Population Science News

Weekly News – May 1, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Emily Marshall (Franklin and Marshall College), “Measuring Cultural Models and Contraceptive Use Among Young US Women.” 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room. Cookies, coffee and tea served.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Emily Marshall (Franklin and Marshall College), “Measuring Cultural Models and Contraceptive Use Among Young US Women.” 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room. Cookies, coffee and tea served.
Brown Bag talks are recorded and posted on the Berkeley Population Sciences vimeo channel, https://vimeo.com/berkeleypopscience.

Thursday, May 4, 12-1:30 PM. “Survival of the Fittest: the Impact of the Minimum Wage on Restaurant Closures” with Dara Lee Luca, Mathematica Policy Research; Michael Luca, Harvard Business School. 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room. 

Thursday May 4, 2017, 4:10 – 6 p.m., Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: ““Unions and inequality over the twentieth century: New evidence from survey data” with Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton. Haas School of Business, room C325 Cheit Hall View event details: http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/econ.html?event_ID=108497

Thursday, May 4. Talk with reception to follow: 5-7 p.m. The Next 82 Years: Faculty and Students Confronting Existential Challenges” with Prof. Malcolm Potts. Available on Livestream.150 University Hall, UC Berkeley.

Friday, May 5, 9am-4pm. The 2006 Immigration Protests – A decade later. This mini-conference will evaluate the legacies of the 2006 marches and the current immigrant rights movement in the United StatesThe mini-conference will be held at the Institute for Research on Labor & Employment (2521 Channing Way). Lunch and coffee will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to register here so that we can ensure that we have enough food on hand. The link will additionally take you to the full conference schedule.

Thursday, May 11, 6-7:30 PM. Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, And The Revival Of The Labor Movement. Book talk with Jonathan Rosenblum. Download the event flyer.Space is limited; please register for the event. IRLE: 2521 Channing Ave.

8th annual UC International Migration Conference on May 13th (cosponsored by the California Immigration Research Initiative and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. You can access the detailed schedule and RSVP here: http://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/undocu2017

SPO News – Announcing PHOEBE Search: When was my proposal submitted? What is the status of my award? Who should I contact at SPO to find out what is happening with my award? Can you give me a list of all my proposals and awards? Can you give me a copy of the proposal I had funded by the XYZ Foundation back in 2015? I need to see my award terms, can you give me a copy of my award? What proposals do I have pending? Funded? These are typical questions that a PI might ask before, during, or after submitting a proposal. Is now have a tool to find out the answers to these questions—Phoebe Search. Phoebe Search is different from Phoebe Proposal Development; Phoebe Proposal Development is used to approve proposals and route these proposals to SPO/IAO. Phoebe Search a tool that Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs can use to see all the UC Berkeley proposals and awards that include their name as a PI or CoPIs. PIs also can see a personalized list of their support staff associated with proposals and awards. This list can include names, phone numbers, and email for Pre-Award Administrators, Research Administrators (post-award), CSS RA Supervisors, SPO Officers, IAO Officers, and the contact for Phoebe system and technical issues. PIs associated with multiple units will see names for each unit.-PI. A quick guide to using Phoebe Search can now be found at: http://rac.berkeley.edu/phoebe/search_pi.html

5th International Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration and the Environment. Attendees are welcome to either present a paper or participate as a panel member/observer. The summer session will be held 3 and 4 August 2017 at St Anne’s College, Oxford, U.K. Alternately, you may prefer to attend the 6th International meeting that takes place 7 and 8 December at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Conference Oxford has hundreds of affordable bedrooms in Oxford colleges available, offering splendid views of college quadrangles and gardens. Further accommodation information can be found here. https://www.oxford-population-and-environment-symposium.com/venue/travel-and-lodging/. Keynote speaker – David Coleman, Emeritus Professor of Demography; Associate Fellow, Department of Social Policy, University of Oxford. We welcome papers that take an interdisciplinary view of the main themes of the conference: world population increase, human migration and environmental sustainability. The Symposium seeks to cover a broad agenda that includes disciplines such as economics, education, environmental studies, agriculture, law, political science, religion, and social studies. Topics for presentation may reach beyond these areas; our website contains an extensive list of suggested topics. Participant abstracts will be published online in the conference proceedings. Papers presented at the meeting will be subsequently peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in Symposium Books or sponsored academic journals. Abstracts due July 10. Visit the website for more information:https://www.oxford-population-and-environment-symposium.com/

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, October 5-7, 2017. Cleveland, Ohio. Theme: “Use Sociology.” Open to academics, policy, program and project leaders, business, health care and government professionals who use sociology, the meeting will be a point of mutual learning and growth among practitioners in the field and professionals challenged with building systems for human improvement. Other disciplines are welcome to share their strategies, projects, policies and programs for improving the human condition. This is a chance to move beyond the “Sociological Imagination” to “Sociological Creativity.” Not just “papers,” conference organizers seek innovation and creativity in content and presentation form.Posters submissions are welcomed that highlight research, applied student projects, information about community based resources and activities, and more. AACS has a reputation as a student-friendly conference for both undergraduates and graduate students, featuring student problem solving and paper competitions. Professional development pre-conference (Thursday afternoon) workshops will be included in the conference registration fee. Deadline: May 15, 2017. For more information, visit: http://www.aacsnet.net/ and explore the Conferences tab.

O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium on October 26-27, 2017 at University of Maryland, College Park. We invite social science papers or presentations related to the following themes: (a) Research on any topic that includes open scholarship components. This may entail a demonstration case showing how to do an open scholarship project, providing data and code for results, working with collaborators, or other examples of open scholarship in practice. (b) Research about open scholarship itself. This may include mechanisms for making data and code public, workflow processes, publication considerations, citation metrics, or the tools and methods of open scholarship; and (c) Research about replication and transparency. This includes both replication studies and research about replication and reproducibility issues. Travel stipends of $1,000 will be available to a limited number of presenters. Submissions are due by June 1, 2017. Visit https://socy.umd.edu/centers/socarxiv-o3s-conference for details. Contact: socarxiv@gmail.com

The BLS Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) Program 
is pleased to announce the 2017 CE Survey Methods Symposium and Microdata Users’ Workshop, to be held in Washington, DC, July 18-21, 2017. 
The July 18 CE Survey Methods Symposium is a full-day event featuring presentations from Federal, nonprofit, and private sector organizations on methodological developments and outcomes specifically related to CE’s ongoing redesign initiative, but of general interest to all methodologists. The topics include incentives, respondent record use, online diaries, and data quality. The Symposium agenda is available here
The July 19 – 21 CE Microdata Users’ Workshop provides an opportunity for CE data users to receive hands-on training and access to CE microdata experts. The agenda includes internal and external presentations, as well as interactive practical training sessions. The structure of the three-day workshop provides an opportunity for attendees to engage with others who share an interest in learning more about using CE microdata. 
Registration is free. The registration form is available here, and of course feel free to contact the event staff for additional information. 

MAY 15-19, 2017, 1-5 P.M., Fellowship/Grant-Writing Boot Camp. In this week-long boot camp, graduate students will have the opportunity to spend concentrated blocks of time writing their fellowship/grant applications and to receive feedback from their peers. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. To preregister for the Fellowship/Grant-Writing Boot Camp, please go to https://berkeley.wufoo.com/forms/svuo2mb0pqyit4/. 309 SPROUL HALL

SPH-sponsored grant-writing workshop: May 9, 12:30pm-1:30pm. 401 University Hall. “Rigor and reproducibility: What does it mean for my proposal?” with Jennifer Ahern, Associate Dean of Research, SPH.

Berkeley Research Development Office workshop schedule for this spring. All sessions in 177 Stanley, 11:30am-12:30pm.
May 4   Session 5 Finding Research Funding
May 11   Session 6 Scientific Writing
May 18   Office hours/Consultations

Respondent Incentives: 
Do you ever consider gift cards for respondent incentives? Here are some options with comments in parentheses about the experience, that is, whether positive or negative.

1.    Tango Card (https://www.tangocard.com/) (4 positive, recommended contact Brian@tangocard.com)

2.    Starbucks.com (2 positive)

3.    All Digital Rewards (https://alldigitalrewards.com/ or contact Gina Genette ginag@alldigitalrewards.com) (1 positive)

4.    Swift Prepaid (http://www.swiftprepaid.com/ or call Joe Kooima, 847-325-6760) (1 positive)

5.    Amazon.com (2 negative, 3 positive)

6.    VirtualIncentives.com (1 negative, 1 positive)

7.    Walmart.com (1 negative). 

RRR (Dead Week) programs include:
R FUN!damentals (4 Parts)
Tue, May 2 thru Fri, May 5 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Stata FUN!damentals (4 Parts)
Tue, May 2 thru Fri, May 5 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Python FUN!damentals (4 Parts)
Tue, May 2 thru Fri, May 5 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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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