Past Workshops & Events

Broader Impacts Workshop

In this virtual workshop, National Science Foundation’s Dr. Antoinette WinklerPrins, Acting Deputy Assistant Director of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, discusses NSF’s broader impacts approach and evaluation criteria for the social and behavioral sciences; the CSBS team discusses strategies for designing, implementing, and evaluating broader impacts activities; and social and behavioral scientists across campus shared their experiences with and insights into broader impacts activities.

Poverty Seminar Series – Spring 2022

This seminar series, hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science in partnership with the School of Social Work, focuses on poverty reduction via cash transfer programs. Faculty from various disciplines will present their research on program implementation and evaluation and will provide insights on how unconditional cash transfers can affect child development, poverty alleviation, housing, and economic opportunity.

Misinformation Research Symposium

This workshop aimed to help connect misinformation researchers on campus, foster interdisciplinary teams interested in collaborating on external submissions, and to learn more about the needs of existing and emerging research groups on campus. The event included opening remarks by Gordon Pennycook, Assistant Professor at the University of Regina, flash talk presentations, and discussion groups.

CSBS Methods Series – Fall 2021

In this Methods Series virtual workshop hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science, Dr. Fred Oswald demonstrates the use of R and RStudio to conduct predictive modeling and clustering using machine learning algorithms. Participants explore available data sets, run and discuss a few fundamental machine learning algorithms, and compare the performance of these machine learning models against traditional models.

Poverty Seminar Series – Fall 2021

During this seminar series, hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science in partnership with the School of Social Work, faculty of various disciplines will provide insights into what we can do to address these harmful effects of COVID-19. These experts will present and discuss how different policy interventions affect families’ well-being, specifically when looking at key outcomes such as parental engagement and child development.

President Biden: First 100 Days

Illinois faculty experts of various disciplines illuminated and investigated President Biden’s policy agenda within his first 100 days in office. The panel addressed how salient social issues are progressing under the new administration and paid particular attention to those related to women and gender. The panelists’ introductory remarks were followed by a Q&A session.

Poverty & Policy Summit

Co-convened with the University of Illinois System’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs, this summit provides a unique perspective on the challenges facing vulnerable communities, families, and individuals during an unprecedented health crisis. Experts canvass both the scale of the challenges and particular dimensions, such as food insecurity, educational divides, and the looming specters of homelessness.

Human Subjects Research Workshop

Conducted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science, this workshop Illinois faculty address the challenges of conducting human subjects research during a pandemic, including running studies with older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 on funded projects, and conducting social experiments using an online interface.

A Panel Discussion about the 2020 Presidential Election

In a 90-minute panel conversation, hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science, Illinois faculty speak about their multidisciplinary research and expertise on elections to provide insights into how current events are shaping our approach to democracy, political divisiveness, and the media in a time of turmoil and crisis.

Understanding Contemporary Challenges

Hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, this series consists of four “Ask the Experts” panel discussions on Understanding Contemporary Challenges in the Time of COVID-19.

Causal Inference with Observational Data Workshop

Hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Studies, this methods series workshop called Casual Inference with Observational Data, introduces participants to various disciplines to causal inference, including Bayesian statistics and structural equation modeling.

Behavioral Science Hackathon

In this hands-on, community-centered workshop hosted by CSBS in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute, Dr. Adam Seth Levine, Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University and president of Research4Impact, speaks about the ingredients needed for a successful academic-community collaboration then leads researchers and community partners through a rapid, focused collaboration.

CSBS Methods Series – Fall 2020

In this Methods Series virtual workshop hosted by the Center for Social & Behavioral Science, Dr. Sarah J. Tracy provides clear step-by-step practices for crafting evidence in qualitative research via organizing, coding, analyzing, interpreting, claim-making, and presentation. Dr. Tracy also presents practices of data analysis that make for theoretically and practically illuminating research.