March 4, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Vietnam: An Unfinished War

Part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Thought and Political Economy. H. Patricia Hynes, director of the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice in western Massachusetts will present photographs from her visit and discuss our responsibility for addressing this on-going legacy of the “American War” in Vietnam.

March 5, 2015 - 12:45pm

"The Development of Multisensory Communication Skills in Infancy"

DAVID LEWKOWICZ, PH.D., Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University will discuss two main lines of research that shed light on when and how this ability develops: (a) the development of sequence learning, and (b) the development of multisensory selective attention.

March 5, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Zube Lecture: Flavia Montenegro-Menezes

Montenegro-Menezes is an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst and co-directs the graduate certificate program in Cultural Landscape Management.

March 5, 2015 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Mary Ann Feldman

Regional Inequality: Defining & Measuring Economic Development, presented by Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina and winner of the 2013 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, presented by the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics.

March 6, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Linguistics Symposium

This symposium, Linguistic Inequality: Language and Power in the Americas, includes Jennifer Leeman (Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, George Mason University); Nelson Flores (Assistant Professor of Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania); and José Del Valle (Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, City University of New York).

March 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

NSF Information Session: Intellectual Merits and Broader Impacts in Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences

Dr. Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina and NSF Program Officer for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program, drawing from her experiences in the arena of federal grants, will present an informational session for social scientist planning to submit proposals followed by a question and answer period. 

March 10, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Introduction to Semi-Structured and Unstructured Interview Methods

An ISSR short course by Eric Griffith to teach how to recognize when to use semi-structured or unstructed interviews, and then be able to generate an efficient and effective line of questioning.

March 12, 2015 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Perspectives on Inequality—Chai Feldblum

"Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination: Revisiting Sex Discrimination Law," presented by Chai Feldblum, Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and founder of the Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, representing clients such as Catholic Charities USA, the National Disability Rights Network, and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. 

March 19, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Poltical Science and Legal Studies Alumni Reception

Join us at our annual Boston alumni reception! 

March 19, 2015 - 5:00pm

Boston-Area Communication Alumni Reception

It's time to get social with fellow UMass communicators in Boston! Please join Boston-area communication alumni and UMass Amherst professors for cocktails, networking, and a special presentation by Communication Professor Jarice Hanson.