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Weekly News – March 11, 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 12-1:15 PM, “Determinants of Parental Leave-Taking: A Quasi-Experimental Study of San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance” with Will Dow. 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

Monday, March 11, 2-3:30 PM. “De-unionization, Labor Degradation and the Immigrant Threat Narrative” with Ruth Milkman (CUNY).  402 Barrows Hall.

March 11, 2019, 4 – 5:30 p.m. “Welfare effects of unconditional cash transfers: Experimental evidence from Kenya” with Ted Miguel. Evans Hall, room 648. 

Tuesday March 12 | 12-1 p.m. Meeting the needs of women of reproductive age with diabetes in the US: How can we best deliver care? With Cassondra Marshall, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health. | 5101 Berkeley Way West. 

March 14, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. “Is the Social Safety Net a Long-Term Investment? Large-Scale Evidence from the Food Stamps Program” with Hilary Hoynes. IRLE.

March 14 | 5-7 p.m. “Reconstructing South Asian Population History using Genetic Data” Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology. Stephens Hall 10 (ISAS Conf. Room).

March 14, 2019, 12 – 1:30 p.m. “The Labor Market Returns to Advanced Degrees” with Joe Altonji, Yale. Haas School of Business, room C325. 

March 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. “Community Colleges and Upward Mobility” with Jack Mountjoy, Princeton. 648 Evans Hall

March 15, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m., “Schooling and Political Activism in the Early Civil Rights Era” with Mark Borgschulte, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Evans 648. 


Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4-5:30 PM. American Opinion on Immigration: Implications for Policy. A Panel Discussion with Morris Levy, University of Southern California; Cecilia Mo, UC Berkeley; Cara Wong, University of Illinois; Moderated by Laura Stoker, UC Berkeley. Social Science Matrix Conference Room, 8th floor Barrows Hall. 

Tuesday, April 2 | 4:00-5:30pm “Cultural Capital, Systemic Exclusion and Bias in the Lives of Black Middle-Class Women: A Conversation.” Dawn Marie Dow, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley with moderator Amani Allen, Associate Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley.  Toll Room, Alumni House.

Friday, March 22 12-1:30 PM.  “Name Your Friends, but Only Five? The Importance of Censoring in Peer Effects Estimates Using Social Network Data” with Alan Griffith – University of Washington.  311 Wellman Hall.

Thursday April 18, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Social Science Fest/Matrix Open House.  Held at the Social Science Matrix, 820 Barrows Hall.  RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/HVjBG7Mm7AV1hXOO2

The Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD), a National Institute on Aging funded Alzheimer’s Disease-related Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR), announces a research career enrichment program involving seminar participation and mentoring in AD-relevant research. We invite applications from those interested in enhancing their knowledge of contextual factors in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Funds are available for investigator-initiated research projects that support the development of independent NIH-funded projects. Proposals with high likelihood of advancing research on ADRD disparities, especially among Arab Americans and Latinos, are particularly encouraged. Three proposals will be selected to receive funds of up to $30,000 for one year with the grant period beginning on July 1, 2019. It would be greatly appreciated if you could please distribute this announcement within your department and/or program. Please see the attached announcement for full details. Completed applications should be emailed as a single pdf attachment to mccfad.isr@umich.edu<mailto:mccfad.isr@umich.edu> by 11:59pm on April 16, 2019. If you have questions, contact me or mccfad.isr@umich.edu<mailto:mccfad.isr@umich.edu>.
MCCFAD website: https://mccfad.isr.umich.edu/home Announcement web page: https://mccfad.isr.umich.edu/about-mccfad/ad-rcmar/research-scientist-enrichment-program

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31) National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Deadline: 4/8/2019)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Deadline: 4/8/2019)


ICPSR Scholarships:  You know about the courses held in Michigan but did you know about the scholarships that waive the registration fee for four-week sessions? Here’s a list of possible opportunities for trainees at all levels of career: 
*Clogg Scholarship: Open to students pursuing a degree in Sociology
*Clubb Scholarship: Open to students pursuing a degree in Quantitative History or related fields
*Diversity Scholarship: Open to incoming and continuing graduate students from under-represented groups. Stipends available.
*Heitowit Scholarship: Open to students, faculty, and researchers from all disciplines who have previously attended a four-week session of the ICPSR Summer Program
*Scholarship for Political Science Research: Open to students pursuing a degree in Political Science
*Miller Scholarship: Open to pre-tenure scholars, assistant professors, and students conducting research on electoral/political behavior. Stipends available.
*Owen Scholarship: Open to students, pre-tenure scholars, assistant professors, and researchers from any academic discipline studying cross-national differences in education and teaching
*Scholarship for Public Administration, Public Policy, and Public Affairs: Open to students pursuing research in public administration, public policy, or public affairs
*Scholarship for Developmental, Child, and Family Psychology: Open to students pursuing research in developmental, child, or family psychology
*Scholarship for Education Research: Open to students pursuing research in education and related fields.
The application deadline for all 2019 ICPSR scholarships is Sunday, March 31, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit the ICPSR Summer Program Scholarships page.

UCSF-UC Berkeley joint meeting on Data Science for Advancing Population Health. A half-day UCSF-UC Berkeley joint meeting on April 22nd from 8:30am-Noon on Data Science for Advancing Population Health. Our goal for this meeting is to present a vision for population health data science for 2020 and beyond, and to catalyze population health collaborations across UCSF and UCB. We have a window to expand the work we are doing in population health and health equity across the UCs and California and the collaborative meeting between our two institutions (and our partners) would be a great way to jumpstart this effort.  Registration will be required for attendance and space is limited. A link to the registration page will be available soon. Any questions, contact Lauren Goldstein at lhg@berkeley.edu.

Call for Papers: Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries. The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Experimental Social Science Laboratory (Xlab) have extended the deadline for this year’s Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) at UC Berkeley on May 30-31, 2019. Submit by Thursday, March 14th at 11:59 pm PT. SEEDEC 2019 will feature keynote addresses by Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley) and Pam Jakiela (University of Maryland). 

CEGA: convening on the causes and consequences of poverty CEGA’s Psychology and Economics of Poverty (PEP) Collaborative is excited to host its second annual convening on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at UC Berkeley. We invite faculty and graduate students from the disciplines of psychology and economics to share research that advances our understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty. By merging insights from the traditionally independent fields of social and developmental psychology, behavioral economics, and public policy, we aim to explore how scarcity and uncertainty affects cognition as well as mental health, beliefs, aspirations, and economic decision-making. Building on the momentum from our inaugural event, the convening will highlight exciting new research while strengthening a growing, interdisciplinary community of practice in this space. Please indicate your interest in speaking at and/or attending the event by completing the short form on our event page (click on the orange “register now” button). Contact Dustin Marshall(dmarsh1231@berkeley.edu) with any questions. 

2019 Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries (SEEDEC) at UC Berkeley on Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st. This year’s Symposium will feature keynote addresses by Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley) and Pam Jakiela (University of Maryland). We invite submissions of papers involving economic lab experiments in low- and middle-income countries, or with clear lessons for LMICs (this does not include field-based randomized controlled trials). Note that the original deadline has been extended: Please submit your full paper and supporting materials (optional) below no later than March 14th, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT. Successful applicants will be notified by March 31st, 2019. For more information, visit https://cega.berkeley.edu/event/seedec-2019/

2019 Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research. 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.

Workshop “Sex and Gender Differences in Aging”
“Sex and Gender Differences in Aging”to be held June 6 and 7, 2019 in Marina del Rey, CA, there will be travel awards available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators-in-training. Those selected will participate in a special session at the meeting that will focus on career development. Successful applicants will be from institutions with at least one NIA supported center (e.g. RCMARs), and who have demonstrated translational or multidisciplinary interests in aging related to the workshop topic. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by Monday, April 1, 2019. See https://www.rccn-aging.org/assets/uploads/default/2019-RCCN-Workshop-2-Travel-awards.pdf 

The Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health, July 10-13, 2019 in Oakland & Berkeley, CA is an event that has gained national and international recognition, since it is one of the few academic spaces dedicated to present and analyze in deep the interrelation between migration, the health of migrants and global health. Who should attend: Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and professionals working with or interested in migrant communities. For more information, visit https://www.eiseverywhere.com/website/1287/.

Training – Holding Space: A Toolkit for Partners in Tribal Research, March 29, 2019, 9 AM – 5 PM, the University of Arizona.  An interactive session covering content from a new toolkit designed to strengthen tribal-academic research partnerships. To register: http://bit.ly/holding-space329. For more information: www.ncai.org/policy-research-center/initiatives/projects/narch.

Older People Working Longer, Earning More, March 20, 2019, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT. By 2030, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that one in every five residents will be older than age 65. What do we know about older workers’ labor market participation and earnings today? Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) tell us that the percentage of employed older people has increased during the past two decades, and these older workers are earning more now than in previous years. Presenter: James Spletzer, Economist, U.S. Census Bureau. To register, visithttps://www.addevent.com/event/Fe3162870.               

NIA Webinar: “(Almost) everything you wanted to know about NIA funding but were afraid to ask” on Tuesday, March 26. Read the full blog post for more information.

NIH Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Paper Competition – Submission Period Now Open. The submission period is now open for the Early Stage Investigators (ESI, within 10 years of their terminal degree) paper competition. ESIs will be able to submit one research article meeting the following criteria:
*The first author of the paper is an Early Stage Investigator (as of the deadline for this paper competition submission), defined by the NIH as someone who has completed their terminal research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, whichever date is later, within the past 10 years and who has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH independent research award.
*The article was published or accepted and in-press between 01/01/18 and 12/31/18.
*The article involves original research published in a peer-review journal. (Note: conceptual, review, or meta-analysis papers are not eligible for this competition).
Submission link: https://mwr.obssr.od.nih.gov/ContestantThe submission deadline is Sunday, March 31, 2019.

The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES (NCCR LIVES) encourages early career scholars to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2019. A sum of 2000 € will be granted to the winner. In addition to the award, the winner will be invited to present the awarded paper at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference and will have her/his travelling expenses, conference and hotel fees (up to 3 nights) covered. The submission deadline is 31 May 2019. To apply to the grant, please use the following link: www.lives-nccr.ch/en/award

Help us improve IPUMS by completing our annual user survey. User feedback has always been an important part of the data life cycle at IPUMS. Thank you in advance for sharing your comments! While we’re sharing ideas on how to help IPUMS, do you have any new citations for our bibliography? Our funders want to know about all the cool things you do with IPUMS data. Let us know about dissertations, journal articles, research reports, fact sheets, infographics, and other publications. Submit new work through the bibliography or send the information to ipums@umn.edu.

IRLE 2019-2020 Graduate Fellows Program provides an interdisciplinary research and training environment as a complement to, and resource for, graduate programs in the social sciences and professional schools, and is currently seeking applications for the 2019-2020 academic year from doctoral students who are interested in substantive issues related to contemporary processes of social change in U.S. cities. The GFP is open to all UC Berkeley graduate students in good standing who have completed at least three years of graduate studies. Deadline is April 1, 2019. For more information, visit https://issi.berkeley.edu/Graduate_Fellows_Program

IRLE Dissertation Fellowship 2019-2020

Apply for IRLE’s Dissertation Fellowship by March 22. IRLE offers a $15,000 stipend, plus in-state tuition and fees to UC Berkeley students nearing completion of a dissertation related to IRLE’s mission.

The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES (NCCR LIVES) encourages early career scholars to apply to the LIVES Best Paper Award 2019. A sum of 2000 € will be granted to the winner. In addition to the award, the winner will be invited to present the awarded paper at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference and will have her/his travelling expenses, conference and hotel fees (up to 3 nights) covered. The submission deadline is 31 May 2019. To apply to the grant, please use the following link: www.lives-nccr.ch/en/award

Dr. Tom Piazza to give course on sampling and weighting. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th, from 1pm to 3pm. The link to sign up is: https://dlab.berkeley.edu/training/weighting-data-1D-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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