October 17, 2014

LAunching into Adultihood Event Poster with Date and Location

Event Date: 
April 17, 2015
Event Time: 
8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Campus Center Auditorium

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ann MastenPh.D., Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, will highlight research on resilience in development with a focus on transitions to adulthood. In her keynote address, “Ordinary Magic on the Developmental Road to Resilience,” adoption will be discussed in terms of strengths that promote resilience. Joining Dr. Masten will be three adult adoptees who are now in significant professional positions serving the adoption community:  

September 10, 2014

""ISSR is pleased to announce that the research of Michelle Budig (Research Scholar 2012-2013) was recently highlighted in a New York Times article about her study on the motherhood wage penalty and the fatherhood wage bonus demonstrating that generally women make less money with each child they have while men’s earnings are likely to rise with marriage and children.

For the full NY Times article click here.

Other feature articles: BustleDish

April 16, 2014

This year the UMass campus boasts ten current graduate students who received the prestigious and competitive National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRF), six of whom are in the social sciences.

Hearty congratulations go to advanced degree candidates Ivy Ilyse Hauser (Linguistics), Ember Skye W. Kane-Lee (Sociology), Erica Elaine Kowsz (Archaeology), Leland Paul Kusmer (Linguistics), Jana Lembke (Psychology), and Adam C. Zimmer (Biological Anthropology).

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

March 19, 2014

The Institute for Social Science Research is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 Scholars, who represent three colleges and five departments across the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus.

Bruce Desmarais
January 15, 2014

Assistant Professor Bruce Desmarais (Department of Political Science) has been named Associate Director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR).