ISCE's four thematic areas of research and scholarship include:
- Global Issues Initiative: global trade and economic integration; global security; public policy; counter-terrorism; public health; science policy
- Human Development and Health: life span issues; aging issues; children, adolescents, adulthood, family, community; child and adult health behavior; social influences on health; public health; health policy
- Risk and Resilience: individual risk; social complexity, ethics; risk analysis; disaster management; social media and communication; technology, security; public policy
- Built Environments: urban formations; rural settings; home environments; policy implementation and evaluation
Why Social Science?
Bill Riley, Director of NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research writes about the importance of research into the social determinants of health and illness.
Thomas Ewing's research on the Spanish Flu.
Please join us on Monday, April 10th for "Ecologies of Injustice" -- a panel discussion hosted by The Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience.
This panel discussion brings together scholars at Virginia Tech whose work intersects the concerns of environmental justice, with community members, and interested individuals to increase our understanding of the diffuse ways that environmental injustice is experienced in our contemporary world. The conversation encompasses political, economic, social, and environmental factors that precipitate disproportionate exposure to environmental risk or access to resources and is designed to build bridges across the Virginia Tech campus and greater-Blacksburg community.
The 40th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference will be held March 9-12 at Virginia Tech, and will feature a keynote address by Dr. James Hansen, the director of the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program at Columbia University. Learn more about the conference here.
A peer-reviewed poster session that features the work of Carol Mullen "Creativity and Education in China" will be held March 21 from 3:00-4:30 in the Wallace Atrium.
NSF’s Public Access Requirement
A new NSF requirement applies to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after the effective date of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) issued on January 25, 2016. NSF requires that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions must:
- Be deposited in a public access compliant repository designated by NSF;
- Be available for download, reading and analysis free of charge no later than 12 months after initial publication;
- Possess a minimum set of machine-readable metadata elements in a metadata record to be made available free of charge upon initial publication;
- Be managed to ensure long-term preservation; and
- Be reported in annual and final reports during the period of the award with a persistent identifier that provides links to the full text of the publication as well as other metadata elements.
For more information, please visit NSF’s Public Access website.