Population Science News

Weekly News – March 13, 2017


Wednesday, Feb 22, 12-1:10 PM. Jeremy Freese (Stanford University) will present, “The Problem of Causal Mutualisms, The Promise of Polygenic Scores, and the Pervasive Divergence of Human Lives.” 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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 5-6:30 p.m. “The Russian Challenge in the Next Four Years” Dr. Eugene Rumer, Senior Fellow and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Toll Room, Alumni House.

Wednesday, March 15, 12-1:10 PM. “Impact of the Zika Virus outbreak on Brazilian fertility” with Marcia Castro–CANCELLED due to inclement weather in the Northeast.   Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience

Monday, March 13, 12:30-2:30 PM.  “Fertility and the Great Recession: Crossing disciplinary boundaries of theory and data” with Doris Hannapi. 309 Sproul Hall. 

TODAY: Monday, March 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. “Epidemics and Conflict: Evidence from the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa” with Ada Gonzalez-Torres, European University Institute, Department of Economics. 223 Moses Hall
Monday, March 13 Fighting for Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond. Congresswoman Barbara Lee. 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

Monday March 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. Economic History: “Austerity and the Rise of the Nazi Party” Christopher M. Meissner, University of California, Davis. 639 Evans.

Tuesday March 14, 12:00pm–1:00pm. “Programs for “Under-Prepared” College Students: A Tale of Unintended Consequences” California Acceleration Project with Katie Hern, Chabot College and Myra Snell, Los Medanos. Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117.

Thursday, March 16, 2-3:30 PM. “Wages, Workers and Vacancy Durations: Evidence from Linked Data” with  Andreas Mueller, Columbia Business School. 

Thursday, March 16 | 5-7 p.m.  “Adaptation and Recovery after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes: A Smallholder Household Perspective” with Isha Ray and Robin Marsh.  Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room).

Friday March 17 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. “On a World Climate Assembly and the Social Cost of Carbon” Martin L. Weitzman, Harvard University. | 201 Giannini Hall.

Friday, March 17 1:10–2:30 p.m. “Gender, Prestige, and Productivity in Academic Hiring Networks and Career Trajectories” with Daniel Larremore, Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute. 190 Doe Library.

Friday, March 17 | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. 10th Annual Berkeley Haas Healthcare Conference: Building Bridges to Shape the Future of Healthcare. | Mission Bay Conference Center, Suite 251. 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158. This event includes Thursday and Saturday on different focal areas. For more information, visit: https://www.haashealthcareconference.org/

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


BIDS Data Science Fellow Program:  
Successful applicants will join our current cohort of fellows in helping advance data analysis in the research sciences. BIDS data science fellows are postdoctoral scholars, graduate student researchers, or staff with excellent credentials in their fields as well as strong interests in advancing data-intensive approaches with a community of like-minded individuals from across campus.  Each data science fellow will become part of and contribute to a growing ecosystem that brings together faculty, postdoctoral researchers, students, staff, and alumni to form a strong network that assists researchers in advancing data-analysis methods and inquiry, expanding and building new software and analytics tools, sharing best practices, and more. This year, for the first time, in addition to our open call for Moore/Sloan Data Science Environment fellows, we are introducing several opportunities where fellows can be additionally engaged in collaborations with our partner institutions, including the UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences; Lawrence Livermore National Lab; Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment; Biomedical Big Data Training Program; Clean Energy Research Center for Water-Energy Technologies; and Data Science Education Program. To learn more about our call for applicants, please visit our application page. https://bids.berkeley.edu/call-data-science-fellow-applications

B. Weiss Family Program Fund – Spring 2017 Call for Expressions of InterestNotify CEGA of interest in application: March 8, 2017. UCB CSS (Internal) Deadline: March 20, 2017, SPO (Internal) Deadline: March 22, 2017. Funder Deadline: March 30, 2017. Available Funding: $75,000 (faculty) or $40,000 (PhD students & postdocs). Download EOI Call: http://cega.berkeley.edu/assets/cega_opportunities/86/Weiss_Family_Fund_Spring_2017_Call_for_EOI.pdf. More information can be found here on the CEGA website. It is only open to researchers at Harvard, MIT, Boston University, UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Yale. The program is administered by CEGA, and the internal deadline for EOIs is March 20, 2017. In the past, Berkeley faculty and students have been quite successful in this competition (see all past Weiss Recipients here).

Leaders in Equitable Evaluation and Diversity (LEEAD) Program*, 
an Expanding the Bench® initiative led by The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Research, Evaluation, Evidence and Data (REED) Unit. LEEAD is an intensive, fast track program that consists of a semester of online-based evaluation coursework ongoing mentorship from established experts in evaluation; and a remote evaluation residency placement at a research organization, think tank, foundation or private firm. The evaluation pipeline-training program will be welcoming a new cohort of 20 LEEAD Scholars. We are seeking underrepresented minority scholars who have 4-8 years of experience in research and/or evaluation in criminal justice, public health, psychology, public policy, mental health, social psychology, sociology, economics, social work or related fields, with at least 3 years of that experience occurring post-doc. Email LEEAD2017@gmail.com for questions. TO APPLY CLICK HERE:  https://leead.workable.com. *Applications are due Friday, April 14th. * 

Supporting the Use of Administrative Data in Early Care and Education Research: Resource Series
: These three resources provide information to help state and territory child care administrators and their research partners use administrative data. The resources specifically focus on how to address policy-relevant early care and education research questions using administrative data. For full information, visit:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/supporting-use-administrative-data-early-care-education-research-resource-series 

Webinar: Banning the Box: The Labor Market Consequences of Bans on Criminal Record Screening in Employment Applications. March 22, 2017, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT More information

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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