Population Science News

Weekly News — August 20, 2018

Friday, August 24, 12-1 PM. Labor Lunch: “Flexible Work Arrangements and Precautionary Behavior: Theory and Experimental Evidence” Davud Rostam-Afschar, University Hohenheim. 648 Evans Hall.

Next week
IRLE Fall Open House Reception. Wednesday, August 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 • 5:30pm–7:00pm. Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; the Goldman School of Public Policy; and the Berkeley Food Institute for a discussion on immigration and the future of agriculture in California. Alumni House

Friday, August 24, 12-1 PM. Labor Lunch: “Flexible Work Arrangements and Precautionary Behavior: Theory and Experimental Evidence” Davud Rostam-Afschar, University Hohenheim. 648 Evans Hall.

Next week
IRLE Fall Open House Reception. Wednesday, August 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. 
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 • 5:30pm–7:00pm. Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; the Goldman School of Public Policy; and the Berkeley Food Institute for a discussion on immigration and the future of agriculture in California. Alumni House

“Managing Lands in a Changing Climate to Improve Agricultural Resiliency, Food Security and Health” Monday, September 10 entitled. The event is affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit event which runs from September 12-14 in San Francisco. Of relevance for the Popcenter is a panel: 
Combating the Impacts of Climate Change on Food Systems and Disease Issues at Multiple Scales
Moderator: Christine Johnson, Professor, One Health Institute, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis
Ndola Prata, Director, Bixby Center for Population Health and Sustainability, UC Berkeley
Stephen Luby, Director of Research, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University
Christine Stewart, Professor, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
Click here to register for this interactive, action focused event as space is limited. The deadline for ‘lightning talks’ andposters is July 27. 

Putting AI to Work: Technology & Policy for Enabling the Workforce of the FutureSept. 25 from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (PT), Reception to follow. Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
Twitter: #PuttingAItoWork. Please visit the website for information about the program and registration. Registration required.

The National Cancer Society has an interest in health equity research, including in one of their current RFAs: The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services. Oct 15 and April 1 deadlines. See https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/rfa-role-healthcare-insurance-cancer.html
Request for Applications: Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning National Center for Education Research. The Social and Behavioral Context for Academic Learning (Social-Behavioral) topic supports research on social-behavioral competencies (i.e., social skills, attitudes, and behaviors) that improve student achievement and progress in the K to 12 education system. The long-term outcome of this research investment includes a richer understanding of ways to improve or assess students’ social-behavioral competencies, and teacher practices that support them, that over time will improve student academic achievement and successful progression through school.

Trends in Diversity within the NIH-funded Workforce… promoting a strong biomedical workforce is a top priority for the NIH. In 2017, NIH launched the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, which is a multi-pronged approach to increase the number of NIH-funded early stage investigators. An important component of this initiative is the call for increased transparency and availability of data about the make-up of the biomedical research workforce. More complete data will allow NIH leadership to best understand and address the needs of our emerging workforce. See https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2018/08/07/trends-in-diversity-within-the-nih-funded-workforce/.

Harnessing U.S. Health and Retirement Survey Data for Research in the Social Sciences: A Technical Workshop.
September 14 | 1-4 p.m. | This workshop will focus on harnessing the powerful HRS dataset to assess an array of compelling questions in the social sciences. The objective is to stimulate new research efforts by expanding awareness of the content and structure of the HRS, with an emphasis on inquiries made possible by the secure computing environment. Ryan Edwards, Research Associate, UC Berkeley Population Center. 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room, Open to faculty and graduate students.

UCSF Symposium on Exposome and Metabolic Health. 
Friday, September 21, 10 AM – 4 PM. Join leading University of California researchers as they discuss how our social, psychological and physical environments impact our metabolic health and shape our future. Learn about how toxics from our food, air, and social environments are having unseen effects and how we can respond. Speakers include Dr. Tracey Woodruff, Dr. Barbara Laraia, Dr. Dale Bredesen, Dr. Jenny Jay, Dr. Michele La Merrill, Dr. Bruce Blumberg, Dr. John Balmes, Dr. Aric Prather, and more! Visit here for more information, including remote access.
The Second Biennial Conference on Population and Public Policy, presented by the International Association of Applied Demographers, hosted by the University of New Mexico Geospatial and Population Studies, and actively supported by the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy, will be held at the historic Hotel Albuquerque, February 8-9, 2019. Abstract submission and conference registration as well as hotel booking at the conference site may all be accomplished at the conference website. Immigration is a major focus of the conference, which will also include panels on New Mexico-specific issues. The plenary speaker will be Douglas Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University and author of Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times (Russell Sage 2010). An award and cash prize of $500 will be given for the best student paper. The award is named for Guillermina Jasso (PhD, Johns Hopkins), Silver Professor and Professor of Sociology at New York University and author (with Mark Rosenzweig) of The New Chosen People. The conference has received generous support from Mckibben Demographics; Cropper GIS; The Social Science Research Center, Mississippi State University; and the College of Business Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha. The deadline for submitting abstracts is October 15th. Complete papers will be due after the first of the year, before the start of the conference. This interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students is an excellent platform for sharing recent innovations, trends, challenges and solutions to population and public policy issues. 
Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) Eight African Population conference Kampala, Uganda November 18-22, 2019 Theme: “Harnessing Africa’s Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development: 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond” For more information, download the announcement.
2018 Public Health Ethics Forum: Minority Elders and Aging – Registration is now open. The forum, hosted by CDC onSeptember 14, will explore a range of health issues and actions on how to improve the health among minority elders. Additional information can be found here: http://tuskegeebioethics.org/events/2018-public-health-ethics-forum-minority-elders-and-healthy-aging/ or by contacting Tuskegee University at 334-724-4554 or CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at omhhe@cdc.gov. This event will also be available remotely.


Call for Applications: Social Norms, a DySoC/NIMBioS Investigative Workshop (4/23/19-4/25/19) The Center for the Dynamics of Social Complexity (Deadline: 12/1/2018). Participation is by application only. Successful applicants will be notified within several weeks after the application deadline. Financial support for travel, meals and lodging is available. Application Deadline:December 1, 2018 For more information and the application link, visit http://www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_socialnorms

Call for Proposals: Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (Deadline: 9/3/2018). Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development.  Deadline for submission: 3 September 2018  The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) is pleased to announce a call for policy-relevant research proposals from early career researchers to:  contribute to the evidence base needed to better meet the family planning (FP) and related reproductive health (RH) needs of the most vulnerable in urban areas of countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, and increase the attention paid to FP, fertility and population growth in urban development policy initiatives at local, national and international levels. Eligibility will be limited to citizens of countries in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia, who have received a Ph.D. within the past ten years and who are currently affiliated with established institutions in either region. Applications to study settings with high fertility, high unmet need for FP and high rates of urbanization are particularly encouraged. Most fellowships will last for two years, with a minority lasting one or three years.

The Low-Wage Work in California Data Explorer offers an in-depth look at the people who make up California’s low-wage workforce and provides users with graphics, tables, research summaries, interactive visualizations, and downloadable data. The explorer provides a wide range of information on the state’s low-wage workforce, including demographics, job characteristics, industries, occupations, use of public assistance programs, and geography.
Reorganizing Federal Data Agencies, F
ri, Sep 7, 2018 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PDT. This June the White House released a proposal that would shift the Bureau of Labor Statistics from the Department of Labor to the Department of Commerce, joining with the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau under a single economics and statistics agency. Join us for a facilitated conversation with Dr. Ken Poole as he talks with Dr. Erica Groshen, former Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Attendees will learn more about the reorganization, better understand the rationale for the proposal, and gain insights about key considerations that still need to be addressed. This is your chance to provide feedback about your concerns. You are strongly encouraged to bring questions, concerns, and ideas to the conversation. Visit the website to learn more and register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8154307378089623810.
D-Lab offers training in Data Science this fall for students as well as pedagogical training for instructors. Visit the D-lab website for more information. D-lab regularly offers workshops and training in courses, one-on-one consulting for faculty, grad students and undergraduates, and working groups of focuses topics. One-on-one consulting also available. For more information and registration, visit http://dlab.berkeley.edu. You can now add D-Lab workshops to your bcalendar directly from D-Lab workshop description. 

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.

Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI.berkeley.edu) is a research center for the study of immigrants and immigration. BIMI has a mailing list (immigration_group@lists.berkeley.edu), which is where a good deal of immigration and migration announcements are posted, and not all of that material is posted on the PopSciences Weekly News.

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