ISSR is proud to announce the long-awaited publication of an important new resource for scholars of science and technology in society (STS). The fourth edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies (MIT Press) curates the most important areas of STS research--situating cutting-edge scholarship in the context of the field's evolution since the late 1970s. Laurel Smith-Doerr, Director of ISSR, is one of the editors of the new Handbook.
Graduate students and recent Ph.D.s with strong interest in a career involving adoption research are invited to apply to participate in the 2017 Rudd Summer Adoption Research Institute, May 21 - 26, 2017 on the campus of UMass Amherst.
The Innovation, Knowledge and Networks (INK) program in the Survey Research Center (SRC) of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks applications for a tenure-track Research Assistant Professor, to work in the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS).
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce the availability of public-use files (PUF) for the questionnaire data from the first wave of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The PATH Study PUF are downloadable from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
The Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) has published its analysis of where things stand on the annual appropriations bills that authorize federal spending on social science research, as the U.S. Congress goes into its summer recess. The short story is: stay tuned...
Darrel Ramsey-Musolf (Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning) has published his research on “Evaluating California’s Housing Element Law, Housing Equity, and Housing Production (1990-2007)” in the journal Housing Policy Debate (v26 n3).
The UMass scholars leading the World Wide University Network's Climate-Resilient Open Partnership for Food Security (CROP-FS) project have published correspondence in the current issue of Naturecalling for early and intentional integration of social science in food security efforts. ISSR Director Laurel Smith-Doerr serves on the CROP-FS leadership team, where she and Sociology Doctoral student Timothy Sacco have been instrumental in bringing social science insights to highlight the social processes and institutions underlying scientific collaborations for food security.
What guidance can the social and behavioral sciences give federal policymakers to increase the benefits and reduce the costs to society of technological innovations? Jane E. Fountain, Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst, recently joined fellow experts in science and technology policy to address this question in a White Paper for the White House team on Social and Behavioral Science.