Author: Andrea Horsman

June 11, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 12

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Comments Sought on Federal Data Strategy Action Plan COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Creates New Portal to Collect Social Science Success Stories COSSA Executive Director Featured in "When Science Speaks" Podcast Still Time to Register for June's Headlines Webchat COSSA Submits Testimony to...

May 28, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 11

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS House Panel Approves FY 2020 Funding for NSF, Census, BJS, and NIJ COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Joint Economic Committee Holds Hearing on 2020 Census and Business Impacts International Education Reauthorization Bills Introduced in Both Chambers FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION...

May 14, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 10

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Holds Largest-Ever Social Science Advocacy Day COSSA IN ACTION May's Headlines to Feature Deep Dive on Academies' Decadal Survey of Social Science Applications for Intelligence Analysis COSSA Submits FY 2020 Testimony to Senate Appropriations Committee in Support of Social...

Different Factors Affect Health of Military Couples, According to Catie Walker-O’Neal

[caption id="attachment_7907" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Catherine Walker-O'Neil[/caption] Research led by OIBR Fellow and research scientist Catherine Walker O’Neal, with UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences, says enhancing community connections for service members and their civilian spouses may be important in supporting...

Tessa Andrews Awarded Grant from NSF CAREER Program

Tessa Andrews, OIBR Fellow and assistant professor of Genetics, was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation CAREER program, which supports research and outstanding teaching by junior faculty. Dr. Andrews will lead a five-year, national scale research and education...

April 30, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 9

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS May 1 Is Social Science Advocacy Day! COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Issues Statement Calling for Budget Deal Development Scholar Joseph Assan Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Returns; Subcommittees Begin Marking Up Spending Legislation FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS OBSSR Seeks...

April 16, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 8

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA to Honor Leaders in Evidence-Based Policymaking with 2019 Awards COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Submits FY 2020 Testimony to House Appropriations Committee in Support of Science Funding Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Talks Continue as Congress Attempts to Raise Budget Caps Congress Holds...

April 2, 2019 | Volume 39, Issue 7

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Administration Releases FY 2020 Budget Request; Read COSSA's Analysis of Social Science Impacts COSSA IN ACTION Read COSSA's 2018 Annual Report Congressman Paul Tonko Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Release of President's Budget Puts Pressure on Congress to...

March 19, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 6

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Details of President's FY 2020 Budget Request Emerge COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Urges Action on Non-Defense Discretionary Spending COSSA Asks OMB to Remove Census Citizenship Question Letters & Statements FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS National Science Foundation Invites Participation in Convergence Accelerator Pilot William...

March 5, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 5

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS NIH Seeks Input on the Need for an Administrative Data Enclave COSSA IN ACTION March's Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive on FY 2020 Budget Request Anthropologist Lee Hoffer Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Trump Administration to Release FY...

2019 SEC Selects Ron Simons for Faculty Achievement Award

There are approximately 14,000 full-time, tenured faculty members in the Southeastern Conference, and to be eligible for a SEC Faculty Achievement award the individual must have achieved the rank of full professor; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and have...

Celebrating OIBR Fellow and Affiliates Success

  The week of April 1-5 is Honors week at UGA and a great time to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the Fellows and Affiliates with the Owens Institute. 2019 Research Awards: Nathan T. Carter, OIBR Fellow, Associate Professor, Psychology Creative Research Medal...

OIBR Affiliate, Sarah Shannon, Receives 2019 Russell Award

Dr. Sarah Shannon, OIBR Affiliate and Assistant Professor in Sociology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named one of three recipients of the Richard B. Russell Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. This award is the...

February 19, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 4

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Compromise on FY 2019 Funding Reached, Averting Second Shutdown; Read COSSA's Analysis of the Omnibus COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Submits Comments on Draft NICHD Strategic Plan COSSA Endorses Census Idea Act Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Pingree Reintroduces Bill to Block USDA Research...

February 5, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 3

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Social Scientists Encouraged to Explore NSF's Ten Big Ideas Solicitations COSSA IN ACTION February's Headlines Webchat to Feature a Deep Dive on Evidence-Based Policymaking COSSA Releases 2019 Rankings of College and University Social Science Investment The Research-to-Policy Collaboration Answers "Why Social...

January 22, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 2

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act Becomes Law CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Committees Begin to Announce Leadership, Membership as FY 2019 Funding Remains Uncertain Chairwoman Johnson Introduces Gun Violence Research Act FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS NSF Releases Information for Proposers and Grantees During Government...

January 8, 2019 | Volume 38, Issue 1

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Government Shutdown Continues into Third Week, Leaving Uncertainty for FY 2019 COSSA IN ACTION Early Bird Registration Opens for Social Science Advocacy Day Register for January's Headlines Webchat Featuring a Deep Dive on Advocacy Resources Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill...

December 11, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 24

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS White House Releases STEM Education Strategic Plan COSSA IN ACTION December COSSA Headlines to Feature OBSSR Director CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Passes Stop-Gap Spending Bill, Averting Partial Government Shutdown House Republicans Announce Committee Leadership for the 116th Congress FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS NSF Releases...

November 27, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 23

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Save the Date: Advocacy Day 2019 COSSA IN ACTION Linguist Claudia Brugman Answers "Why Social Science?" Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Rep. Johnson Seeks Science Chairmanship, Announces Priorities for the New Congress FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Office of Evaluation Sciences Seeks Fellows NEH Releases...

Don’t discount the value of a heartfelt “thank you” for Valentines Day

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OIBR Fellows, Jay A. Mancini (HDFS) and K.A.S. Wickrama (HDFS) have received the Excellence in Research on Military and Veteran Families Award for 2018

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November 13, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 22

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS President Appoints Five New Members of the National Science Board, Reappoints Two Members COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Democrats Take Control of the House in Midterm Elections; Congress Returns for Lame Duck Session FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Comments Sought...

October 30, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 21

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Introducing HEADLINES: A Monthly Look at What's New and Noteworthy in Social Science Policy COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Encourages Response to NIH Clinical Trials RFI COSSA Seeks Interns for 2019 Disaster Researchers Brandi Gilbert and Nnenia Campbell Answer "Why Social Science?" Letters...

October 16, 2018 | Volume 37, Issue 20

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Endorses Bill to Combat Sexual Harassment in Science COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Senate Panel Considers Dillingham Nomination for Census Director FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Nomination Opportunities Funding Opportunities Notices & Requests for Comment Open Positions COMMUNITY NEWS & REPORTS Academies Releases "How...