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CLPR Art Exhibit Featured in Mission Local

June 3, 2017

ISSI’s Center for Latino Policy Research has renovated facilities including an art gallery. This article from Mission Local discusses the inaugural exhibit of art by Juana Alicia.

Honors for Trond Petersen

June 2, 2017

ISSI faculty member in residence Trond Petersen was honored with the Berkeley Faculty Service Award. He was recognized for his service in international education, including founding the Peder Sather Center. ISSI provides office space for visiting scholars affiliated with the Peder Sather Center. Professor Petersen was also recently knighted by the Norwegian government.

Fighting for Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond

June 1, 2017

In March 2017, Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke at an event sponsored by ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine. Speaking to a packed audience of students, staff, faculty, and community members, Congresswoman Lee shared her determination to ensure everyone has access to affordable and high-quality healthcare. The video is now available at this link.  The event was covered by the Daily Californian newspaper (click here) and by the Berkeleyan (click here).

The Deep Story of Trump’s America

May 21, 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle featured ISSI affiliated faculty member Arlie Hochschild’s new book, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.” The book is based on five years of research in right-wing rural Louisiana, where she found that residents feel betrayed by the country’s elites.

New Article on Political Belief Systems

April 20, 2017

Andrei Boutyline, ISSI graduate student in residence and PhD Candidate in Sociology, and Stephen Vaisey, Duke University, have a new article, "Belief Network Analysis: A Relational Approach to Understanding the Structure of Attitudes," in the American Journal of Sociology. The article develops a novel correlation network-based method for examining the structure of beliefs.

Oral History of East Bay Regional Park District

April 20, 2017

Laura McCreery, Oral History Project Director at ISSI, will continue her local government research in 2017 under a new contract with the East Bay Regional Park District, a state-sanctioned "special district" serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. She will conduct oral histories on aspects of public safety, fire protection, and operations for the 65 parks and 1,250 miles of trails that serve a diverse and active East Bay public. The new projects will expand a long-running series of archival oral histories conducted with the agency's elected board members and administrators, all available to students, scholars, and the public via The Bancroft Library under the catalog title "East Bay Regional Park District oral history series."

 

Migrant Farm Workers: Their Health Is Our Health

March 9, 2017

Berkeley Wellness featured an interview with Seth Holmes, ISSI faculty member in residence, on his research with migrant farm workers. He discusses his findings about structural barriers to good health and recent changes that have both helped and hurt farm workers.

Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

January 30, 2017

Three of ISSI’s centers, Center for Latino Policy Research, Center for Research on Social Change, and Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, are among the founding partners of this new initiative to investigate human mobility, immigrants’ integration and the ways migration transforms societies around the world. The initiative seeks to bring together UC Berkeley faculty and students researching migration and leverage these connections for further innovation.

Eyak Lake, Alaska: GPR Survey and Landscape Protection Plan

January 15, 2017

Jen Smith, a Graduate Fellow at ISSI’s Joseph A. Myers Center for  Research on Native American Issues, is one of the co-authors of this report on the Eyak Lake, Alaska, Landscape Protection Plan. Jen is also one of the coordinators of the project to document and protect the sacred place.

Videos and Photos Now Available from "Structural Competency: New Responses To Inequity And Discrimination In Health And Welfare"

January 11, 2017

In November of 2016, BCSM sponsored a conference on structural competency which drew standing room only crowds. This conference, the first focused on structural competency in the contexts of public health and social welfare, brought together national experts and local community organizations to imagine paths toward a more equal and healthy future.The photos from the conference are now available to view here. The conference was video-recorded, and the videos of the four sessions are available to view here.

 

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