Corporate Social Responsibility, BLM, and Consumer Activism

Below is an excerpt from the CSBS’s podcast with Dr. Ishva Minefee, Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Illinois, in the Gies College of Business.   In this episode, Dr. Minefee talks with CSBS Research Scientist Peter Ondish about his experience seeing how companies in South Africa differed in their social messaging around […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Dr. Brian Ogolsky

Brian Ogolsky, PhD, is the Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies, with affiliate appointments in the Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS), School of Labor and Employment Relations, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and Family Law and Policy Program. Dr. Ogolsky’s research […]

Professional Development Panel for Assistant Professors

This in-person event held at Levis Faculty Center on November 4th, offered assistant professors the opportunity to learn from experienced Illinois faculty in various disciplines on how to apply for and secure external funding. Four panelists had 10-15 minutes each to respond to a set of pre-determined questions. After all the panelist presentations, participants had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a moderated Q&A. 

QRI Storytelling Series – Dr. Nikolai Alvarado

On Tuesday, October 18th, the Center for Social and Behavioral Science’s Qualitative Research Initiative (QRI) hosted the first session of the Storytelling Series featuring Dr. Nikolai Alvarado, Assistant Professor in Geography.

This session explored the Dr. Alvarado’s journey to his career as a geographer specializing in urban politics, environmental racism, and South-South migration. Dr. Alvarado also provided an in-depth discussion of his novel approach to using urban infrastructure as a method in migration research.

The Future of Work Symposium

The relevance of “The Future of Work” has been heightened by the global pandemic and rising inequalities. Automation. A growing skill gap. Work-life balance. The great resignation. Artificial intelligence in the workplace. Remote and hybrid work. Reskilling. Mental health. Workforce diversity. Employee well-being. These and other related topics will be at the forefront of the future of work for the years to come.

Social Network Analysis Workshop

In this virtual methods workshop hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science, Prof. James Moody, Director of the Duke Network Analysis Center, reviewed the foundations of network analysis starting from data collection through modeling outcomes. Examples demonstrated within the R computing language with example code provided for those that were interested.

Alcohol addiction: why we drink and its social impact

Below is an excerpt from the CSBS’s podcast with Dr. Catharine Fairbairn, Helen Corley Petit Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois. In this episode, Dr. Fairbairn talks with CSBS Research Scientist Peter Ondish about the unique and fascinating journey she had into understanding addictions through research. We discuss the surprising cultural, social, and […]

Assistant Professor Gathering

To support innovative social and behavioral science from diverse disciplines CSBS hosted this in person event held at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, Illinois. This event was an opportunity for Assistant Professors from different backgrounds to connect with one another and promote research collaborations among our social and behavioral science faculty.