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November 9, 2015

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.

November 9, 2015

The Office of the Vice Chancellor announces the launch of the new Research and Engagement website, which is now live and can be accessed here.

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November 9, 2015

The 2016 Rudd-REFCA Conference - New Worlds of Adoption and Foster Care: Thriving on the Frontline is now accepting applications for poster and presentation submissions. Conference attendees are invited to submit an application to present a poster or a 20-minute oral presentation featuring their research or programs. Posters and presentations may highlight adoption or foster care research that has not been presented previously, or they may be about innovative programs or projects that would be of interest to the audience. 

Jen Sandler and Renita Thedvall introduce the panel
October 26, 2015

Never be bored in a meeting again! Highlights of reflections from the October 9 joint ISSR/Department of Anthropology seminar on the puzzles and pathways of doing meeting ethnography.

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October 15, 2015

On Friday, October 9 UMass celebrated the kickoff of the Soft Materials for Life Sciences National Research Training Program (SMLS-NRT), marking an exciting new approach to graduate training in the natural sciences and an important opportunity to build meaningful collaboration between the social and natural sciences at UMass. 

October 8, 2015
The Labor Center is hosting a one-day conference to discuss labor in the food system in Massachusetts, from farm workers to restaurant workers. Panels will include a broad range of worker organizations, government officials, immigrant rights folks, student activists, and more! Please join us from 9:00-4:00 at the UMass Campus Center's Amherst Room (10th floor). We'd love to have undergrads participate--please encourage your students to come!

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