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Weekly News – February 4, 2019

Wednesday February 6, 12-1:10 PM. Demography Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont Ave. Coffee and cookies served.
To view past brown bag presentations: http://www.vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience.
For the Spring 2019 brown bag schedule: https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/popsci.html.

Wednesday February 6, 12-1:10 PM. Demography Seminar Room, 2232 Piedmont Ave. Coffee and cookies served.
To view past brown bag presentations: http://www.vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience.
For the Spring 2019 brown bag schedule: https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/popsci.html.

Tuesday, February 5, 12-1 p.m. “Wikipedia-editing in health professional schools: an emerging global movement” Amin Azzam, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health. | 5101 Berkeley Way West.

Tuesday February 5 | 6-8 p.m. “Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era with Marion Nestle” | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center. RSVP Recommended.

Wednesday, February 6 | 4:00 pm. “Understanding Mexican and US Domestic Worker Movements” with Chris Tilly, UCLA. IRLE, 2521 Channing Way

Feb 8 2:00 – 3:00 PM. “A planet-scale playground for data scientists – Google Maps Earth” Luiz André Barroso and Matt Hancher, Google. 190 Doe Library (BIDS).

Friday February 08, 2019, 12:00pm – 1:30pm. “Border Walls” with Melanie Morten, Stanford University, ARE Friday Seminar Series. 639 Evans Hall. RSVP Required: RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu.

February 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. “Health Insurance, Tax Incentives, and Mortality: Evidence from a Large Field Experiment” Jacob Goldin, Stanford Law School. | 597 Evans Hall

FEBRUARY 11 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM “Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital” with Kimberly Clausing, Reed College. Discussants: Irene Bloemraad and Gabriel Zucman. Register here. IRLE, 2521 Channing.

Tuesday, March 5, 12:40 – 2 PM. “The Historical Roots of Racial Health Disparities” with Marcella Alsan. Berkeley Way West, room 1205.

The Cannell Fund in Survey Methodology supports research related to the interaction between interviewers and respondents in the survey interview. The application deadline for 2019 awards is Friday, March 29, 2019. Details about the fund, descriptions of previous awards, and the application process can be found at: https://isr.umich.edu/fellowships-awards/charles-cannell-fund-in-survey-methodology/

The Michigan Center for African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR) is pleased to announce its 2019 Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research. The workshop will take place June 12-14, 2019 at the Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University. Drs. Peter A. Lichtenberg, Louis A. Penner and Keith E. Whitfield are the workshop facilitators. For details and application see https://mcuaaar.wayne.edu/workshops. Questions, email Carol Talbott at ctalbott@wayne.edu or Minti Henderson at minti@umich.edu. Application deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019.

EAIS 8th Annual Conference on Israel Studies, 8-10 September 2019, Charles University, Prague. The European Association of Israel Studies is pleased to announce that the 8th Annual Conference will take place from Sunday, 8 September to Tuesday, 10 September 2019 at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague. For more details on the conference, please visit our website. The EAIS has now released the Call For Papers, which can be found online. In a departure from previous EAIS Annual Conference calls we have published, we would like to invite EAIS members to propose, in the first instance, titles for panels which they are happy to chair and / or on which they are happy to present a paper. These panel proposals may include a confirmed list of presenters, or simply a panel title which, if approved by the EAIS Annual Conference Selection Committee, would be made available for other prospective presenters to join with a relevant paper. The deadline for panel proposals is: 24 February 2019. Once the panel titles have been confirmed, we will invite you to submit your paper proposals relating to one or more of the panels. If you have any queries or questions related to the conference, please get in touch.

Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) is an NSF-funded initiative. Investigators propose survey experiments to be fielded using a nationally representative Internet platform via NORC’s AmeriSpeak® Panel. In an effort to enable younger scholars to field larger-scale studies than what TESS normally conducts, we are fielding a Special Competition for Young Investigators. While anyone can submit at any time through TESS’s regular proposal mechanism, this Special Competition is limited to graduate students and individuals who are no more than 3 years post-PhD (PhD must have been received in 2016 or after). Winning projects will be allowed to be fielded at a size up to twice the usual budget as a regular TESS study. Individuals can submit only one solo or co-authored submission for the special competition.) The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2019. Full details about the competition are available HERE or at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.tessexperiments.org_yic.html&d=DwIDaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=GGvMnQ-CG5KX-W-_x7kbahtkcwt7BEuoTiic72hjzew&m=87o7ZwgAuXy-9MwdLaOpmbK_4g49RXc3aBQs4HkNAaE&s=Vby0-if_wpb8za3kItAhGMUlXswyfxY-fn-C9NXlJUU&e=. This page includes information about what is required of proposals and how to submit, and should be reviewed by anyone entering the competition.

IPUMS USA is pleased to share the release of new data from IPUMS USA. An updated version of the 1940 Census full count file is now available.
*Three county variables have new names. COUNTY is now COUNTYICP, COUNTYFIPS is now COUNTYFIP, and NHGISJOIN is now COUNTYNHG. See this blog post for more details.
*New and expanded migration and place-of-work variables that use 2010-based boundaries are now available.
*Corrections were made to counties that are identified in COUNTYICP and COUNTYFIP.
More details about this release can be found on our revisions page.

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. They will have pre-semester intensives, so be sure to check out the calendar.

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.

Tue$day Top Tip$ for SPH Research is a listserv with research funding opportunities and other information pertinent to public health researchers who are not necessarily population researchers. To subscribe, write to Dr. Lauren Goldstein, lhg@berkeley.edu.

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