Meet CSBS Communications Coordinator Rose Keane

Rose joined the Center for Social and Behavioral Science in November 2023 as Communications Coordinator. Rose’s role is to manage and coordinate the communications efforts of the CSBS, advancing its programs, services, community engagement, research, and partnerships. Tell us briefly about your personal and professional background. My interest in science communication began early, when I […]

New interdisciplinary named research center established with CSBS, IGB, and SSW

The Bill and Julie Kellner Center for Neurogenomics, Behavior and Society will bring together a breadth of fields, including genomic biology, neuroscience, the social sciences, and social work. The Kellner’s generous commitment will create the first named center of its kind in the US. The Center will bring together researchers from the Carl R. Woese […]

CSBS, LAS, and IHSI unite to expand health equity research at Illinois

The Center for Social & Behavioral Science (CSBS), College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Office of Research, and Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) recently co-sponsored a Health Equity Research Collaboration Workshop. Aimed to increase interdisciplinary collaboration at Illinois, the workshop attracted nearly 80 researchers from more than 30 departments and 14 colleges and schools across campus. A video recording and workshop resources are available. […]

New Faculty Spotlight: Joshua Barbour

Joshua Barbour, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Barbour recently returned to Illinois after several years at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2018, Prof. Barbour founded the Automation Policy and Research Organizing Network (APRON), which aims to build a community of scholars, practitioners, […]

Meet CSBS Research Development Manager Sneha Das

Sneha Das, Ph.D. (she/her) joined CSBS in January 2024 as Research Development Manager. In this role, Sneha is responsible for supporting all aspects of CSBS’s research development, including identifying, expanding, and supporting new research initiatives and working to build research capacity in the social and behavioral sciences. Tell us briefly about your background.I earned my B.Sc. […]

I-Sci Explorers integrates social and behavioral science into STEAM outreach

Illinois Science Explorers (I-Sci Explorers) is a community outreach group that works with researchers to transform research ideas and findings into educational activities, materials, and curriculum for general audiences, including young children. A collaboration between several university research centers and institutes, including Beckman Institute, Cancer Center at Illinois, Center for Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS), Institute […]

Policy & Research Legislative Fellow Jailene Aguirre contributes to Family Roots Pilot Program

The CSBS Policy & Research Legislative Fellows (PRLF) program matches graduate students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with state legislators representing Champaign-Urbana or a neighboring district to collaborate on a policy research project that can inform public policy and help make Illinois a better place to live. This non-partisan initiative is supported by the […]

Developing a vision for using smart devices in research around the globe

The Center for Social & Behavioral Science (CSBS) hosted a virtual workshop on September 11, 2023, focused on developing an open-source platform that makes it easy for scientists to develop mobile apps for research. The workshop aimed to attract social and behavioral scientists from institutions around the globe so that the platform can be built […]

CSBS Small Grant Success Story: Margaret Ng & Harsh Taneja

In this interview, Prof. Ng and Prof. Tanja share their experience as recipients of a CSBS Small Grant for their interdisciplinary project, Mapping Global Geographies of Online Consumption: Comparing Usage of Websites, YouTube trends, and Twitter Trends over 100 countries. Margaret Ng is an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism. Prof. Ng is a […]

Community-engaged researchers across campus connect through new event series

In Fall 2023, the Center for Social and Behavioral Science, College of Education, and Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute launched the Community-Engaged Research Series. The goals of the series are to build and enhance the experience of community-engaged researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and to provide these researchers with the skills and resources needed […]