Population Science News

Weekly News — October 2, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday October 4, 12-1:15 PM.  Demography Brown Bag: Alex Gelber (Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley), will present, “Disability Insurance Income Saves Lives.” 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

Wednesday, October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. Consul General Rana Sarkar and Prof. Irene Bloemraad will discuss trade and immigration issues, including NAFTA and DACA. 223 Moses Hall

Wednesday October 04, 2017, 12-1:30 PM. “Estimating Heterogeneous Preferences to Avoid Flood Risk and the Implications for Disaster Exposure” (Joint with Lala Ma). With Laura Bakkensen/The University of Arizona. 248 Giannini Hall.

Thursday October 5, 12-1 PM. “Gender Stereotyping Academia: Evidence from Economics Job Market Rumors Forum” 648 Evans Hall.

 

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Weekly News – September 25, 2017

EVENTS

Wednesday, September 27, 12-1:15 PM.  Demography Brown Bag: Dan Benjamin (University of Southern California) will present, “Social-Science Genomics: A Primer and Progress Report.” 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, September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. “The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Public Finance: Experimental Evidence from Kenya” with Michael Walker. | 648 Evans Hall. 

Tuesday, September 26. 12:30-1:30 p.m. “Long-term effects of violent conflict on second-generation health outcomes: evidence from Liberia” Soazic Elise Wang Sonne; Shibiru Melesse, CEGA EASST Fellow | 648 Evans Hall. 

 

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Weekly News – September 18, 2017

EVENTS

Wednesday, Sept 20, 12-1:15 PM. Demography Brown Bag: Demography Seminar room.  Peter Hepburn, Demography. “Costs of Work: Effects of Parental Work Scheduling on Childcare Arrangements.” 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, September 18, 2-3:30 PM. “Creating Psychological Profiles from People’s Digital Footprints” with Dr. Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. 820 Barrows Hall (Social Science Matrix).

 

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Weekly News – September 11, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday, Sept 13, 12-1:15 PM. Demography Brown Bag: John Palmer, Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, “Social Inequality and Disease-Vector Mosquitoes: An Interspecies Feedback Loop.”
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, September 13, 5-7 PM.  Is sugar making us sick? A panel discussion with Janet King, Senior Scientist, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Dr. Ronald Krausse, Senior Scientist and Dolores Jordan Endowed Chair, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Dr. Kristine Madsen, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Gary Taubes, Cofounder and Senior Scientific Advisor, Nutrition Science Initiative; and moderated by  Dr. John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor, Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health. David Brower Center, Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA.  Register online.

Wednesday September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools, a book by Martin Sanchez-Jankowski. 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room.

 

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Weekly News – September 4, 2017

EVENTS
Wednesday, September 6 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. Demography Brown Bag: “Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending”
with Rucker Johnson, GSPP, 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, September 5, 12:40-2 PM. “The Role of Supply and Demand in Efficient Health Care Delivery: Evidence From Utah” with Ben Handel. 714C University Hall

Wednesday, Sept 6, 3-4 PM.  “Delaying the age of marriage through girls’ education in northern Nigeria” with Dr. Mardhiyyah Abbas Mashi, Co-Founder, Centre for Girls’ Education; Margaret Bolaji, Program Officer, Centre for Girls’ Education | 401 University Hall. 

 

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Weekly News – August 28, 2017

EVENTS
Monday, August 28, 2-3:30 PM.  Save Our Senior Non-Citizens: The Extension of Old Age Assistance to Immigrants in the United States, 1935-1971,
with Cybelle Fox. 402 Barrows Hall. 

Monday, August 28, 2-3:30 PM: “Racial Bias in Bail Decisions” with Will Dobbie, Princeton University 648 Evans Hall

August 31 | 5-7 p.m. Global Health and the Future Role of the United StatesWith Dr. Mike Merson, Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, Duke University and Amie Batson, Chief Strategy Officer; Vice President, Strategy and Learning, PATH. Moderator: Lia Fernald, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

September 1 | 12-1 p.m. Labor Lunch Seminar: “Top Earnings Inequality and the Gender Pay Gap” with Nicole Fortin, The University of British Columbia. | 648 Evans Hall

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Weekly News – August 14, 2017

FUNDING

Interdisciplinary Working Groups:  IRLE just issued a call for proposals (see below) but know also that the Popcenter will similarly fund events with this purpose. 

IRLE (Institute for Research on Labor and Employment) is accepting funding proposals from faculty, students, and campus researchers for interdisciplinary working groups to explore themes relating to labor and employment in 2017-18. The goal of this program is to foster scholarly dialogue across departments, promote collaborative research projects, and build a foundation for interdisciplinary conversations on important themes relating to labor and working life. Awards range from $500 – $1,000 for the academic year. Funds may be used for materials, meeting expenses, conference hosting, honoraria for speakers, and other research and education expenses. IRLE will also provide the following in-kind support to groups:

· Space (three meeting rooms, informal gathering space, and work spaces)

· Event support (publicity, logistics, planning) 

· Grant application support

Our goal is to help sustain working groups for multiple years and support pursuit of additional funding for collaborative research and educational activities. Upon completion of an annual report detailing their first year, groups are eligible to apply for a second year of increased funding in 2018-19. 

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Weekly News – July 31, 2017

FUNDING

Interdisciplinary Working Groups:  IRLE just issued a call for proposals (see below) but know also that the Popcenter will similarly fund events with this purpose. 

IRLE (Institute for Research on Labor and Employment) is accepting funding proposals from faculty, students, and campus researchers for interdisciplinary working groups to explore themes relating to labor and employment in 2017-18. The goal of this program is to foster scholarly dialogue across departments, promote collaborative research projects, and build a foundation for interdisciplinary conversations on important themes relating to labor and working life. Awards range from $500 – $1,000 for the academic year. Funds may be used for materials, meeting expenses, conference hosting, honoraria for speakers, and other research and education expenses. IRLE will also provide the following in-kind support to groups:

· Space (three meeting rooms, informal gathering space, and work spaces)

· Event support (publicity, logistics, planning) 

· Grant application support

Our goal is to help sustain working groups for multiple years and support pursuit of additional funding for collaborative research and educational activities. Upon completion of an annual report detailing their first year, groups are eligible to apply for a second year of increased funding in 2018-19. 

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Weekly News – July 10, 2017

OFF CAMPUS EVENTS

July 23, 2017. “NIA Workshop on Innovative Issues in Minority Aging Research”: Reversibility and Mutability Research: Approaches to Reducing Health Disparities, a NIA/Resource Centers on Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Workshop. The RCMAR National Coordinating Center invites you to register for the RCMAR workshop on July 23, 2017. It is held as a preconference session at the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics meeting located at the Moscone West 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. The workshop provides a forum for junior and senior researchers to discuss the complex issues and potential benefits of reversibility research. The keynote speaker is Andrea Danese, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Other presenters include national leaders in the field. Visithttp://www.rcmar.ucla.edu/content/rcmar-preconference  for the workshop program and details, or go directly to IAGG’s Preconference Workshop webpage to register.
 

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Third Summer Formal Demography Workshop: Focus on Fertility

The Third Annual Summer Workshop in Formal Demography was held June 5-9, 2017. It was our most successful workshop, with a special emphasis on fertility, a group project, and ample time for learning and hands on practice of new methods, talks about fertility and a lively networking social time. Announcements for the Fourth Annual workshop […]