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Weekly News – April 24, 2017

Monday April 24, 12:30pm. “Attendance Zones and the Segregation of U.S. schools: A Geospatial Analysis”. Tomas E Monarrez, Economics, UC Berkeley, 1:30pm, 223 Moses Hall. Link for Details 


Monday April 24, 12:30pm. “Attendance Zones and the Segregation of U.S. schools: A Geospatial Analysis”. Tomas E Monarrez, Economics, UC Berkeley, 1:30pm, 223 Moses Hall. Link for Details 

Monday, April 24 | 4:00 pm–6:00 pm. “Health, Race, and Housing: Three Perspectives on Urban Inequality” presented by ISSI Graduate Fellows. “Gaging the Color-line: Segregation, Space-making and the Zone of Non-being” Cynthia Ledesma PhD Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies; “Race and Class in the News: How the Media Portrays Gentrification” Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology’; “The Puzzle of Gentrification and Preventable Mortality: An Exploratory Study Based in Alameda County” Melody Tulier DrPH Candidate, School of Public HealthDuster Room, ISSI, 2420 Bowditch Street. 

Monday, April 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. “Preventing Gun Violence: What Works and What Stands in the Way: the keynote event in the Gun Violence in America series” Panel Discussion. Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 8th floor.

April 25, 2017, 2 – 3:30 p.m., “Socioeconomic status and macroeconomic expectations” Camelia Kuhnen, UNC Kenan-Flagler. Evans Hall, room 648. 
Tuesday, April 25, 4:30 – 6:30pm. “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute. Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room. Link for Details 
Wednesday, April 26, 3:30-5 PM. “Buying the Farm: The Financialization of US Agriculture.” With Prof. Kathryn De Master. | 575 McCone Hall

Wednesday, April 26, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. “Implications for the economy and international trade” Neil Fligstein, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley. 402 Barrows Hall. Link for Details 
Thursday, April 27, 4:10pm – 6:00Pm. “Acting Wife: Marriage Market Incentives and Labor Market Investments: Amanda Pallais, Harvard, Haas School of Business. C325 Cheit Hall. Link for Details 
Friday, April 28, 12:00 – 1:00pm. Labor Lunch Seminar: “Does Sibling Gender Composition Affect Gender-Stereotypic Choice of Education?” Anne Ardila Brenoe, University of Copenhagen, 648 Evans Hall. Link for Details 
Friday April 28, 12-1 PM. Human Costs of Climate Change: Evidence from Test Scores in India” with Teevrat Garg, UCSD. 201 Giannini Hall. 

Friday April 28, 12:00 – 1:30pm,Learning and Legislating Love: Family Inequality and U.S. Marriage Education Policy” Jennifer Randles, Assistant Professor, Sociology, CSU Fresno. Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way. Link for Details 

Thursday, April 27, 10:30am- 3:00pm. IRLE Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers. 2521 Channing Way – light lunch served. Link for Details 

PAA: Fragile Families Challenge – Getting Started Workshop, 
Thursday, April 27 from 10am-2pm in PAA Conference Room 4G at the Hilton Chicago. For those who have registered or are interested in registering for participation in the Fragile Families Challenge, (www.fragilefamilieschallenge.org) which is a scientific mass collaboration that combines predictive modeling, causal inference, and in-depth interviews in order to learn more about the lives of disadvantaged children.  About 275 participants are currently involved, and we look forward to registering many more. This project is funded by the Russell Sage Foundation. The workshop will include a brief introduction to the Challenge and the data. Then, there will be lots of time to work individually and in groups. Attenders should please bring your laptops, and we’ll provide snacks and lunch. Also, we don’t expect all participants will stay during the entire workshop, but we highly recommend coming for the introduction at the beginning. Register for the Challenge before the workshop atwww.fragilefamilieschallenge.org/apply/. For more information see: http://www.fragilefamilieschallenge.org/getting-started-workshop-at-paa/.

PAA: Opportunities for Population Health Science in a Changing Context. To explore the implications of a changing policy environment for population health research agendas. Wednesday, 5-6:30 PM, Lake Michigan Room, Chicago Hilton, with Harold Pollack, University of Chicago, Adam Gamoran, UW-Madison (emeritus) and President, William T. Grant Foundation, and Lindsey Leininger, Mathematica Policy Research. Space is limited, rsvp to spittelm@gmail.com

Thursday, May 4. Talk with reception to follow: 5-7 p.m. “
The Next 82 Years: Faculty and Students Confronting Existential Challenges” with Prof. Malcolm Potts. Since 1950, the global population and the global economy together have grown at 3.9 percent per year—doubling every 17 years. Such exponential growth cannot continue on a finite planet. Will it end in pain or in achievable policies? Many scientists agree that human activity has passed—or will pass shortly—the biological capacity of the planet to sustain life as we know it. Join Professor Malcolm Potts for a conversation about his past 82 years on the planet—a time of unprecedented change and growth of scientific understanding—and existential questions that our faculty and students will face in the next 82 years: Will human activity and human numbers cause irreversible damage to the biosphere or will we find evidence-based ways to create a sustainable world? Will mutually assured destruction continue to hold back the use of the global nuclear stock pile, or will a ‘nuclear exchange’ take place? If you are unable to attend the talk in person, please join us on Livestream150 University Hall, UC Berkeley.

Friday, May 5, 9am-4pm. The 2006 Immigration Protests – A decade later. This mini-conference will evaluate the legacies of the 2006 marches and the current immigrant rights movement in the United States: its organization, its impact on public discourse, electoral politics and public opinion, and its ability to effectively frame the claims of non-citizens to further the goals of the immigrant rights movement. The participants will take stock of legacies and the current moment, and also theorize broader questions around how migrants can make claims in their receiving societies, as well as the substantial barriers that make “¡Sí, se puede!” so hard to achieve. The mini-conference will be held at the Institute for Research on Labor & Employment (2521 Channing Way). Lunch and coffee will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to register here so that we can ensure that we have enough food on hand. The link will additionally take you to the full conference schedule.

NIH: Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S.
 Funding for research to understand the underlying social, cultural, environmental or biological factors contributing to sleep deficiencies among minority and health disparity populations, and how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes. Projects should include a focus on one or more NIH-designated health disparity populations (HD populations) in the United States, which include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, sexual and gender minorities, and underserved rural populations. Learn more about the two available funding mechanisms:
Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01)
Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R21)

Maternal and Child Health: Health Information Systems / Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health. Canada’s International Development Research Centre’s (IDRC) is pleased to announce two calls for proposals on Health Information Systems (HIS) and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) in the Middle East and North Africa and West Africa. The calls for implementation research will contribute to the objectives of IDRC’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program, which supports innovative and solution-oriented research to improve the quality, accessibility and accountability of health services to women, children, and adolescents, especially the most vulnerable. There are two separate yet complementary calls for proposals – one for MENA, and another for West Africa. Applicants are expected to choose one of the following thematic areas: 
HIS: Strengthening the culture of collecting, analysing and using reliable health information to improve the equitable coverage and responsiveness of health systems. 
ASRH: Improving the state of knowledge about the barriers and drivers for adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), with clear pathways to address their SRHR needs for sustained positive impact. 
The call for proposals is open from 10 April 2017 to 23 May 2017, 23:59 (UTC). You can access the online application platform here: http://his-sis-asrh-ssra.fluidreview.com.

RWJF is seeking innovative, rigorous research proposals for its new signature research program, Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights. This unique research program will provide funding and exclusive access to proprietary health data—either through the Health Care Cost Institute or athenahealth—and remove barriers, such as licensing fees and usage agreements negotiations. If you are interested in using this rich data to explore a wide range of topics—such as the relationship between obesity and chronic disease, geographic disparities, or health care spending, utilization, and prices—we invite you to apply and attend an informational webinar on May 2. Learn more about eligibility, key dates, and the upcoming applicant webinar.

“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 Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco. 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, an 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. This workshop is eligible for 4 CPH credits from the National Board of Public Health Examiners. 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. 

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from August 14 – 18, 2017. The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science. Apply by May 12 athttps://nimhd.nih.gov/programs/edu-training/hd-research-institute/

11th National NIH Centers for Aids Research (CFAR), Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Network Conference (SBSRN), October 25-27, Hosted by the University of California, San Francisco. Program: (a) Tuesday, Mentoring Transition and Early Career Scientists
(b) Wednesday: Scientific Presentations; (c) Thursday: Scientific Presentations and planning for CFAR 2018. For information about registration, email tybrown@upenn.edu, and lauren.sterling@ucsf.edu

AGENTA final conference in November 2017 in Vienna: Economic Consequences of Population Ageing and Intergenerational Equity.  The AGENTA project aims at explaining and forecasting public transfers in the light of demographic change in the European Union. One of the central contributions of this project is the generation of NTA by gender for all European countries, as well as the generation of NTTA for as many European countries as possible. Stay updated by following us Twitter, https://twitter.com/agenta_project, or by checking our webpage: http://www.agenta-project.eu/en/index.htm.

The 4th KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population will be held from July 23 to August 12, 2017. There will be three consecutive and independent workshops on “Aging and NTA”, “Demography with R”, and “Migration analysis”, reflecting current trends and demands from the Asia-Pacific region. The workshops will be held in Daejeon, Busan, and Seoul consecutively. Participants are encouraged to select one or more workshops among the three. The Summer Seminar on Population will serve as a forum for individuals and institutions concerned with population-related issues to promote their statistical capacities around the world by providing an independent and consecutive series of seminars to government statisticians and graduate students. Now, the KOSTAT Summer Seminar on Population is a Trans-Asia Pacific platform where 230 participants from 19 countries have joined us to share and discuss population-related issues. The Summer Seminar will also provide a good opportunity to enjoy Korea and its culture with one-day field trips scheduled at the end of each workshop. For complete information about registration, eligibility and program content, please visit: http://www.appi.re.kr/eng/work/sub02_2.html

Annual Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health! Participants have the opportunity to discuss and analyze the interrelation between migration and health in depth from a multi-disciplinary perspective through a combination of lectures, workshops, poster sessions, and field trip. The Institute allows for an exceptional opportunity not only to learn, but also to create professional networks. Some of the topics covered include: current and historical trends on migration and global health; access to health care; refugee health; research methodologies for migrant and refugee populations; best practices to work with vulnerable and underserved displaced people; bioethics in research with migrant populations; and current political issues related to migrants and refugees. Register here by May 31: www.regonline.com/MigrationHealth2017

2017 International Conference on Aging in the Americas. Space, Time and Place: Effects on the Older Latino Population. September 20-22, 2017, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. To cover macro political factors, social determinants, and built environment associations with health and elder lifestyles. Conference series website: http://lbjschool.austin.utexas.edu/caa

Call for Articles: RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of The Social Sciences, Issue and Conference on Using Administrative Data for Social Science and Policy
. Edited by Andrew M. Penner, University of California, Irvine and Kenneth A. Dodge, Duke University. Administrative data sources play an increasingly central role in understanding inequality, and recent initiatives like the Murray-Ryan Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2016 suggest that administrative data infrastructure will only become more central in the future of social science and policy. Efforts to leverage administrative data in the social sciences to understand inequality and poverty are, however, uneven: In some domains, administrative data are used routinely, while they are virtually never used in others. The quality of these data has increased greatly, particularly in education and healthcare, due to accountability requirements. The potential for linking administrative data files across domains (e.g., education data and social services data) has improved with the advent of common identifiers. This issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences seeks to highlight the promise of analyzing administrative data for understanding issues around social, political, and economic inequalities, showcasing the unique insights that such data can provide in understanding the causes and consequences of these inequalities, and the effectiveness of programs and policies aimed at redressing these. Please click here for a full description of the topics covered in this call for papers.
Anticipated Timeline. Prospective contributors should submit an abstract (up to two pages in length, single or double spaced) of their study along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g. tables, figures, pictures, etc.) no later than 5 p.m. EST on June 15, 2017, to: rsfjournal.onlineapplicationportal.com. All submissions must be original work that has not been previously published in part or in full. Only abstracts submitted to rsfjournal.onlineapplicationportal.com will be considered. Each paper will receive a $1,000 honorarium when the issue is published. The journal issue is being edited by Andrew M. Penner, Associate Professor of Sociology at UC Irvine; and Kenneth A. Dodge, William McDougall Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. All questions regarding this issue should be directed to Suzanne Nichols, Director of Publications, at journal@rsage.org and not to the email addresses of the editors of the issue. A conference will take place at the foundation in New York City on January 19, 2018. The selected contributors will gather for a one-day workshop to present draft papers (due on December 17, 2017, a month prior to the conference) and receive feedback from the other contributors and editors. Travel costs, food, and lodging will be covered by the foundation. Papers will be circulated before the conference. After the conference, the authors will submit their final drafts on or before March 15, 2018. The papers will then be sent out to three additional scholars for peer review. Having received feedback from reviewers and the RSF board, authors will revise their papers before August 16, 2018. The full and final issue will be published in spring 2019.

“Mortality: Past, Present and Future” on 7-8 August 2017. We are organizing a conference on mortality (past, present and future) in Brazil (Unicamp, Sao Paulo). The seminar will focus on themes related to mortality analysis, causes of death, evaluation of data quality and mortality forecasting methodologies, giving attention to old and new methodologies applied in countries with defective data. More info:http://www.nepo.unicamp.br/eventos/2017/mortality.html. Deadline for submitting extended abstract: 20th May 2017

Call for Presentation Proposals: Survey Research and the Study of Religion in East Asia. East Asia, a region rich with diverse religious traditions, presents exciting opportunities as well as unique challenges for survey researchers interested in religion questions. On October 11-12, 2017, Pew Research Center will host a small conference to advance the state of the art in the study of religion using surveys in East Asia (focusing particularly on China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan). The conference will be a gathering of survey researchers based in East Asia as well as those based outside the region. Survey researcher and Confucianism scholarAnna Sun will be our keynote speaker. Plenary sessions will feature survey researchers and religion scholars invited to discuss what it means to be religious in East Asia and the major challenges of conducting survey research on the topic. Breakout sessions will feature presentations submitted in response to this call for papers. Breakout sessions will be composed of 10-minute presentations. With limited time, presenters are encouraged to get straight to the most interesting kernel of their work. This efficient format permits more presentations and discussion than would otherwise be possible and creates opportunity for follow-up conversations during breaks. Proposals that focus on the methodology of how survey work can be improved are particularly welcome. Presentations could assess existing survey measures of a concept and present a new alternative. They might focus on an important religious practice or belief that tends not to be measured in surveys, particularly if one has suggestions for how this practice/belief could be captured with surveys. Presentations that describe interesting findings from existing surveys are also welcome, particularly if they point toward how future survey work might be improved. Space is limited for this event, both on the program and in the meeting facilities at our Washington, DC headquarters. Thanks to the generous support of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, there is no cost to attend the event. Additionally, thanks to a grant from the Global Religion Research Initiative, airfare and lodging expenses will be covered for a limited number of scholars based in East Asia traveling to the conference from Asia. Some participants may wish to stay for the annual conference of the Scientific Study of Religion, which will be held nearby October 13-15. To propose a 10 minute presentation, please email a title and abstract of no more than 300 words along with a short statement about why you are interested in this conference to Conrad Hackett (chackett@pewresearch.org) by June 20.
Key dates
June 20 Deadline for presentation proposals 
June 30 Proposal decision notification
July 1 Registration opens (if space permits, those not presenting can apply to participate in the conference)
August 1 Registration closes
October 11 Day 1 of conference 9 am – 6:30 pm
October 12 Day 2 of conference 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday, April 26, 1-3 PM. Applying For a Fulbright-IIE Grant Workshop.
 This workshop will provide an overview of the Fulbright-IIE application process for UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students who will be applying for a Fulbright-IIE grant this fall. With Gina Farales Blanco, the Fulbright Program Adviser of the Graduate Fellowships Office, and Sabrina Soracco, Director of the Graduate Writing Center. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 642-7739, ten days in advance. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FULBRIGHT PROGRAM, check the Fulbright website athttp://us.fulbrightonline.org/. For more information about the UC Berkeley Fulbright application process, contact Gina Farales Blanco, UC Berkeley Fulbright Program Adviser, by phone at (510) 642-7739 or by e-mail atgfarales@berkeley.edu. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please go to: https://berkeley.wufoo.com/forms/spring-2017-fulbrightiie-workshop/. 309 SPROUL HALL.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26, 2017 3:30 TO 5:30 P.M How To Write An Effective Fellowship/Grant Proposal. In this hands-on workshop for graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, participants will review and discuss fellowship/grant proposal essays to approximate how a review committee reviews such applications. Reading proposals from this perspective will help participants sharpen their skills in writing successful fellowship/grant applications. To preregister for How to Write an Effective Fellowship/Grant Proposal workshop, please go to https://berkeley.wufoo.com/forms/sg1gqib07mhn8t/ 309 SPROUL HALL

MAY 15-19, 2017, 1-5 P.M., Fellowship/Grant-Writing Boot Camp. In this week-long boot camp, graduate students will have the opportunity to spend concentrated blocks of time writing their fellowship/grant applications and to receive feedback from their peers. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. To preregister for the Fellowship/Grant-Writing Boot Camp, please go to https://berkeley.wufoo.com/forms/svuo2mb0pqyit4/. 309 SPROUL HALL

SPH-sponsored grant-writing workshop: May 9, 12:30pm-1:30pm. 401 University Hall. “Rigor and reproducibility: What does it mean for my proposal?” with Jennifer Ahern, Associate Dean of Research, SPH.

Berkeley Research Development Office workshop schedule for this spring. All sessions in 177 Stanley, 11:30am-12:30pm.
Apr. 27     Session 4 Writing Your Research Proposal
May 4      Session 5 Finding Research Funding
May 11     Session 6 Scientific Writing
May 18     Office hours/Consultations

Social Network News, 
April 26, 12:00-1:00 Central. The webinar will feature Dr. Pablo Boczkowski talking about “Social Network News.” In this webinar, Dr. Boczkowski will share preliminary results of an ongoing study of how young people (18-29 years of age) consume news on social media. Drawing upon survey and semi-structured interview data, he will shed light on: a) the growing importance of the incidental access to information; b) the technological, demographic, and structural determinants of this phenomenon; and c) the dynamics of its experiential dimension. He will conclude by reflecting on what these findings mean for the ties that connect news consumption and public opinion in the digital age. Dr. Boczkowski is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Director of the Master of Science Leadership for Creative Enterprises at Northwestern University. 
Admission: $10 Students, $40 non-student MAPOR members, $50 non-members. Registration: http://www.mapor.org/WebinarRegistration.html. Recordings of the webinar will be available for those who cannot attend the event live. If interested, please register and you will receive a link to the recording after the event.

The Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN) Website is Live! 
The SIREN team – led by Drs. Laura Gottlieb and Nancy Adler – is delighted to share their new website, a resource for health services researchers, clinicians, health system leaders, and others looking for evidence on what works to identify and address patients’ social and economic needs as a part of high quality health care. Use SIREN’s website to:
*Find the latest research in the Evidence Library, a searchable collection of over 270 journal articles, reports, and commentaries evaluating the integration of social and medical care. 
*Compare screening tools used to identify patients’ basic resource needs in the Methods, Metrics, and Instruments section. 
*Set up a free research, evaluation, and analytics Consultation with SIREN staff. 
*Learn about SIREN’s current Call for Proposals for SIREN Innovation Grants (see below for more information) and other research Funding Opportunities
*Connect with others in the field through the SIREN listserv..

RRR (Dead Week) programs include:
R FUN!damentals (4 Parts)
Tue, May 2 thru Fri, May 5 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Stata FUN!damentals (4 Parts)
Tue, May 2 thru Fri, May 5 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Python FUN!damentals (4 Parts)
Tue, May 2 thru Fri, May 5 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dlab sponsors workshops and training in courses, one-on-one consulting for faculty, grad students and undergraduates, and working groups of focuses topics. For more information and registration, visithttp://dlab.berkeley.edu

All jobs and postdoctoral fellowships are posted as we receive them on the Demography Department Jobs Listserv, http://lists.demog.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/jobs. This list advertises positions of all sorts relevant for social and behavioral scientists with advanced degrees.


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