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  • Feature Events — Institute for Social Sciences
    Data Service Grant writing Support UC Funding Opportunities Extramural Funding Opportunities Grants Calendar Center for International Data ISS Journal News Features Videos Press Coverage About ISS Contact ISS Mission Staff Executive Committee ISS Fellows Affiliated Centers and Programs Research Affiliates You are here Home Events Info Feature Events The Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy The Sheffrin Lecture endowment supports an annual lecture on topics related to the social sciences and public policy that have broad relevance to our students our faculty and the wider university community The Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy Read More Noon Lectures The ISS Noon Lectures bring a mix of faculty visiting scholars students and people from the Davis community to listen and participate in the exchange of ideas Noon Lectures Read More 2015 ISS Conference Series 2015 ISS Conference Series Read More Events Resources Event Co sponsorship Submit Events to the ISS Calendar Submit Events to the ISS Calendar Featured Events The Sheffrin Lecture in Public Policy Noon Lectures 2015 ISS Conference Series More ISS Journal News More Upcoming Social Science Events Modern Iranian Women Writers Shaping the Cultural Imaginary More News Smith Reveals the Blood Inside Our Cell Phones More Updates SIGN UP FOR

    Original URL path: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/iss/events/featured-events (2016-01-26)
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  • Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today — Institute for Social Sciences
    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 This conference was co sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change 2015 ISS Conference Series Schedule This Institute for Social Sciences inaugural conference takes place on three consecutive Fridays It will showcase the world class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country Each day of the conference will focus on a unique aspect of inquiry including people in societies perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making 2015 ISS Conference Series Schedule Read More Conference Presenters The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country Learn more about the conference presenters who do research across the social sciences disciplines and related fields Conference Presenters Read More Watch Conference Presentations Watch Conference Presentations Read More ISS Conference Photos The 2015 ISS conference series brought together a range of researchers working across the social sciences See

    Original URL path: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/iss/events/2015-iss-conference (2016-01-26)
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  • Modern Iranian Women Writers Shaping the Cultural Imaginary — Institute for Social Sciences
    Affiliates You are here Home Events Info Modern Iranian Women Writers Shaping the Cultural Imaginary Dr Nasrin Rahimieh Lecture In Honor of the Bita Baryabari Presidential Chair In Persian Language and Literature at UC Davis Date Time Jan 26 2016 from 05 00 PM to 06 45 PM Location AGR Room Alumni Center UC Davis Description Philanthropist and humanitarian Bita Daryabari has made a gift to UC Davis that will broaden the university s Persian studies program by establishing the Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature at UC Davis Lecturer Nasrin Rahimieh is the Howard Baskerville Professor of Humanities in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine Professor Rahimieh s research focuses on intercultural encounters between Iran and the West modern Persian literature literature of exile and displacement women s writing and post revolutionary Iranian cinema View the event flyer here This event is sponsored by Comparative Literature Department Middle East South Asia Studies Program Office of the Chancellor Contact Name Jennifer Voight More information about this event iCal Export vCal Export Events Resources Event Co sponsorship Submit Events to the ISS Calendar Submit Events to the ISS Calendar Featured Events The Sheffrin Lecture in Public

    Original URL path: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/iss/events/modern-iranian-women-writers-shaping-the-cultural-imaginary (2016-01-26)
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  • Smith Reveals the Blood Inside Our Cell Phones — Institute for Social Sciences
    technology globalization social justice and indigenous beliefs in central Africa His talk was entitled Getting the Blood Out of Your Cell Phone Silicon Valley s Efforts to Avoid Conflict Minerals from the DR Congo Smith s fieldwork centers on the lived experience of miners specifically small scale or artisanal miners in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo He highlights the way their labor connects to social fields that are global in scale The title of his talk thus has a dual meaning invoking Native beliefs that mined minerals require ritual purification as well as the fact that international trade in such resources generates brutal conflicts for control of their production Spiritual economy The eastern DR Congo has abundant mineral resources essential for powering the digital age NGOs call these the 3 Ts tantalum tin and tungsten ores Artisanal miners equipped with intimate knowledge of their homelands and able to read landscapes as a geological map extract minerals using ancient rituals and techniques These miners pay as much attention to the spiritual economy of a specific place as they do to the price of ore on international commodities exchanges Smith s talk examined the miners adaptive strategies for dealing with people who can bring them harm Industrial mineral extraction requires intensive inputs of labor and capital To prevent those inputs coming from external interests Congolese miners have collaborated organizing for example to prevent large machines from being imported to remote mining locations False compliance By revealing the human links in the commodity chain that connects Silicon Valley to artisanal mines in places like Bisie Smith showed how corporate entities distort local social networks by dispossessing artisanal miners of their lands and pushing them into the regional militias that propagate violence in the DR Congo He argued that NGOs and regulators

    Original URL path: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/iss/iss-journal/news/james-smith-noon-lecture (2016-01-26)
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  • SIGN UP FOR ISS NEWS — Institute for Social Sciences
    Extramural Funding Opportunities Grants Calendar Center for International Data ISS Journal News Features Videos Press Coverage About ISS Contact ISS Mission Staff Executive Committee ISS Fellows Affiliated Centers and Programs Research Affiliates You are here Home Info SIGN UP FOR ISS NEWS SIGN UP FOR ISS NEWS ISS Journal News More Upcoming Social Science Events Modern Iranian Women Writers Shaping the Cultural Imaginary More News Smith Reveals the Blood Inside

    Original URL path: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/iss/sign-up-for-iss-news-1 (2016-01-26)
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  • Contact — Institute for Social Sciences
    Features Videos Press Coverage About ISS Contact ISS Mission Staff Executive Committee ISS Fellows Affiliated Centers and Programs Research Affiliates You are here Home Info Contact Institute for Social Sciences University of California Davis 1274 Social Sciences Humanities 1 Shields Avenue Davis CA 95616 Telephone 530 752 1751 Email socialsciences ucdavis edu Find contact information for ISS staff members here ISS Journal News More Upcoming Social Science Events Modern Iranian

    Original URL path: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/iss/contact-us (2016-01-26)
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  • James Cloyne (Bank of England) — economics
    Prospective Students Admission Information Fees and Financial Aid Domestic Applicants International Applicants Frequently Asked Questions Graduate Program General Questions Qualifications Application fees Deadlines Application submission Applicants from other nations Financial aid Current Students Graduate Handbook 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics You are here Home Events Department Seminars Info James Cloyne Bank of England Interest rates debt and intertemporal allocation evidence from notched mortgage contracts in the United Kingdom Date Time Nov 23 2015 from 04 10 PM to 05 30 PM Location 1131 Social Science and Humanities Gold room Description Paper available Contact Name Lori Odenweller 530 752 0526 More information about this event iCal Export vCal Export Filed under Macro International Economics Levine Family Fund Lecture Series Anil Kashyap University of Chicago Mar 11 2016 Robert Gordon Northwestern University Mar 18 2016 Steven Radelet Georgetown University Jan 22 2016 More Seminar Calendar Seminar Calendar Locations for Seminars The bulk of our Seminars are located in the Social Science and Humanities Building Below is a map to the building and the appropriate entrance door along with the nearest parking Written instructions are

    Original URL path: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/economics/events/departmentseminars/James-Cloyne-Bank-of-England (2016-01-26)
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  • Remembering Marginalized Histories: Shrines for Africans in Coastal Kerala, India — Institute for Social Sciences
    Research Affiliates You are here Home Events Info Remembering Marginalized Histories Shrines for Africans in Coastal Kerala India Visiting Assistant Professor in the Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds research initiative Neelima Jeychandran presents her paper on how memories of African communities in the southern Indian state of Kerala are generated and or preserved through shrines dedicated to the spirit of deceased Africans Date Time Nov 23 2015 from 04 00 PM to 05 30 PM Location 2203 SSH Andrews Conference Room Description Shrines for African spirits locally known as Kappiri derived from the Arabic term for a non Muslim person that has been extended to mean Africans more generally are visible in several places in Kochi and Thrissur regions Although histories of forced African migrations to seaports on the Malabar Coast in Kerala may not be featured in institutional discourses memories of Africans in coastal Kerala are conserved through rituals and beliefs directed towards Kappiri an afflicted spirit who guides heals and bestows his benevolence to those who recall and recognize his burdened collective histories Neelima Jeychandran is a Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor in the Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds research initiative at University of California Davis She holds a PhD in Culture and Performance from University of California Los Angeles A scholar of visual cultures and performances of South Asia and West Africa she has worked as an independent curator on several ethnographic and contemporary art exhibitions Sponsored by Anthropology Mellon Research Initiative in Indian Ocean Worlds Middle East South Asia Studies Program African American and African Studies South Asia Matters Contact Name Priscilla A Cordova More Details More information about this event iCal Export vCal Export Events Resources Event Co sponsorship Submit Events to the ISS Calendar Submit Events to the ISS Calendar Featured Events The Sheffrin Lecture in Public

    Original URL path: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/iss/events/remembering-marginalized-histories-shrines-for-africans-in-coastal-kerala-india (2016-01-26)
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