September 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

Success at 7:00: How I Learned to be Successful at UMass

SBS Student panelists will talk about their diverse backgrounds and the strategies that worked for them to become successful at UMass.

Light refreshments will be provided

Students who attend will have an opportunity to complete a scavenger hunt before session 2 for a chance to win prizes!

September 15, 2016 - 4:00pm

Rights as Trumps: A Reappraisal: 12th Annual Dean Alfange Jr. Lecture in American Constitutionalism

This year's speaker for the Alfange Lecture is Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Greene will be presenting 'Rights as Trumps: A Reappraisal'.

September 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Success at 7:00: Planning Your SBS Pathways

This event will introduce SBS students who have taken advantage of great opportunities such as: joining or leading a student organization, completing an nternship, studying abroad, being a research or teaching assistant, participating in alternative spring break or community service learning, etc.

Light refreshments will be provided

There will be prizes for those who complete Session 1's scavenger hunt!

September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

Social Science Matters: Along for the Ride: Interpreting Emigration

This event is also part of the the Basque Inaugural Symposium sponsored by the department of Anthropology. William Douglass founded the Basque Studies Program and has had a long career of both ethnographic and historical work tracing the demographic patterns, economic causes and lived experience of Basque migration across the world. He is know for his book Global Vasconia: essays on the Basque diaspora (2006), among other earlier classics.

September 27, 2016 - 4:30pm

Social Science Matters: Gender & Migration in the Context of US Immigration Policy - Implications for the 2016 Elections

Anthropologist Caroline Brettell, Ph.D., will speak. Brettell is an internationally recognized immigration expert who can discuss how the technology boom affects immigration, trends of new immigration gateway cities such as Dallas, Atlanta and Minneapolis and the challenges of women immigrants. 

September 27, 2016 - 7:00pm

Success at 7:00: Honing Your Skills for Success

This session will focus on time management and other important skills students need to be successful in their transition from high school to college. 

Light refreshments will be provided

September 29, 2016 - 5:00pm

Social Science Matters: The Freedman Panel

Labor Economist from Harvard University, George Borjas, will discuss main arguments from his book We Wanted Workers: A Discussion of the Economic Impacts of Immigration as part of a panel for the Social Science Matters series on Migration. Accompanying him on the panel will be Jenny Hunt from Rutgers and Arin Dube from UMass. Appetizers will be served outside the Bernie Dallas Room prior to the panel. This event is sponsored by the Department of Econmics.

October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

Social Science Matters: Immigration Attitudes - Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, Gender & Voting/Partisanship

Jane Junn is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California. Her research articles on political behavior, public opinion, racial and ethnic politics, the politics of immigration, gender and politics, and political identity have appeared in journals including Perspectives on Politics, The DuBois Review, Politics & Gender, American Politics Research, and the American Behavioral Scientist. Jane has been Vice President of the American Political Science Association, a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and the recipient of an Outstanding Teacher Award from Columbia University

October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm

Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture

Amartya Sen of Harvard University will present this year's Gamble Memorial Lecture. The Philip Gamble Memorial Lectureship Endowment was established by Israel Rogosa '42 and other family and friends in memory of Philip Gamble, a member of the economics faculty from 1935-71 and chair of the department from 1942-65. The fund supports an annual lecture series featuring a prominent economist.

October 25, 2016 - 4:30pm

Social Science Matters: Telling the Refugee Story Digitally

Claire Wardle, former Communications Director for UNHCR U.S., will give a lecture on Advocacy and Communication Technology as part of the Social Science Matters Series on Migration. This event is sponsored by the Department of Communication.

The Social Science Matters speaker series showcases the contributions of various social science disciplines to pressing current societal issues. The series demonstrate the cross-disciplinary connections within and beyond SBS, and has covered topics such as inequality and resistance in past iterations.