September 28, 2015

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science at UMass announces the fall 2015 call for applications to the Community Research Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP). 

September 24, 2015

Institute for Social Science Research Director and Professor of Sociology Laurel Smith-Doerr was invited to present her research at Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University at a symposium attended by over 500 people on September 18, 2015. The symposium's topic was “Women in Biotech.”  Smith-Doerr, the first speaker of the event, presented on a panel along with faculty members from Harvard and Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO of Forum Pharmaceuticals (formerly CEO of Millennium Pharmaceuticals).

Visit the Women in Biotech Symposium page at Radcliffe Institute for more information on this event.
September 21, 2015

October 15 deadline for SBS Research Support Grants, a new SBS Dean's Research Excellence Award and Speaker/Conference Grants. Read more for infomration on a variety of other University-level research funds that are available!

September 21, 2015

Rodrigo Dominguez-VillegasRodrigo Domínguez Villegas (Sociology) made national headlines with the report he recently co-authored for the Migration Policy Institute: "Regional Enforcement: A Profile of Migrants Deported from the United States and Mexico to the Northern Triangle."

See the presentation and resulting news coverage here: 

September 17, 2015
Michelle Budig's scholarship on gender and labor market inequalities associated with parenthood and caregiving continues to shape national policy debates, with the Washington Post featuring her recent report for the Next initiative at Third Way: "The Fatherhood Bonus and The Motherhood Penalty: Parenthood and the Gender Gap in Pay". Professor Budig is the current Chair of the Sociology Department at UMass-Amherst and a member of the ISSR Advisory Board. 


May 10, 2015

Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director and Professor of Sociology Laurel Smith-Doerr representing the American Sociological Association presented her NSF-funded research to lawmakers on Capitol Hill at an exhibition titled “Investments in STEM Research and Funding: Fueling American Innovation.” Smith-Doerr was invited to present findings from "The Social Organization of Collaboration in the Chemical Sciences," a collaborative NSF award with Jennifer Croissant at the University of Arizona. The exhibition is hosted by the Coalition for National Science Funding in the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC.