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Weekly News — December 10, 2018

2018 BITSS Annual Meeting on December 10 at the Brower Center (Tamalpais room) in Berkeley, CA. An initiative of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), BITSS works to strengthen the transparency, reproducibility, and credibility of social science research and evidence used for policy-making. Free to attend and open to the public, the Annual Meeting provides a forum for openly discussing the evolving needs and capacities of researchers and research stakeholders with regards to transparency and openness, as well as an opportunity to learn and discuss the development of innovative tools and methods for open and reproducible science. Find the agenda here. Please RSVP here. Contact Aleks Bogdanoski (abogdanoski@berkeley.edu) with any questions. 

Thursday, December 13 | 12-1 p.m. |Social Justice and Health Equity – A talk with Sir Michael Marmot. Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia Room. Register online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-justice-and-health-equity-tickets-52558532987

December 11, 12:00- 1:30 PM “Are Local Minimum Wages Too High, and How Could We Even Know?” Carl Nadler, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics.  IRLE 2521 Channing Ave, Directors Room.

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth offers PhD, Post-Doctoral and Faculty Grants (Deadline: Jan 31 Faculty/Mar 10 PhD). WCEG supports social science research investigating whether and how inequality affects economic growth. They are currently requesting proposals in the areas of macroeconomic policy, market structure, human capital, and the labor market. The full request and more information on our grantmaking can be found on their website. Grants for faculty are generally in the range of $25,000 to $100,000, and grants of $15,000 are available for current PhD students or those in postdoctoral positions. Applications for faculty are due January 31, 2019 and are due for PhD students on March 10, 2019. Visit https://equitablegrowth.org/engage/apply-for-a-grant/

Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference: The UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration is organizing a conference that seeks to create an interdisciplinary space for junior immigration scholars to share drafts of their research and writing projects and get to know one another. The conference will be open to emerging immigration scholars, including post-doctoral fellows and tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty who have held professorial positions for eight years or fewer. The conference seeks to attract presenters working in a broad range of social science fields, as well as those in ethnic studies, law, public health, urban planning, public policy, and social welfare. Interested presenters are requested to submit a draft paper or a 5-page prospectus. The conference will take place February 15 and 16, 2019. | Deadline: December 15, 2018 | More details and abstract submission here 

The International Society for the Sociology of Religion is holding its biennial conference in Barcelona from 9–12 July 2019. Conrad Hackett of the Pew Research Center has proposed a track on religion and demography and we’ll be using this opportunity to formally launch the new Journal of Religion and Demography (JRD). Please find the call for papers here. Paper proposals are due December 16. If you are a current or former contributor to the Yearbook of International Religious Demography or Journal of Religion and Demography, please consider submitting your paper to the conference to help us officially launch the JRD. If you have any questions, please email JRD editors-in-chief, Vegard Skirbekk and Gina Zurlo: info@religiousdemography.org.

The General Social Survey (GSS) 
is announcing its module competition for proposals to add items to the 2020 GSS. The submission deadline is January 30th. Details can be found at http://gss.norc.org/Documents/other/GSS%20Call%20for%20Proposals%202020.pdf

Census Data Wrangling & Mapping in R Dec 13 | 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM | 356 Barrows
Take advantage of the vast resource that is the US Census with this workshop on using R to map Census Data. Register here!
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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