Population Science News

Weekly News – February 27, 2017


Wednesday, March 1, 12-1:10 PM. “Family Wealth as Intergenerational Insurance” with Fabian Pfeffer, University of Michigan. Refreshments and cookies served. 2232 Piedmont Ave.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience
Monday February 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. “A Lesson from the Great Depression that the Fed Might Have Learned”with Michael Bordo, Rutgers University. 639 Evans Hall.

Wednesday, March 1, 12-1:10 PM. “Family Wealth as Intergenerational Insurance” with Fabian Pfeffer, University of Michigan. Refreshments and cookies served. 2232 Piedmont Ave.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Monday February 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. “A Lesson from the Great Depression that the Fed Might Have Learned”with Michael Bordo, Rutgers University. 639 Evans Hall.

Wednesday, March 1 | 4-5 p.m. “The Cost of Color: The Health and Social Consequences of Skin Color for People” Nina Jablonski, Pennsylvania State University. Seminar |. | International House

Wednesday, March 1, 2-4 PM. Immigrant Youth in the Silicon Valley. With Kent Wong, UCLA Labor Center Director. Cesar Chavez, room 242. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 2:30pm to 6:30pm “Research That Gets Results: A Symposium on Science-Driven Policy Change” Byers Auditorium at Genentech Hall. (Registration ended February 23.) Learn more at http://bixbycenter.ucsf.edu/symposium

Thursday, March 2, 2017 • 10:45am–12:00pm.  “Universal Basic Income: Easy as Pie or Pie in the Sky?” (Policy Insights 2017). Speakers:  Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities, Goldman School of Public Policy; Natalie Foster, Co-Chair, New America California Fellow, Economic Security Project; and Sean Kline, Director, San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment.  Location: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Monday, March 6, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Doathon Kick-off. The Docathon is a week-long mini-sprint to improve the state of documentation in the open science community. It consists of a half day of tutorials and talks to help you start off on the right foot. BIDS, 190 Doe Library. Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bids-docathon-kickoff-tickets-32302896834?aff=mcivte

Tuesday, March 7, 4-5:30 PM.  Is ‘Decarceration’ Even a Word? The Legal Reform of Mass Incarceration in California with Anjuli Verma, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Jurisprudence and Social Policy. ISSI, 2538 Channing Way.  

Monday, March 13, 12-3pm: Fertility and the Great Recession: Crossing disciplinary boundaries of theory and data: fertility trends during and after economic downturns in Western Advanced Societies. Sproul Hall. Contact Doris Happe for more information: dorish@demog.berkeley.edu. Sponsored by the Visiting Scholar Program.

5th Annual Beyond Academia Conference: A two day conference for PhD students and postdocs to learn more about pursuing career paths outside of tenure-track academia. March 2-3, 2017 at the Clark Kerr Campus. Register and learn more HERE.

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) 2017 Annual Conference
, planned for Nov. 15-18 in Orlando, Florida. The conference theme is “Families as Catalysts: Shaping Neurons, Neighborhoods, and Nations.” In today’s society, much of the dialogue about families focuses on the economic and social “costs” of families. The 2017 NCFR Annual Conference will turn the tide on that notion, highlighting research, teaching, and practices that illustrate how families serve as catalysts to create and support healthy children, neighborhoods, communities, and societies. Possible presentation formats include papers, posters, roundtables, symposia, workshops, poster symposia, and lightning paper sessions. Submit your proposal online by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Find more details about the conference and proposal submission at https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-2017. With questions, please email info@ncfr.org or call NCFR at 888-781-9331.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award

How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal workshop will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 1:30 to 3:30. p.m., in 309 Sproul Hall. This introductory workshop covers the basic principles of writing an academic grant proposal. Open to UC Berkeley graduate students and postdocs in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. To preregister for this workshop, please go to: https://berkeley.wufoo.com/forms/spring-2017-grantwriting-workshop/

PSID Data User Training Workshop, June 12-16, 2017, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Core PSID, its special topics modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. The workshop pairs morning instructional sessions led by experienced PSID researchers and staff with afternoon guided lab sessions in which users construct their own analytic data files. A limited number of stipends are available to graduate students and junior researchers who apply by April 14 to help with travel and lodging costs. All applications received by April 14 will be given priority for enrollment. Learn more about the workshop and apply to participate through the ICPSR Summer Program.

“Longitudinal Structural Equation Modeling (SEM): Applications with Individual and Family Level Data” June 21, 2017 June 21, 2017. Brigham Young University’s Family Studies Center will be holding a workshop on June 21, 2017 on “Longitudinal SEM: Applications with Individual and Family Level Data.” The preconference workshop on June 21 will be followed by the Longitudinal SEM Summer 2017 Workshop on June 22 and 23. Registration deadline: June 6, 2017/ For more information, visit https://familystudiescenter.byu.edu/Pages/Summer-Workshops.aspx

‘Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things. Law, state practices and resistance’, Bergen Summer Research School from June 12-22 2017. This interdisciplinary PhD course aims to deepen the understanding of the politics of protection and control of contemporary migration. The course include a number of lectures by distinguished researchers, including Alison Mountz, Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration, Sine Plambech, Danish Institute for International Studies and Christine Jacobsen, Director of Centre for Women’s and Gender Research at the University of Bergen. For more detail see: http://www.uib.no/en/rs/bsrs/104290/migration-and-inter-national-order-things. Please visit our website (http://www.uib.no/en/rs/bsrs) to check our course and to submit your online application. Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Call for Graduate Student Fellowship Proposals- CA Immigration Research Initiative – DUE MARCH 1ST. CIRI is offering four graduate student fellowships of $9000 each for doctoral students at any University of California campus researching immigration in California. Eligible projects include work from any social science, history, or allied health discipline on immigration to California, immigrants in California, or the integration of descendants of immigrants. Comparative projects are welcomed, including projects comparing California to other destinations in the United States or abroad, but must include a significant California component. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a CIRI fellowship. Applications should be emailed to ccis@ucsd.edu as a single PDF file that includes the attached Fellowship Application form, a 4-page double-spaced project narrative, and CV. The applicant’s advisor should email a letter of recommendation with the applicant’s name in the subject heading. Applications and letters must be received by 4pm PST on March 1, 2017 to be considered. Successful applicants will be informed in April and receive the funds in May 2017. Fellows are required to submit a working paper for web publication that reports project findings within a year of receiving the funds. Awardees must meet all home university eligibility requirements for fellowship funding at the time of the award disbursement and have the approval of their graduate advisors and home departments. The California Immigration Research Initiative is a project hosted by the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UCSD in coordination with the Program on International Migration and the Center for Health Policy Research at UCLA, Center for Research on Immigration Population and Public Policy at UCI, Center for Latino Policy Research at UCB, and Immigration Research Group at UCR. Funding is provided by the University of California Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives. If you have any questions, please contact Prof. David FitzGerald at dfitzgerald@ucsd.edu

Graduate Fellows Program. Deadline: Monday, April 3 @ 5pm * The Institute for the Study of Societal Issues is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017-2018 Graduate Fellows Program. The Graduate Fellows Program is seeking applications from UC Berkeley doctoral students who have completed at least three years of graduate studies at Berkeley and are interested in contemporary issues related to processes of social change in U.S. cities. To read more about this program and to download an application, click here. In an expansion of the Graduate Fellows Program, the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues will provide funding for one additional UC Berkeley doctoral student who has completed at least three years of graduate studies and whose research concerns issues confronting Native Americans in the United States today. To read more about this program and to download an application, click here. All Fellows participate in a weekly training seminar and receive a yearly stipend of $10,000. Selected applicants with another fellowship or stipend of $18,000/year or more will receive a $5,000 stipend from GFP.  An application workshop will be held Thursday, March 9th from 12-1pm in the Duster Room, 2420 Bowditch. Attendance at the workshop is encouraged but not required.  Applications are due at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720-5670 before 5PM on Monday, April 3. For questions or additional information about the Graduate Fellows Program please contact Dr. David Minkus: minkus@berkeley.edu, 643-7539.  For questions or additional information about the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues fellowship, please contact Dr. Christine Trost: ctrost@berkeley.edu 643-7237.

2017-2018 Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Graduate Fellowship, from the Center for the Study of Law and Society: UC Berkeley doctoral students (PhD, JD, JSD) engaged in theoretically-informed, empirical research projects on law and law-related social institutions are invited to apply. Preference is given to students who will be in their third year or beyond during the Fellowship period. Ten (10) BELS Fellows will be selected.  For information about the program and to submit an application, go to https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/center-for-the-study-of-law-society/bels-fellows/ or email csls@law.berkeley.edu.  Applications will be accepted February 27 to April 7, 2017

NCFR, the National Council on Family Relations, offers a webcast on how to submit a proposal for a conference. While it’s specific to the NCFR annual meeting, the overall message is broadly applicable: 
https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-webinars/how-submit-conference-proposal-webcast. There is also a document they provided online with information about how to submit a proposal: https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-2017/submit-proposal/how-write-proposal-ncfr-annual-conference

Announcing a new Population Health blog and resources.  The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science recently launched a new blog focused on population health research, news, and commentary.  The IAPHS Forum features short posts on a weekly basis.  IAPHS also provides a current list of job, training, funding, conference, and other opportunities relevant to population health scientists on its Tools page, along with teaching and other resources.  Please contact info@iaphs.org if you would like to share an announcement or a resource; please contact forum@iaphs.org if you have an idea for a Forum post.

The Program for Public Consultation of the University of Maryland is now receiving applications for a paid training fellowship in researching public opinion on public policy. Fellows will participate in the full process of developing, fielding, analyzing, reporting on, and disseminating findings to the media and government, in-depth surveys of public opinion on current federal public policy issues.

The primary focus of the surveys will be the policies of the Trump administration.

Fellows are required to have at least a BA in journalism, or a social science degree with training in public policy and/or survey research. Fellowships will begin around April 1, 2017, will last from 9-12 months and will be full time. Monthly stipend will be $2,000.  For more information including how to apply contact rrobin@umd.edu

Upcoming workshops include R Graphics; Optical Character Recognition Software and so much more. On March 7, from 11-1, Dr. Tom Piazza will be teaching a class on weighting. Sign up for these and other workshops at Dlab. 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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