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Call for CEDA pilot proposals

Deadline: February​ 5, 2018 CEDA continues its long-standing, NIA-funded pilot grant program to support promising new research projects.​ Proposals are invited in areas of population studies encompassed by CEDA’s mission, including CEDA’s signature themes: Mortality and Health in Aging Populations Biodemography of Aging (including population-level epigenetics) Behavioral Economics applications to aging and health Macrodemographic consequences of global aging An important goal of the program is […]

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Weekly News – November 28, 2017

EVENTS
Monday, November 27, 12-1:30 PM. “Local Food Prices, SNAP Purchasing Power, and Child Health.” 105 GSPP.
Monday, November 27 from 12:45-2:00p “Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism” a new book discussed by author Chris Zepeda-Millán in the Philip Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave
Tuesday, November 28th from 3 – 4 pm. Child Marriage & Youth Empowerment Speaker Series. With Daniel Perlman, co-director for the Centre for Girls Education, a joint program of the OASIS Initiative, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, and Ahmadu Bello University. The presentation will last 20 minutes, followed by in-depth discussion. In room 198 of University Hall. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (8:30 AM Pacific). Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health: A Workshop. Cal State East Bay Conference Center (Grand Lake Conference Room), Trans Pacific Centre, 1000 Broadway Suite 109, Oakland, CA 94607. For more information, visit here and here.

 

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Weekly News – November 20, 2017

EVENTS
Monday, November 20, 12-1 PM. “Judge Discretion and Sentencing Inequality: The Case of North Carolina”. 105 GSPP

Tuesday, November 21, 12:30-1:30 PM. Development Seminar. “Fertility Intentions revisited” and “The value of information on work seeker skills for SMEs” with Maximilian Mueller; Lukas Hensel. 648 Evans Hall. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
2018 Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods at Berkeley, funded by Russell Sage Foundation and organized by Irene Bloemraad. This summer institute will provide eight days of training in the use and analysis of migration data at Berkeley from June 17-28, 2018. It targets early career scholars (graduate students, post-docs and untenured junior faculty five years from PhD). The inaugural institute will focus on three topics: (1) collecting, imputing and analyzing data related to legal status; (2) best practices and new methods for surveying and tracking immigrant and mobile populations; and (3) the use of new data sources (e.g., web scraping, social media data) in migration studies. The institute will draw on local and national experts to train attendees and provide on-site mentorship. We also hope to develop public resources for those unable to attend. Stay tuned for more information as it is developed.

 

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Weekly News – November 13, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday, November 15 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. “Population at the End of the Age of Aid.” Landis Mackellar,Senior Associate/Co-Editor, Population and Development Review, Population Council. | 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, November 13, 2-3:30 PM.  Wage Stagnation and Buyer Power: How Buyer-Supplier Relations Affect U.S. Workers’ Wages, 1978-2014.  Nathan Wilmers, Harvard University. 402 Barrows Hall. 

Monday, November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m  “Global mortality consequences of climate change accounting for adaptation costs and benefits” Tamma Carleton, Berkeley | 648 Evans Hall
Tuesday, November 14, 12-1 PM. Trespassers? Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia” with Willow Lung-Aman, Univ of Maryland, College Park. Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way.

 

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Weekly News – November 6, 2017

EVENTS

There is no brownbag this week, so this is a good time to listen to a previous one that you missed on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Tuesday, November 7, 5-6:30 pm.  Intimate partner violence and links to women’s and children’s health.  With Damazo Kadengye from Uganda. Troy Duster Rm (Bowditch St between Channing and Haste).

Tuesday, November 7, 7-9 PM.  Global Health Expert Panel: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Health, Panelist/Discussants:  Dr. Malcolm Potts, Founder of the Fred H. Bixby, Jr. Center for Population and Family Planning, UC Berkeley; Dr. Woutrina Smith, Co-Director for UC Global Health Institute Planetary Health Center of Expertise, UC Davis; Dr. Craig Cohen, Co-Director, Center of Expertise in Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment, University of California, Global Health Institute, UC San Francisco. Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.).  RSVP here

 

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Weekly News –October 30, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday, November 1, 12:10-1:15 PM. “Social Capital and the Dark Side of Social Networks for Health” with Stephanie Child. Demography Seminar room. 2232 Piedmont Ave. Refreshments and cookies served. 
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Monday October 30 12-1:15 p.m. “Food, Water, and Labor in Central Valley: Farmworkers and the Westlands” with Mario Sifuentez, UC Merced. | Morgan Hall, Lounge. 

Monday, October 30, 2:00-4:00 pm. “Anchor Babies” and Other Immigration-Related Stigmatizing Speech. With Dr. Chavez. 221 Kroeber Hall.

Monday, October 30 2:10-3:30 PM. “How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Incentive Effects of Horizontal and Vertical Inequality” with Featured Speaker: Ricardo Perez Truglia, UCLA Anderson School of Management. 648 Evans Hall

 

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Weekly News – October 23, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday, October 25, 12:10-1:15 PM.  Human Health and Disease: Dynamics, Statics, and the Compression of Morbidity: Steven Orzack, Fresh Pond Research Institute.  Demography Seminar room.  2232 Piedmont Ave.  Refreshments and cookies served. [Grad students: Dr Orzack is available to meet Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.  Contact Prof Ken Wachter, wachter@demog.berkeley.edu, for more information.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Monday, October 23, 2-3:30 PM.  Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia” with Karida Brown, UCLA.  402 Barrows Hall. [Brown brings together major debates at the intersections of race, migration, and cultural sociology to rethink the most dramatic population redistribution of the 20th century—the African American Great Migration.]

Tuesday, October 24, 5-7 PM.  “Why Marry? Comparative Perspectives on Kinship, the House, and Marriage in the Eastern Himalayas.” With Stéphane Gros, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for 2017; Researcher, Centre for Himalayan Studies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 

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Weekly News – October 16, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday, 12:10-1:15 PM.  Marcia Castro (Harvard University) will present, “Impact of the Zika Virus Outbreak on Brazilian Fertility.” Demography Seminar room.  2232 Piedmont Ave.  Refreshments and cookies served. [Grad students: Prof. Castro is available to meet Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.  Contact Prof Jenna Johnson-Hanks, johnsonhanks@berkeley.edu, for more information.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Monday, October 16, 2-3:30 PM.  “Trading Land for Welfare”: Inequality and Citizenship Reform in Rural China.  With Julia Chang, Boston College. Barrows 402. 

October 17th, 12-1:30. Michael Tesler, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Irvine, “Racial Attitudes and the Rise of Trump.” Moses 119.  A healthy and delicious lunch will be provided.

 

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Weekly News – October 9, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday October 11, 12-1:15 PM.  Demography Brown Bag: Elizabeth Ananat, Duke University, The Effect of Increased Income on Children’s Academic Achievement: Evidence from the Marcellus Shale.  Demography Seminar room.  2232 Piedmont Ave.  Refreshments and cookies served. 
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channelhttps://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Tuesday, October 10, 12:30-2 PM.  A European refugee crisis or a humanity crisis? Elsadig Elsheikh, Director, Global Justice Program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.  223 Moses Hall.

Wednesday, October 11, 10-11:30 AM.  “Web tools for demographic mapping” 356 Barrows Hall. Susan Powell, Library.

SAVE THE DATE
Oct 19, 5-8 PM “In Defense of People on the Move (Latina/o Immigrants) in the Racist Era of Trump,” with Alvaro Huerta, Cal Polytechnic, Pomona.   (UC Berkeley’s Dept. of City and Regional Planning or DCRP). 112 Wurster Hall.  Reception from 5-5:30.  https://ced.berkeley.edu/events-media/events/dcrp-lecture-alvaro-huerta

TUESDAY, October 17, 4:10 – 5:00 PM. Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science. “Data for Social Good: Possibilities and Potential Pitfalls” with Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Professor, Political Science & Education, UC Berkeley. Location: 190 Doe Library, UC Berkeley

 

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Call for Abstracts: Comparative Workshop on Adult Mortality Determinants

A one day workshop (Friday, February 23, 2018) co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, together with the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health. This gathering is designed to share leading research methods and findings on patterns of adult mortality risk factors in low and middle income countries.  Deadline […]