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Weekly News – March 4, 2019

Wednesday March 6, 12-1:10 PM. “The Lost Generation? Scarring After the Great Recession,” with Jesse Rothstein. 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 4, 2-3:30pm. “Violence and Urban Inequality after the Crime Decline” with Patrick Sharkey, in 402 Barrows Hall.

Wednesday March 6, 12-1:10 PM. “The Lost Generation? Scarring After the Great Recession,” with Jesse Rothstein. 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 4, 2-3:30pm. “Violence and Urban Inequality after the Crime Decline” with Patrick Sharkey, in 402 Barrows Hall.

Monday, March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. “Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia.” Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago. | 648 Evans Hall.  

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

Tuesday March 5, 2019, 3:30pm to 8:00pm. Data-intensive research: a workshop/dinner event for underrepresented undergraduates – BIDS Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. 190 Doe Library. Register and learn more here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events/data-intensive-research

Wednesday March 6, 4-5:30 p.m. “The Impacts of Hospital Delivery Practices on Infant Health” David Card. 648 Evans Hall.

Thursday, March 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. “Rethinking the Benefits of Youth Employment Programs: The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs” Sara Heller, University of Michigan, 648 Evans Hall

Friday, March 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. “The Accuracy, Fairness, and Limits of Predicting Recidivism [using data science]”, with Hany Farid (who is now at Dartmouth and will be joining the I-School and EECS faculty this summer).  107 South Hall

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

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).

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. 

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

International Women’s Day event in Hayward. OASIS Initiative’s Director for Girls Programming and Evaluation, Daniel Perlman, will be presenting on girls’ Safe space clubs in northern Nigeria. Friday, March 8, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street, 2nd Floor, Hayward, CA 94541.  For more information, visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-womens-day-eden-area-celebration-tickets-55027679270

41st IATUR CONFERENCE:            The next conference of the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) is 10-12 July 2019 at American University in Washington, DC. A short abstract is all that is needed to submit.  Their early deadline for a quick review is by March 10, 2019, but if you cannot make that deadline they have a second deadline of May 10, 2019.  Information on the conference, topics, and submitting abstracts can be found here.

The American Evaluation Association (AEA) is now accepting session proposal submissions for Evaluation 2019, taking place November 11 – 16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Climate Change, Human Migration and Health: Integrating social and environmental data to accelerate innovative science, University of Colorado Boulder, May 20-21, 2019. During this 2-day conference, Day 1 will open with inspirational speakers reviewing innovations, challenges and needs in socio-ecological data integration with a focus on climate change as related to migration and human health. Afternoon research panels and a poster reception will provide important empirical examples. Day 2 will offer flash research sessions as well as topically-focused working groups aimed to set research agendas, build collaborations, and/or work toward high-impact scientific publications. Applications are required to ensure adequate space and to identify key thematic areas for working groups. Limited funds are available to support travel expenses. In your submission, please include your CV and describe your interest in the conference including its relation to your research agenda or interests. If interested in presenting your research, please also include an extended abstract. Also please note if funding is required. Participants and presenters will be selected based on research alignment with conference objectives, quality of abstract. Attention will also be paid to maintaining a diversity of representation by discipline, geography, career stage and socio-demographics. Submit materials by March 18th, decisions will be made by March 22nd; send to CUPC Program Manager: Marisa.Seitz@colorado.edu.  Questions? CUPC Director: Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu 

MSCA Fellow – Demography of historical influenza pandemics 2019, Oslo Metropolitan University, Externally funded research projects. Call for Expression of Interest for mutual application under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship scheme. OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is Norway’s third largest university, with more than 20,000 students and over 2000 employees. We conduct research in areas that are important for welfare and value creation, for instance health, education, social sciences, technology and design. OsloMet has an academic stimulating environment with a variety of welfare schemes.  The Centre for Welfare and Labour Research (SVA) consists of Work Research Institute (AFI), Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR), and Consumption Research Norway (SIFO). We hereby invite top-class researchers of any nationality, at any stage in their career after having obtained a PhD degree, for the study of social determinants or consequences of the 1918-20 “Spanish flu” pandemic or other historical influenza pandemics to apply for a EU-funded Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF-2019) to conduct research at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University for a period of 2 years. The topic is timely aligned with the centenary of the 1918-20 pandemic in 2018-20. For more information, visit HERE.

Introduction to Social Network Analysis. Taught by Dr. Stephen Borgatti. May 3-4, 2019, Philadelphia. This 2-day intensive workshop provides an introduction to doing research on social networks. The course is very hands-on, emphasizing mastering the software and using the concepts and methods to answer research questions. It also covers use of network analysis in applied settings such as management consulting and criminology. We will use the UCINET software package. Register before April 3 to receive early registration pricing. Click here for seminar details and registration information. Contact us at info@statisticalhorizons.com.

Network Modeling for Epidemics, Summer short course at the University of Washington
12-16 August, 2019. Network Modeling for Epidemics (NME) is a 5-day short course at the University of Washington that provides an introduction to stochastic network models for infectious disease transmission dynamics, with a focus on empirically based modeling of HIV transmission. It is a ”hands-on” course, using the EpiModel software package in R (www.epimodel.org). EpiModel provides a unified framework for statistically based modeling of dynamic networks from empirical data, and simulation of epidemic dynamics on these networks. It has a flexible open-source platform for learning and building several types of epidemic models: deterministic compartmental, stochastic individual-based, and stochastic network models. Resources include simple models that run in a browser window, built-in generic models that provide basic control over population contact patterns, pathogen properties and demographics, and templates for user-programmed modules that allow EpiModel to be extended to the full range of pathogens, hosts, and disease dynamics for advanced research. This course will touch on the deterministic and individual-based models, but its primary focus is on the theory, methods and application of network models. For more information, visit http://statnet.github.io/nme/

The IRLE Dissertation Fellowship provides funding for doctoral students writing dissertations relating to IRLE’s mission. IRLE is an interdisciplinary institute at the University of California, Berkeley that promotes better understanding of the conditions, policies, and institutions that affect the well-being of workers and their families and communities. We inform public debate with hard evidence about inequality, the economy, and the nature of work. IRLE supports promising scholars from departments across the Berkeley campus. For more information, visit: http://irle.berkeley.edu/opportunities/students/dissertation-fellowship/

ISSI Graduate Fellows Program is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Graduate Fellows Program. They are currently seeking applications 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. The GFP is committed to diversity in graduate education and the academy more broadly. Students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education (such as African American, Native American and Latinx/Chicana/o) are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, visit:https://issi.berkeley.edu/Graduate_Fellows_Program

The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) has 6 award opportunities for members of the organization, described below. To be eligible, individuals are required to be current members of the organization.  Self nominations are acceptable. Award winners are recognized at the annual meeting.  More info here.

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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