Research Frontiers Evening

Research Frontiers Evening brings together faculty, students, and community members to present and learn about how social sciences research is engaging key issues of the 21st century. The event is hosted annually by the Division of Social Sciences.
  • Big data for social good

    2018: Big Data for Social Good

    Speakers included Katharyne Mitchell, Rebecca London, Carlos Dobkin and Chris Benner. Talks included using data to reduce disparities in public education; the effect of a major medical event on financial well-being; and technology, inequality, and the future of work and employment.

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  • Dean Mitchell

    2017: Now Is The Time... Here Is The Place

    Speakers included Steve McKay, Lisa Rofel, Gabriela Arredondo, Leila Takayama, Karen Holl, and Sikina Jinnah. Panels included Community Research and Global Engagement and Engineering the Planet: Robots, Environment and Policy.

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    2016: Politics of Change?! Social Sciences Take on 2016

    Speakers included Carla Hesse, Heather Bullock, Nirvikar Singh, Elizabeth Beaumont, Andrew Szasz, Dean Mathiowetz, and Veronica Terriquez. Panels included The 99% and Changing Geographies: Climate, Mindfulness, Youth.

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    2015: Collaborative Research to Solve 21st Century Challenges

    Speakers included Natalia Lazzati, Stacy Philpott, Julie Guthman, Chris Wilmers, Regina Langhout, Melissa Caldwell, and Catherine Ramirez. Panels included Eat & Be Eaten: Environment and Food and Social Justice: Kids, Countries, and Citizenship. 

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    2014: Data, Environment, and Justice

    Speakers included Jennifer Wolch, Carl Walsh, Lars Fehren-Schmitz, Doug Bonnet, Jon Robinson, Travis Seymour, Debbie Letourneau, Ronnie Lipschutz, Andrew Mathews, Jeff Bury, Eleonora Pasotti, Shelly Grabe, Phil Hammack, and Hector Perla. Panels included Data: Is Bigger Really Better?, Environment: Climate, Animals & Food, and Justice: Here, There, Them & Us.

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    2013: Social Values and Citizenship, Learning Environments in the 21st Century, and Social Sciences and the International Community

    Speakers included Alessandro Duranti, Stacy Philpott, Debbie Gould, Carlos Dobkin, Craig Haney, Barbara Rogoff, Rob Fairlie, Steve Whittaker, Daniel Press, Rod Ogawa, Flora Lu, Ken Eaton, Danilyn Rutherford, and Patricia Zavella. Panels included Social Values & Citizenship, Learning Environments in the 21st Century, and Social Sciences and the International Community. 

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