The Social & Behavioral Health Funding Series invites program staff from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to discuss funding opportunities relevant to faculty and research professionals working in the areas of social and behavioral health.
The Social & Behavioral Health Funding Series invites program staff from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to discuss funding opportunities relevant to faculty and research professionals working in the areas of social and behavioral health.
This Meet & Greet event, open to all Illinois faculty, staff, and students, marks the launch of the Food Security Working Group, a campus-wide initiative to support those interested in getting connected to this work, as well as research resources for those interested in food security.
The Storytelling Series features the stories of faculty from across campus who are teaching, employing, and developing novel qualitative research techniques. The series seeks to highlight the journeys of our faculty – what led them here to UIUC – and take a deeper dive into the innovative methods they are applying in their research.
This session will provide more information regarding the Policy and Research Legislative Fellows Program run by the Center for Social and Behavioral Science. This non-partisan initiative, supported by the Office of the Chancellor-Public Engagement, matches graduate students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a state legislator representing Champaign-Urbana or a neighboring district.
This session titled, There are Two Things I Love: Food and Talking, Mostly about Food, explored how an extroverted foodie (Dr. Ocepek) became a qualitative researcher working to understand the very complicated everyday information world of food. Dr. Ocepek provided an in-depth discussion of her approaches to qualitative research rooted in institutional ethnography and highlighted some of her favorite methods, including photo voice.
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.
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 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.
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.