gendered Impacts on Faculty

Headshot of ISSR Director Joya Misra

This week, ISSR Director Joya Misra was one of the expert sources cited in the New York Times feature article on the COVID-19 pandemic's gendered impacts on faculty, and in particular the need for more thoughtful recognition in many institutions of the added burden of care that often falls to female faculty. Read the full story at The New York Times.

COSSA Resources | COVID-19 & Social Science at Federal Funding Agencies

COSSA Headlines: A monthly look at what's new and noteworthy in social science policy

COSSA provides a wealth of information to help social scientists follow the changing landscape of rules and resources at the federal agencies that fund social science research, as the government responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the highlights of the current issue below, and subscribe to the COSSA Washington Update to stay abreast this of fast-changing context.

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