Population Science News

Weekly News – February 26. 2018

EVENTS.  

Wednesday, February 28, 12-1:10 PM.  S. Anukriti (Boston College) will present, “On the quantity and quality of girls: New evidence on abortion, fertility, and parental investments.” 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room. Cookies and refreshments served.
A selection of Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience.

February 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Bixby Team Meeting – Summer Internship Presentation on research with Uganda Youth Development Link. The Bixby Center, 17 University Hall

February 27 | 12:40-2 p.m. “Mobile Health Technologies to Improve Behavioral Health in Underserved Populations” Adrian Aguilera, Assistant Professor. 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building.

Tuesday, February 27, 4-5 PM (3:30 refreshments/networking). BIDS Lecture.  “Spatial Data Science: Mapping for Impact” Maggi Kelly; Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist; Environmental Science, Policy and Management. 190 Doe Library, UC Berkeley.

Wednesday, February 28, 12:00pm-1:30pm. “Mobility, Expulsion and Claims to Home: Migrant Organizing in an Era of Deportation and Dispossession” with Monisha Das Gupta, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way, Berkeley.

Thursday, March 1, 2-3:30 p.m. “General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India” Paul Niehaus, UCSD. 648 Evans Hall

Thursday, March 1, 4-6 p.m. “What You Lose When You Lose Your Job: The Lasting Impacts of Unemployment” Jennie Brand, UCLA and a panel discussion. 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment). Register here.  Co-sponsored by BPC, CEDA, Dept of Economics and Center for Law and Society. 

Population Science News

Weekly News – February 19, 2018

EVENTS
Wednesday, February 21, 12-1:10 PM.  “Contraceptive Choice Across the Reproductive Life Course” Megan Sweeney, UCLA.  2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience.

Tuesday, February 20, 2-3:30 p.m. “The effect of early education on social preferences.”  Anya Samek, University of Southern California. 648 Evans Hall.

 Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 4-5 PM (3:30 for refreshments and networking). “Planetary Management in the Anthropocene: Data Science and Global Policy” with Sol Hsiang. 190 Doe Library, UC Berkeley

Wednesday, February 21, 3-4 p.m. Imperfect immunity: estimation and epidemiological implications” Joseph A. Lewnard, PhD. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Thursday, Feb 22, 2-3:30 PM.  “Divergent Paths: A New Perspective on Earnings Differences Between Black and White Men Since 1940” Kerwin Charles, University of Chicago Harris Public Policy | 648 Evans Hall.

 

Population Science News

Weekly News – February 12, 2018

EVENTS

Wednesday February 14, 12-1:10 PM.  A special demography brownbag seminar – a panel discussion on recent US and Comparative Mortality Patterns, with Magali Barbieri, Ray Catalano, Josh Goldstein, Ron Lee and Andrew Noymer.  2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room. Coffee tea and cookies are served.

Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience.

 

Monday February 12, 2018, 4 – 5:30 p.m., “Worms and Wellbeing: 15 Year Economic Impacts from Kenya” Ted Miguel.  Evans Hall, room 648

 

Monday February 12  3-4 p.m. New directions in obesity epidemiology: Sleep, dietary patterns, and body composition” with Elizabeth Feliciano, ScD, MSc. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

 

February 13th from 12pm-1pm in 401 University Hall. Grant Writing Workshop: Specific Aims. Presented by Erica Whitney, Associate Director of Strategy and Training, at the Berkeley Research Development Office (VCRO). The presentation will focus on tips for writing a successful Specific Aims section with examples of how to address different points and messages. We will have ample time for discussions and Q&A.

 

Population Science News

Weekly News – February 5, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday, February 7, 12-1:10 PM.  “Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Women’s Employment? Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa.” Shelley Clark, McGill University/Stanford. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room. Coffee tea and cookies are served. [Contact Monique@demog.berkeley.edu for more information about Dr. Alsan, the draft paper and her CV.]
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Monday, February 5, 2-3:30 PM.  “The Great Experiment and the Great Reckoning: Decarceration and the Legal Reform of Mass Incarceration” with Anjuli Verma, Chancellors Postdoctoral Scholar, Jurisprudence and Social Policy. 402 Barrows Hall.

Population Science News

Weekly News – January 30, 2018

EVENTS
Wednesday, January 31, 12-1:10 PM. Marcella Alsan, a candidate in the current Demography assistant professor search. “Fear and the Safety Net: Evidence from Secure Communities.”| 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room. Coffee tea and cookies are served. [Contact Monique@demog.berkeley.edu for more information about Dr. Alsan, the draft paper and her CV.]
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Tuesday, Jan 30, 3-4 PM.  Preterm birth in California: The association with coal and oil power plant retirements. Speaker/Performer: Joan Casey.  290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Population Science News

Weekly News – January 22, 2018

EVENTS
Wednesday, January 24, 12-1:10 PM. Drivers of infectious disease dynamics: Quantifying the impact of demography and climate: Ayesha Mahmud PhD.| 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room. Coffee tea and cookies are served.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Monday, January 22, 2-3:30 PM. “Data Driven: Truckers and the New Workplace Surveillance” with

 Karen Levy, Assistant Professor of Information Science, Associated Faculty at Cornell Law School, Cornell University. | 820 Barrows Hall

Tuesday, January 23, 4-5:30 PM.  “Metropolitan Migrations and Interwar Vietnamese Culture” Charles Keith, Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University. | 180 Doe Library. 

Thursday, January 25 | 12-1 p.m. “Immigration of European Highly Skilled Workers to Germany: Intra-EU Brain Circulation or Brain Drain/Gain?” Céline Teney, University of Bremen, Germany | 201 Moses Hall

January 25 | 12-2 p.m. Data Science/Health IT Job Talk, Tim Althoff, PhD, Stanford: “Leveraging Digital Activity Traces For Public Health”| 198 University Hall

 

Friday, January 26, 1-3 PM. “Hoarding the American Dream” Author talk with Richard Reeves. Banatao Auditorium. Register here. 
 

Population Science News

Weekly News – January 15, 2018

EVENTS
Wednesday, January 17, 12-1:30 PM. “Deportation Discretion: Tiered Influence, Minority Threat, and ‘Secure Communities’ Deportations” with Juan Pedroza M.P.A, Stanford University. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room. Coffee tea and cookies are served.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

SAVE THE DATE

January 26, 1 PM. “Hoarding the American Dream” Author talk with Richard Reeves. Banatao Auditorium. Register here. 

February 13th from 12pm-1pm in 401 University Hall. Grant Writing Workshop: Specific Aims. presented by Erica Whitney, Associate Director of Strategy and Training, at the Berkeley Research Development Office (VCRO). The presentation will focus on tips for writing a successful Specific Aims section with examples of how to address different points and messages. We will have ample time for discussions and Q&A.

 

Population Science News

Weekly News – January 1, 2018

CALL FOR ABSRACTS/PAPERS Now Accepting Submissions for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Members may submit papers to regular session topics, section paper sessions and roundtables, and Open-Refereed Roundtables. Proposals for the Visual Media Poster Session, Workshops, Preconferences, Courses, Teaching and Learning Symposium, and Sociology in Practice Settings Symposium as well as discussion […]

Population Science News

Weekly News – December 11, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS
‘Demographics, Immigration, and the Labor Market’ taking place on 6-7 April, 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. The keynote addresses will be given by Anne Case (Princeton University), Christian Dustmann (University College London, CReAM), David Green (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim). The deadline for submission of full papers (preliminary versions are welcome) to dfg1764@zew.de is 20 December, 2017. Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed for speakers. For further information, please see the attached CfP and here. The conference is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the Priority Program “The German Labor Market in a Globalized World – Challenges through Trade, Technology, and Demographics” (SPP 1764) and the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Association for Israel Studies Conference, June 25-27, 2018, hosted by the Berkeley Institute on Jewish Law and Israel Studies (BIJLIS) here at UC Berkeley, is seeking submissions. The conference will also be preceded by a graduate student workshop on Sunday, June 24. The organizer, Rebecca Golbert of the BIJLIS, is encouraging significant local participation and contributions for this conference. The deadline for submissions is January 15. For more information, visit: http://reg.co.il/ais//ais/annual

 

Population Science News

Weekly News – December 5, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday, December 6, 12-1:30 PM.  Demography Brown Bag and Job Talk.  “Population-level mortality benefits of improved blood pressure control in Indonesia: A parametric g-formula approach.” with Nikkil Sudharsanan, Harvard University, David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room.  Cookies and refreshments served.  

Monday, December 4, 2-3:30 PM. Counting Women Beyond Survival: Post-Abortion Care and Global Reproductive Governance in Senegal.” With Siri Suh, University of Minnesota. 420 Barrows Hall.

Tuesday, December 5, 4-5 PM.  BIDS Lecture: Fighting Poverty with Data: Research at the intersection of machine learning and global development.  With Josh Blumenstock, School of Information. 190 Doe Library.