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ISSR is pleased to support the English Department at UMass-Amherst's “Methods Symposium 2016” - to be held Friday, March 11, from 9:30am to 5:30pm. This symposium invites graduate students from across the humanities and social sciences whose work makes methodological interventions in queer, postcolonial, and/or black studies to join prominent scholars in a daylong discussion of the question, “What methods; why now?”

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

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In a long-anticipated blog post published over the weekend, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker announced that the foundation has completed its two-year-long strategic planning process and shared details on FordForward - the foundation's blueprint for changes in its culture, programs, and assets.

The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology recognizes students in the social sciences who incorporate visual analysis in their work.  The contest is open worldwide to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science).   It is named for Rachel Dorothy Tanur (1958-2002), an urban planner and lawyer who cared deeply about people and their lives and was an acute observer of living conditions and human relationships.

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