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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:30-2pm

Location:  Silsby 119

Title: "Are Surveys & Polls Passé'? Finding Our Way Along the New Big Frontier"
Seminar with Michael Link, Ph.D., SVP Measurement Science Institute, Nielsen & President, American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).
Are we in the midst of a paradigm shift in the way we conceptualize, collect and analyze data on opinions, attitudes and behaviors? As surveys and polls face increasing problems, researchers are exploring new alternatives leveraging social media and other forms of "Big Data" to gain insights into attitudes and behaviors. The seminar will explore opportunities and challenges along this road and explore where it may be leading.

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:15-1:45pm

Location:  Silsby 215

Title:  TBA
Seminar with Kentaro Fukumoto, Professor, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University, Japan, and Visiting Fellow, Department of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.
Fukumoto does research on political methodology, legislative studies, electoral studies, and Japanese politics.

 

Thursday, April 23, 2015, noon-1:30pm

Location: TBA

Title: TBA
Seminar with Deborah Beim, an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at Yale University.
Beim studies American politics in general and judicial politics in particular, with a focus on interactions between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Courts of Appeals.

 

 

Past Events:

Thursday, November 20, 2014, noon-1:30pm

Location: Silsby 119

Title: "Modeling the History of the American Judiciary"
Seminar with Allen Riddell, a William H. Neukom 1964 Fellow at Dartmouth College, who received his PhD in the Program in Literature at Duke University.
This presentation explores how probabilistic models of text can be used to address longstanding questions about the relationship between the circuit courts and the Supreme Court.

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 12:30-2pm

Location: Silsby 119

Title: "Hacking the Electorate: How Campaigns Perceive Voters"
Seminar with Eitan Hersh, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University, who received his PhD from Harvard.
This presentation will show that the strategies political campaigns use to interact with voters are a result of the policy environment in which campaigns operate. Public policies about the collection and distribution of personal data affect campaign strategy and voter behavior.


Friday, September 12, 2014, 9-10am

Location: Silsby 113

First-Year-Orientation Open House: Mathematics and Social Sciences is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the use of statistics and computing in the social sciences. Students who want to combine interests in a social science field with courses that emphasize technical skills--with particular emphasis on data analysis and computation--should stop by to learn about this program and its plans for the future.

 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 2-4pm

Location: Leverone Field House

Orientation Information Expo: First-year students are invited to bring their parents and families to the very popular Expo where you can explore many different aspects of the College by stopping at the various tables and speaking with the representatives there. Do come by and learn more about the Mathematics and Social Sciences Program, and all that it can offer you in your studies!

Last Updated: 12/17/14