Weekly News November 1, 2021

The Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) is reminding faculty supported by NIH grants that you will have to report any foreign support (not necessarily financial) in the Other Support document, beginning January 25.  Your RA will help with this requirement but do be prepared to declare anything (which could be, say, access to data, or office space while on sabbatical).  For more information, view SPO’s page: https://rac.berkeley.edu/foreign_influence/nih.html

Campus IT has asked people to hold off on updating their Apple and Microsoft systems. So if you use your computer for accessing campus systems, the newest updates might render the systems not quite usable.  This does NOT refer to security patches – keep downloading those – it just refers to upgrades from Windows 10 to 11, or for macOS 12 Monterey.  

Finally, I’ll be holding a zoom workshop “Introduction to NIH Grants” on Monday, December 6 at 1 PM PST.  Register HERE. Most encouraged for advanced graduate students, postdocs, assistant professors and other researchers.

Events and announcements follow.
Be well,


We are hosting virtual and/or hybrid talks this semester. Assume virtual unless noted otherwise. All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted. 

*The Population Sciences events calendar can be found here: https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/popsci.html.
*View past talks on our Population Sciences channel. The Brown Bag talks have been organized into playlists: http://bit.ly/2kZvaME.

Wednesday, November 3, 12-1 PM. René Flores University of Chicago. “Changes of Ethnic Identification in Contemporary Mexico”| Zoom Meeting ID: 998 5935 0488 Password: DEMOG_BB. 

Wednesday November 3 | 12:10-1:15 p.m “On Friendships, Measurement, and Networks” with Kelci Harris, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria. Zoom:https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95127473675

Wednesday, November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. Paul Cohen, Rockefeller University: “Links between Obesity and Comorbid Diseases and How to Break Them.” This is a virtual seminar. To obtain the event link, please email majabeen@berkeley.edu

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 2:10 – 3:30 p.m., “Equilibrium Effects of Pay Transparency” with Zoe Cullen, Harvard. 648 Evans. View event details.

Thursday, November 4, 2021, 2 p.m. Pacific Time. Citrin Center – The 2020 Census and the Future of America. Speakers: Richard Alba, The Graduate Center, City University of New York | Rodney Hero, Arizona State University | Jennifer L. Hochschild, Harvard University | Karthick Ramakrishnan, UC Riverside | Moderated by: Gabriel Lenz, UC Berkeley. Register here: https://berkeley.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_67NHmYS0T0uZ9bN-R8jF5A

November 11, 5 – 6:30pm EST.  Princeton University presents: State of the Nation – Part 3 – The State of Hispanic America. Speakers: Jose Antonio Vargas, Noreen Goldman, Douglas Massey, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Ali Valenzuela and Patricia Fernández-Kelly.- Register in advance https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_reER_WWiQae3EX6CTnyhqg

Monday, November 8th | 12:15 – 1:30 pm Central Time. Population Dynamics Branch: COVID Research and Data Barnraiser. Virtual Panel Discussion: From 12:15pm to 1:30pm join us virtually for a moderated panel discussion on “Population Causes and Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic.” | Zoom Link with Mark Bellemare, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota; Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota; Alyssa Morris, Psychology, University of Southern California; Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Sociology, University of Minnesota; and Moderator: Claire Kamp Dush, Sociology, University of Minnesota. Learn more and sign up on our website. 

Wednesday, November 10th, 2pm. IRLE Labor Center Immigration Policy Panel, with Labor Center researchers Dr. Nari Rhee, Laurel Lucia, Pam Egan, and Enrique Lopezlira will share their work on immigration and immigration policy. Register here.

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 4:00 – 5:30pm Eastern. “Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: Impact on Diverse Communities.” Virtual via Zoom. Agenda: Community Perspectives on Dementia; Overview of Aging, Memory Loss & Dementia; Health Disparities in Dementia. Register: https://tinyurl.com/Nov18Seminar.

Campus Funding Opportunities: 
I often get asked about sources funding other than external grants or our Population Sciences pilot grants (CEDA and BPC). With thanks to BRDO, I now am aware of this SPO website: https://spo.berkeley.edu/links/uc.html. Please notice while it has quite a few possibilities (be sure to scroll down), it is not comprehensive. Our grants are not listed; there must be others omitted as well. Obviously most are not relevant, and some are for faculty, others for grad students, etc. but there are a number of possibilities. 

At the Movies: First Time Home – a movie about indigenous Triqui tribe immigrants produced by Seth Holmes – Screening at the Portland Film Festival, Online now through November 8. Click here to watch.

Be sure to check the D-lab calendar at the website, dlab.berkeley.edu. D-Lab offers training, individual consulting and data services for the UC Berkeley community – faculty to undergrads. Be sure to check the D-lab calendar at the website, 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. 

Migration Mailing List
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI.berkeley.edu) is a research center for the study of immigrants and immigration. BIMI has a mailing list which is where a good deal of immigration and migration announcements are posted, and only some of that material is posted on the PopSciences Weekly News. Sign up for it with this link

School of Public Health Mailing List
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.– 
The POPSCIENCES listserv is an announcements list for affiliates of the Berkeley Population Center, the Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging, the Bixby Population Center and other interested parties. Archives are available by visiting the Group page (see below). Only the List Managers can post, but we accept submissions for possible publication. UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students should be able to subscribe via Google Groups. For any submissions, requests for subscribing or posts, questions, contact the list administrator, Leora Lawton, llawton@berkeley.edu.

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