Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities - a seminar with Scott Frickel (Brown University | Sociology)

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
620 Thompson Hall | Umass Amherst
This talk with Scott Frickel (Brown University) examines the interplay of urban demography, industrialization and risk management to identify local mechanisms driving the socio-environmental change. The study is informed by spatial and historical comparison of hazardous waste site accumulation in four major U.S. cities (Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Portland, OR) over five decades, from 1955 to 2008.

Social Sciences & Environment Network | Seed Grant Information and Networking Lunch

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
UMass Amherst | E20 Machmer Hall
Launch the new year with support to develop research on social science, sustainability, and the environment. This working lunch event will share information and support networking for principal investigators interested in applying in the second round of funding from the Social Science & Environment Network's Seed Grant Program, sponsored by ISSR and the School of Earth & Sustainability at UMass Amherst.

ADVANCE Faculty Workshop | NSF Program Officer John Parker | How to Collaborate: Tips on team science

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Life Sciences Laboratory N610 | UMass Amherst
Join us for a presentation by Dr. John Parker, NSF Program Officer of Science, Technology, and Society and international expert on scientific collaboration as he leads a discussion and provides tips for faculty on how to develop a culture of effective and equitable collaboration, based on his sociological research on highly successful scientific teams.

ISSR Methodology Workshop | Stata for Beginners

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
In this two hour workshop, you will become familiar with a widely used software to manage data and run statistical tests. You will learn basic skills to open a dataset, find trends in your data, and obtain descriptive statistics. You will also learn how to obtain help to use Stata on your own after the workshop. No prior experience with Stata is expected.

ISSR Methodology Workshop | How to Do Network Analysis

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:15pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
In this workshop we will review the basic components of network analysis, and learn how to ‘do’ network analysis through a series of simple easy-to-understand examples. This will cover the specialized language that network analysis uses, how measurements work, and how data is structured for network analysis. This workshop will use the R statistical environment. No prior knowledge of R is required.

Social Science & Social Location Series | Gender in the Social Science Professions: How is it informing scholarship?

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
Social institutions such as gender are widely recognized within the social sciences to affect the operation of the world we study. Yet they also affect how we conduct our work as scholars, from how research is conducted, how networks of collaboration and esteem function within the profession, and many other aspects of our lives as scholars. This panel examines new research on how gender operates within the social science professions, features perspectives from a variety of different disciplines, and explores what might be done to address differences and inequities among social scientists.

ISSR Methodology Workshop | Introduction to SPSS: Data Management, Descriptive Statistics and T-tests

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
With its user-friendly interface, SPSS has been a popular statistical software in social sciences. Designed for individuals with minimal experience with SPSS and those who need refresher to it, the workshop will introduce participants to manage data and to perform the basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques using the software.