Population Science News

Weekly News – April 3, 2017

Wednesday, April 5 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. “Marriage, birth timing, poverty and health” with Philip Cohen, Professor, Sociology, University of Maryland. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room. Cookies, coffee and tea served.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience.


Wednesday, April 5 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. “Marriage, birth timing, poverty and health” with Philip Cohen, Professor, Sociology, University of Maryland. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room. Cookies, coffee and tea served.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience.

Monday, April 3, 4:10-5:30 p.m. “The Welfare Effects of Encouraging Rural-Urban Migration” David Lagakos, UCSD. | 648 Evans Hall

Monday, April 3, 12-1:30 p.m. “Direct and Indirect Consequences of a Welfare Reform on Individuals and their Families” with Christian Dustmann, UCL.  IRLE: 2521 Channing Way.

Wednesday, April 5, 12-1:30 PM. “The Dynamics of Household Economic Security Around A Birth” Alexandra Stanczyk, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director’s Room, 2521 Channing Way. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. “Water, Food Supply and Disease Control in Africa, Southeast Asia and California” with Professor Vince Resh.  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley.  http://mdp.berkeley.edu

Wednesday, April 5 | 12-1 p.m.  “Austria and Migration: The Current Refugee Crisis in Historical Perspective” Dirk Rupnow, Dirk Rupnow, Head of the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck & Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor at Stanford University. | 201 Moses Hall

Thursday, April 6, 4:00–5:30pm. “How It Slips Away/We Still Here: A Blues Geography of Black Portland” with Lisa K. Bates, Associate Professor, Director, Center for Urban Studies, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University. 170 Wurster Hall.

Friday, April 7, 2017, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.  “The Future of Higher Education: Creating Opportunity, Assessing Value” The conference is free and open to the public. For more information about speakers and the program, visit: http://issi.berkeley.edu/conference-higher-education. Features an excellent set of speakers.  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley. 

Friday, April 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. “On the Estimation of Treatment Effects with Endogenous Misreporting” with Martin L. Weitzman, Harvard University. 201 Giannini Hall

Wednesday, April 19, 12:10-1:10 PM.  “Tenancy, Marriage, and the Boll Weevil Infestation, 1892-1930” with Chris Muller.  Demography Department.  2232 Piedmont Ave. 

Thursday, April 20, 12:15-2 PM.  “Israel in Africa: Medical Diplomacy and Global Health, 1959-1973” with Anat Mooreville, Postdoctoral fellow, UC Davis.  297 Boalt Hall, Goldberg Room. Lunch served. Rsvp to Rebecca Golbert, rlgolbert@law.berkeley.edu

EU-Africa Sports Migration Workshop
, May 9-10, 2017. The Center for African Studies with support from the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley is organizing a research workshop: African athletes & migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football, May 9-10, 2017. To be held in 223 Moses Hall.  For more information, visit: http://africa.berkeley.edu/SportMigration

The Bucerius Young Scholars Forum is a new annual program put together by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and the German Historical Institute, designed to bring together a small transatlantic group of ten junior scholars from Germany, Europe and North America to explore new research and questions in the history of migration with a particular focus on questions arising from interlacing the perspectives of migration and knowledge, as these are extremely thorough and open to current debates. The program will be held in Berkeley, California in November 2017.  Read more here: http://buceriususa.org/2017/03/bucerius-young-scholars-forum-at-ghi-west-at-uc-berkeley/


2016 General Social Survey Data Available: The 1972-2016 General Social Survey cumulative file is now available on our website (http://gss.norc.org/). As of Wednesday April 5, it will also be available on the GSS Data Explorer (https://gssdataexplorer.norc.org/). A new feature is GSS Trends: a dynamic visualization function is designed to provide both researchers and the general public with unprecedented capacity to create graphic views of key trends and user responses over time. 

Aging & Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference,
 held 3–4 November 2017 at the University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, USA. Founded in 2011, Aging & Society: An Interdisciplinary Conference provides an international forum for the discussion of the processes of aging; the accompanying individual, family, community, national, and international impacts; and the social and cultural ramifications of aging on societies. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. For more information regarding the conference, visit the conference website.

SPH-sponsored grant-writing workshop: 
April 18, 12:30pm-1:30pm (440 University Hall – Note new location). How to navigate NIH study sections and peer review process with Jennifer Ahern, Associate Dean of Research, SPH.

APA workshop: How to Share Research Data: June 6-7, 2017, Qualcomm Institute at Calit2, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California. The workshop will focus on the practical components of sharing research data. Participants will learn how to develop a plan for data sharing, draft consent forms that accommodate sharing of research data and construct a budget to support effective data management. Participants will also explore various platforms and data repositories to identify those best suited to their type(s) of research data, as well as existing data collection tools and resources that facilitate data sharing, such as the NIH Toolbox. In addition to hands-on experience, the workshop will provide attendees with an overview of open science, best practices for dealing with human research participant protection issues, implications of data sharing for career development and the future of research, and how academe can adapt to this changing landscape. Application deadline is April 15, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2017/03/share-research-data.aspx

Wednesday, April 5 10:30-11:30 a.m. “Climate Change and Health” with Kent Pinkerton, PhD. Director of the Center for Health and the Environment, UC Davis. COEH Continuing Education. Register at http://www.coehce.org/on-line-webinars-pinkerton.html.  

This week features an Introduction to Qualtrics, graphs with Stata, and much more. 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, visit http://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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