Golden Goose awards

Honoring High Achievements in ‘Hypsographic Demography’

Two decades ago two curious scientists from very different fields wondered how many people live at various altitudes. Aided by federal funding, their inquiries have helped in area ranging from disaster preparedness to cancer research to fresher snack foods. Now the duo have been honored with a Golden Goose Award.

8 years ago

New Prize Awards Attempts at a More Open Social Science

A high-profile political science study on same-sex marriage views in the U.S. that was determined to be fraudulent is the latest case exposing the need for incentive structures that make academic research open, transparent, and replicable. Temina Madon shares the launch of prizes run by the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences to promote more open practices.

8 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

8 years ago
Marshmallow test

Federal Funding and the Famed Marshmallow Test

Were a psychologist to win federal funding for an experiment that involved offering 3-year-olds marshmallows, it’s likely that grant would eventually be cited on the floor of the House of Representatives as yet another example of silly and wasteful spending on social science.

8 years ago
Rebecca Blank

Rebecca Blank Receives 2015 Moynihan Prize

A former acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the current chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will receive this year’s Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize from the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

9 years ago
Pedro Noguera

Ed Sociologist Pedro Noguera Awarded

Sociologist and education rights activist Pedro Noguera has received a second annual award that recognizes outstanding achievement in advancing the understanding of the behavioral and social sciences.

9 years ago