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Activists for affordable housing

Nico Calavita’s Incremental Advance to Scholarly Activism

Nico Calavita is, by his own admission, a sort of accidental activist scholar. Now, after a career in which he’s become a recognized expert on the tools and provision of affordable housing, Calavita has been honored with the Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award, sponsored by the Urban Affairs Association and SAGE Publishing.

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Margaret Atwood quote

Celebrating Freedom of Expression

UPDATED WITH WINNERS: Various artists and intellectuals have written for Index on Censorship over the years. As the London-based organization hands out its annual Freedom of Expression Awards, here are some quotes from them that we hope inspire you to speak out for those who can’t.

4 years ago

Testing a Hypothesis? Be Upfront About It and Win $1,000

Both researchers and publishers are drawn to interesting results, and at times research bends itself to achieve those results — regardless of what hypothesis was originally under scrutiny. We must hold ourselves accountable to decisions made before seeing the data, argues David Mellor, who introduces a new prize for scholars who preregister their research.

4 years ago

Tell Us What Scholarly Communication Tools You Use, and Why

There has been a surge of new scholarly communication tools in recent years. But how are researchers incorporating these tools into their research workflows? Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer are attempting to answer that question through a global survey that asks researchers what choices they are making and why. 

4 years ago

Language Expert Janet Werker Awarded SHHRC Impact Gold

Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council on Monday awarded five academics for their impactful research in a variety of key current issues, including language acquisition, refugees, water policy, homelessness and government surveillance.

4 years ago

OBSSR Marks Anniversary With Three Days of Events

The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, or OBSSR, opened on July 1, 1995, and later this month three days of events will mark that 20th anniversary at NIH’s Bethesda, Maryland campus

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