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2015 ISS Conference Series Day 3 Opening Remarks

2015 ISS Conference Series Day 3 Opening Remarks

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi delivered these opening remarks on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today.

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Microfinance and Changes in Networks of Advice and Favor Exchange in Rural Villages

Microfinance and Changes in Networks of Advice and Favor Exchange in Rural Villages

Matthew Jackson delivered this keynote talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Jackson is the William D. Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

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The evolution of (un)fairness: the influence of inequity on cooperation

The evolution of (un)fairness: the influence of inequity on cooperation

Sarah Brosnan delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Brosnan is an associate professor of psychology and a member of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University.

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Designing Online Marketplaces

Designing Online Marketplaces

Susan Athey delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Athey is the economics of technology professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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2015 ISS Conference Wrap up Q&A

2015 ISS Conference Wrap up Q&A

The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making.

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The Mathematics of Influence and Opinion Dynamics

The Mathematics of Influence and Opinion Dynamics

Raissa M. D’Souza delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. D’Souza is a professor of computer science and mechanical and aerospace engineering at UC Davis.

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The Power of Friends

The Power of Friends

James Fowler delivered this keynote talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Fowler is a professor of political science and medical genetics at UC San Diego.

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The Mind's Eye in Motion: Aerial Views

The Mind's Eye in Motion: Aerial Views

Caren Kaplan delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Kaplan is a professor of American studies at UC Davis.

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Computational mechanisms of perceptual decision-making and their neural implementation

Computational mechanisms of perceptual decision-making and their neural implementation

Jochen Ditterich delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Ditterich is an associate professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior (NPB) at UC Davis.

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Connection matters: social networks, stability and health in rhesus macaques

Connection matters: social networks, stability and health in rhesus macaques

Brenda McCowan delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. McCowan is a professor of population health & reproduction at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Networking the Disciplines

Networking the Disciplines

This panel discussion took place on May 8, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Chris Smith, Raissa D’Souza and Susan Athey. The panel is moderated by A. Colin Cameron.

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Primate Origins of Human Decisions

Primate Origins of Human Decisions

This panel discussion took place on May 8, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Brenda McCowan, Jochen Ditterich and Sarah Brosnan. The panel is moderated by Margaret Crofoot.

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A Philosophical Problem: From David Lewis to Signaling Networks

A Philosophical Problem: From David Lewis to Signaling Networks

Brian Skyrms delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Skyrms is a distinguished professor of logic and philosophy of science and economics at UC Irvine.

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Building and Measuring the Social Networks of Al Capone

Building and Measuring the Social Networks of Al Capone

Chris Smith delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will join the sociology faculty at UC Davis in fall 2015.

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Network Structures in Social Settings

Network Structures in Social Settings

Peter Vanderschraaf delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Vanderschraaf is an associate professor of philosophy at UC Merced.

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2015 ISS Conference Series Day 2 Opening Remarks

2015 ISS Conference Series Day 2 Opening Remarks

Joseph Dumit delivered these opening remarks on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Dumit is the Director of the Institute for Social Sciences and a Professor of Science & Technology Studies (STS) and of Anthropology at UC Davis.

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Expanding Access to Analyses Through Youth Data Literacy and Agency

Expanding Access to Analyses Through Youth Data Literacy and Agency

Sheryl-Ann Simpson delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Simpson is an assistant professor of human ecology at UC Davis.

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Social Sciences: Researching Us

Social Sciences: Researching Us

This roundtable discussion took place on May 1, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Santiago Barreda, Amanda Guyer, Duncan Temple Lang and Cecilia Tsu. The panel is moderated by Joseph Dumit.

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Technology: Changing Us

Technology: Changing Us

This panel discussion took place on May 1, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Caren Kaplan, David Henkin and Carolyn Thomas. The panel is moderated by Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor.

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Big Data: Measuring Us

Big Data: Measuring Us

This panel discussion took place on May 1, 2015 at UC Davis. It includes Martin Hilbert, Justin Grimmer and Sheryl-Ann Simpson. The panel is moderated by Brad Jones.

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Technology and Teaching, Or What Flips in the Flipped Classroom?

Technology and Teaching, Or What Flips in the Flipped Classroom?

Carolyn Thomas delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Thomas is a professor of American studies at UC Davis.

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Technology, Culture, and Time

Technology, Culture, and Time

David Henkin delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Henkin is a professor of history at UC Berkeley.

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Measuring How Politicians and the Public Communicate

Measuring How Politicians and the Public Communicate

Justin Grimmer delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Grimmer is an associate professor of political sciences at Stanford University.

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The Theory, Practice and Limits of Big Data for the Social Sciences

The Theory, Practice and Limits of Big Data for the Social Sciences

Martin Hilbert delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Hilbert is an assistant professor of communication at UC Davis.

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2015 ISS Conference Series Opening Remarks

2015 ISS Conference Series Opening Remarks

George R. Mangun delivered these opening remarks on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Mangun is a distinguished professor of psychology and dean of the Division of Social Sciences at UC Davis.

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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Amy Cuddy was the keynote speaker on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Cuddy is a social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School.

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The virtual self: How video games and virtual experiences change people's behavior

The virtual self: How video games and virtual experiences change people's behavior

Jorge Peña delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Peña is an assistant professor of communication at UC Davis.

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Discussion Panel on How Perception is Shaped

Discussion Panel on How Perception is Shaped

This panel featured UC Davis social scientists Amber Boydstun, Kimberley Elsbach and Kimberlee Shauman as well as UC Berkeley's G. Cristina Mora. The discussion took place on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today.

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Discussion Panel on How Perception Shapes Reality

Discussion Panel on How Perception Shapes Reality

This panel featured UC Davis social scientists Alison Ledgerwood, Jorge Peña, Clifford Saron and Bo Feng on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today.

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Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed A New American

Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed A New American

G. Cristina Mora delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Mora is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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