Events Archive

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series | Jose Blackorby PhD

Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:00pm


UMass Campus Center Room 804-808

The Center for Research on Families welcomes Jose Blackorby PhD, Senior Director of Research and Development CAST Inc., who will present a talk titled Universal Design For Learning 2017: A Framework Grows Up.

In his talk, Dr Blackorby will describe the current status of Universal Design for Learning policy, practice, research and implementation, as well as new challenges the field faces that come with growth.

Social Brown Bag | Geraldine Downey PhD

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00pm


Tobin 423

Geraldine Downey PhD, a professor at Columbia University, will present a talk entitled Coping with the threat of rejection.

Dr. Downey conducts research on rejection sensitivity in the context of interpersonal relationships and in institutional settings such as schools.

To learn more about her work, please visit:

All are welcome!

Social Brown Bag | Amilcar Shabazz PhD | CANCELED

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 12:00pm


Tobin 423

This talk has been canceled and may be rescheduled at a later date.

Dr. Amilcar Shabazz, Professor in the W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies here at UMass, will present a talk which is TBD.

Dr. Shabazz’s recent work focuses on mass media and the civil rights and black power movements, and the future of the higher education of African Americans in the wake of anti-affirmative action litigation.

To learn more about his work, please visit:

Social Brown Bag | Brett Stoudt PhD

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 12:00pm


Tobin 423

Brett Stoudt PhD, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at the City University of New York wi. present a talk titled Researching at the community-university borderlands: Using public science to study policing in the South Bronx.

Dr. Stoudt conducts research on the social psychology of privilege and oppression as well as aggressive and discriminatory policing practices.