SSD Administration

Announcing the Social Science Research Center (SSRC)

The Division of the Social Sciences has secured space for a new Social Science Research Center (SSRC) on the second floor of McGiffert House (just above the Seminary Co-op Bookstore and Plein Air Café). The facility, which will open later this fall, will provide nearly 6,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research space and facilities to enable faculty across the Division to develop and pursue new research ideas. 


Professor Amanda Woodward to Serve as Interim Dean of the Social Sciences

Amanda Woodward, the William S. Gray Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology & deputy dean of faculty affairs for the Division of the Social Sciences, has been appointed the interim dean of the Division of Social Sciences.


The appointment was announced this morning by President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier.


University Convocation

The 527th Convocation will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 9:15 a.m., and will be held outdoors (rain or shine) on the University’s Main Quadrangle. This is a university-wide ceremony and all candidates participate in this ceremony, during which the President will verbally confer degrees to groups of candidates by degree type and academic program.  Tickets are not required for this ceremony.

FEATURED: Open House | Explore 125 Years of Big Ideas in the Social Sciences (Alumni Weekend Event)

Join us for a Social Sciences-focused Alumni Weekend Event!

For over a century, the University’s social scientists have made groundbreaking advancements in their fields and shaped their disciplines. During this open house, view our timeline exhibit to learn more about this rich intellectual history and evolution. Light refreshments provided!

FEATURED Unpacking New Urbanism: The Status of Walkable Diversity

New urbanism is a movement devoted to growing the world’s supply of pedestrian-based, socially diverse human settlements. In scientific terms this is framed as the “sustainable city,” a perspective that aligns closely with New Urbanism’s built environment focus. This talk reviews the state of the pursuit of walkable diversity, including research debates, implementation hurdles, and entrenched conflicts over strategies and priorities, many of which are rooted in the 19th century.