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NC State Psychologists Answer “Why Social Science?”

why-social-scienceThe latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Jeni L. Burnette, & Sarah L. Desmarais psychologists at North Carolina State University, who write about how messaging public health epidemics like addiction and obesity as “diseases” can change how people feel about these conditions and affect whether people seek to get treatment. Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 21 (October 29), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

Advocacy Day Hotel Block Opens

The hotel block for COSSA’s 2020 Social Science Advocacy Day, which will take place in Washington DC on March 30 and 31, is now open. Participants may reserve rooms in the block at $276 per night for the nights of March 29-31 at the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/U.S. Capitol (1225 First Street, NE), a nine-minute walk from our Advocacy Day training location and home base. Use this link when booking or book by phone using the group code C3 or Consortium of Social Science Associations. Registration for Advocacy Day will open in December.

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Posted in Issue 20 (October 15), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

October’s Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on Challenges Facing USDA Research and Statistics

headlines bannerCOSSA members are encouraged to sign up for the monthly COSSA Headlines webchat on Thursday October 10, in which COSSA staff will recap the most important social and behavioral science news from the past month and answer participants’ questions. The October chat will feature Katherine Smith Evans, Director of the Committee for Government Relations for the American Economic Association and former Administrator of the Economic Research Service, on challenges facing the Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Individuals employed by or affiliated with a COSSA member organization or university can register for the webchat here.

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Posted in Issue 19 (October 1), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

Adam Seth Levine of Researh4impact Answers “Why Social Science?”

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The latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Adam Seth Levine, Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and President of research4impact, who writes about how research4impact connects social scientists with community leaders to enhance the effectiveness of their organizations. Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 19 (October 1), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

COSSA & AESIS to Partner on Upcoming Conference on the Societal Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities

COSSA is excited to be partnering with the Network for Advancing and Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science (AESIS Network) on an international conference on the Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities on Society in Washington, DC this October 18-19. AESIS is an international, open community for various types of professionals working on stimulating and demonstrating the impact of science on economy, culture and well-being. The Washington event will be the third of its kind organized by AESIS to discuss ways to optimize the impact of research and scholarship specifically in the social sciences and humanities. COSSA is a sponsor of the conference.

The conference will bring together researchers, policy makers, professional societies, evaluators, funders, private sector players, and a variety of stakeholders to tackle questions such as:

  • How to define the social impact of social sciences and humanities;
  • How to measure this impact;
  • How engaging with government, industry and the public as a whole may stimulate the impact of social sciences and humanities.

Registration for the conference is open now. A draft conference program is available online. Organizations interested in sponsoring the event can find more details here.

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Posted in Issue 17 (September 3), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

September’s Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive with SBE Assistant Director

headlines bannerCOSSA members are encouraged to sign up for the monthly COSSA Headlines webchat on Thursday September 12, in which COSSA staff will recap the most important social and behavioral science news from the past month and answer participants’ questions. The September chat will feature a deep dive discussion with Dr. Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Individuals employed by or affiliated with a COSSA member organization or university can register for the webchat here.

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Posted in Issue 17 (September 3), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

Arthur Lupia Answers “Why Social Science?”

why-social-scienceThe latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Arthur Lupia, Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation, who writes about the breadth of impacts the social sciences have on our lives. Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 17 (September 3), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

August’s Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on Effectively Advocating from Home

headlines bannerCOSSA members are encouraged to sign up for the monthly Headlines webchat on Thursday, August 8, in which COSSA staff will recap the most important social and behavioral science news from the past month and answer participants’ questions. The August chat will feature a deep dive discussion on how to advocate for social science without having to travel to DC. Individuals employed by or affiliated with a COSSA member organization or university can register for the webchat here.

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Posted in Issue 16 (August 6), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

AAPSS Answers “Why Social Science?

why-social-scienceThe latest Why Social Science? guest post comes from Tom Kecskemethy, Executive Director of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS), who writes about how social science can guide us toward practical solutions to social problems. Read it here and subscribe.

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Posted in Issue 16 (August 6), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

July’s Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on 2020 Census

COSSA members are encouraged to sign up for the monthly Headlines webchat on Thursday, July 11, in which COSSA staff will recap the most important social and behavioral science news from the past month and answer participants’ questions. The July chat will feature a deep dive discussion on the state of the 2020 Census with Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director of the American Statistical Association. Individuals employed by or affiliated with a COSSA member organization or university can register for the webchat here.

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Posted in Issue 14 (July 9), Update, Volume 38 (2019)

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