Weekly News, February 20, 2024

Join us tomorrow, February 21, 12pm, for our next BrownBag Talk of the semester with Michelle Poulin, Executive Director of the Berkeley Population Center. The title of her talk is “Seeds of Unity: Examining the Link Between Joint Land Titles and Women’s Status in Western Uganda.” This is an in-person event, 310 Social Sciences Building (Seminar Room), 12pm. Event details are here. See our Events Calendar for updates to our spring semester schedule.

We’re happy to announce that we are now accepting applications to attend our 10th Annual Berkeley Workshop on Formal Demography, to be held Jun 3-7, 2024. This year’s workshop will cover classic topics in formal demography including the analysis of fertility and mortality as well as population dynamics. In addition, this year’s special emphasis topic will be on the demography of immigration, which encompasses the influence of migration on population growth and age-structure as well as the fertility and mortality of immigrant populations. Travel and accommodations will be provided for accepted applicants. This workshop is made possible with funding from the NICHD (R25HD083136). The deadline to apply is March 8, 2024Learn more and apply.

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The NIA coordinating center for the demography and economics of aging also has an account on Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/nia_demography.

See further announcements and opportunities below. 


February 20 | 12-2:00pm | Social Science Matrix Elijah Anderson: “Black Success, White Backlash, and the “N-Word Moment.” Elijah Anderson is the Sterling Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale University. Since the end of the Civil Rights Movement, large numbers of Black people have made their way into settings previously occupied only by whites. While many whites supported these changes, many others felt that their own rights were being abrogated by Black inclusion. Moreover, Black prosperity has provoked white resentment that can make life exhausting for people of color—and it has led to the undoing of policies that have nurtured Black advancement. Co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies, Center for Ethnographic Research, Othering and Belonging Institute, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Graduate Program, and the Center for the Study of Law and Society. Register here.

February 21  | 12-1:05pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | Michelle Poulin, Executive Director, Berkeley Population Center. The title of her talk:  “Seeds of Unity: Examining the Link Between Joint Land Titles and Women’s Status in Western Uganda.” In person, 310 Social Sciences BuildingEvent information

Zoom ID: 985 2901 0198

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Notice of NICHD Participation in PAR-23-144 “Strengthening Research Opportunities for NIH Grants (STRONG): Structured Institutional Needs Assessment and Action Plan Development for Resource Limited Institutions”)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NIA Career Transition Award (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed). (PAR-24-120) National Institute on Aging

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