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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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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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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 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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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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From Personal Experience to Research on Intensive Meditation

From Personal Experience to Research on Intensive Meditation

Clifford Saron delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Saron is an associate research scientist in the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis.

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Green Smoothies, Big Gulps and the Cultural Politics of 'Good Food'

Green Smoothies, Big Gulps and the Cultural Politics of 'Good Food'

Charlotte Biltekoff delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Biltekoff is an associate professor of American studies and food science and technology at UC Davis.

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Media Storms: How Lurching News Coverage Can Skew (and Enhance) Our Perceptions of the World

Media Storms: How Lurching News Coverage Can Skew (and Enhance) Our Perceptions of the World

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

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Sticky Frames: Why Negatives Lodge in the Mind and What To Do About It

Sticky Frames: Why Negatives Lodge in the Mind and What To Do About It

Alison Ledgerwood delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Ledgerwood is a member of the ISS executive committee, and an associate professor of psychology at UC Davis.

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Perceiving Organizational Identity: Understanding How Audiences View 'Who we Are' and 'What we Do'

Perceiving Organizational Identity: Understanding How Audiences View 'Who we Are' and 'What we Do'

Kimberly Elsbach delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Elsbach is associate dean, professor of organizational behavior and Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in leadership at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

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Atif Mian, 2015 Sheffrin Lecture

Atif Mian, 2015 Sheffrin Lecture

For this year's Sheffrin Lecture, the Institute for Social Sciences and the UC Davis Department of Economics welcomed Atif Mian, an economist at Princeton University. He delivered his lecture, "What Happened to Global Growth?"

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Big Data Requires Big Visions For Big Change

Big Data Requires Big Visions For Big Change

Martin Hilbert, assistant professor of communication at UC Davis, delivered this talk at TEDxUCL in London on November 15, 2014.

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Sendhil Mullainathan, 2014 Sheffrin Lecture

Sendhil Mullainathan, 2014 Sheffrin Lecture

Sendhil Mullainathan delivered a lecture on the psychology of scarcity at UC Davis for the annual Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy on April 17, 2014. Mullainathan is a Harvard economist and MacArthur Fellow.

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Sawyer Seminar Series: Anthropocenography: On the Coming Cosmopolitical War

Sawyer Seminar Series: Anthropocenography: On the Coming Cosmopolitical War

On June 30, 2013 at UC Davis, this seminar featured Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Debbora Battaglia and Marianne Lien as part of the Sawyer Seminar Series.

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Sawyer Seminar Series: The Challenge of Animism

Sawyer Seminar Series: The Challenge of Animism

On May 20, 2013 at UC Davis, this seminar featured Isabelle Stengers and Donna Haraway as part of the Sawyer Seminar Series.

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Sawyer Seminar Series: Carrying the dead along with us. What is a postcolonial archive?

Sawyer Seminar Series: Carrying the dead along with us. What is a postcolonial archive?

On February 25, 2013 at UC Davis, this seminar featured Helen Verran, Judith Farquhar and Anna Tsing as part of the Sawyer Seminar Series.

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Sawyer Seminar Series: Trapping Epistemes

Sawyer Seminar Series: Trapping Epistemes

On March 18, 2013 at UC Davis, this seminar featured Alberto Corsín Jiménez and Karen Barad as part of the Sawyer Seminar Series.

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Sawyer Seminar Series: Opening up Relations

Sawyer Seminar Series: Opening up Relations

On February 25, 2013 at UC Davis, this seminar featured Marilyn Strathern and Donna Haraway as part of the Sawyer Seminar Series.

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Sawyer Seminar Series: Geontologies: Indigenous Transmedia in the Anthropocene

Sawyer Seminar Series: Geontologies: Indigenous Transmedia in the Anthropocene

On November 19, 2012 at UC Davis, this seminar featured Elizabeth Povinelli and Mary Pratt as part of the Sawyer Seminar Series.

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Doug Massey, 2012 Sheffrin Lecture

Doug Massey, 2012 Sheffrin Lecture

Doug Massey delivered a lecture on the paradoxical origins of what he terms the United States’ “war on immigration” at UC Davis for the Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy on May 16, 2012. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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Peter Galison, 2011 Sheffrin Lecture

Peter Galison, 2011 Sheffrin Lecture

Peter Galison delivered a lecture on the political history of secrecy from the Espionage Act to Wikileaks at UC Davis for the annual Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy on June 1, 2011. Galison is the Pellegrino University Professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University.

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