Events

Workshop Series | "I'm a PI, Now What?"

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
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This workshop series will assist faculty principal investigators in getting all the administrative work completed on a grant while staying focused on the research. Developed by senior grant-funded faculty, this series covers topics such as overall PI responsibilities, working with subcontractors, hiring and supervising staff, monitoring budgets, reporting strategies, and thinking about applying for the next grant.

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 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.

Social Science & Social Location Series | How Does the History of Social Science Influence its Present?

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
Social science research has a history. But how does that history influence [affect?] the way in which social science is conducted in the present, including the questions we ask and the tools we use? How have the social structures we have inherited from the past survived within current thinking? Are social scientists fundamentally bound to, and trapped by, the history of their disciplines? This panel brings together leading scholars to offer their own perspective on these and related issues in an open forum.

One Year On | Understanding Emerging Technologies, Racial Equity and the Future of Work

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Life Sciences Laboratory N330 | UMass Amherst
One year after a series of NSF-funded consultations on Understanding Emerging Technologies, Racial Equity and the Future of Work, we invite you to the launch of the grant's report and a discussion of future directions in this important field of inquiry. Please join the project PIs for a brief presentation of the key themes and lessons.

Workshop Series | "I'm a PI, Now What?"

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Check event locations by session date
This workshop series will assist faculty principal investigators in getting all the administrative work completed on a grant while staying focused on the research. Developed by senior grant-funded faculty, this series covers topics such as overall PI responsibilities, working with subcontractors, hiring and supervising staff, monitoring budgets, reporting strategies, and thinking about applying for the next grant.

ISSR Seminar | The Human Milk Microbiome: a paradigm shift in infant nutrition

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
Long thought sterile unless contaminated or produced by an infected breast, human milk actually contains a unique and diverse microbiome. A game-changer in terms of understanding and optimizing infant nutrition for short- and long-term health, the human milk microbiome is probably important for early colonization of the infant’s gastrointestinal tract. n this presentation, Dr. Michelle McGuire (University of Idaho) will discuss the possible origins of the milk microbiome; factors that might drive its variability within a woman and around the globe; potential mechanisms whereby this unique microbiome might influence maternal and infant health; and gaps in research related to this topic.

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