Weekly News November 29, 2022

It’s a quiet week event-wise. I search for events I can bring to your attention in a variety of calendar but if you are giving a talk on campus, or elsewhere virtually, feel free to let me know and I’ll advertise it.
Events and announcements follow
Happy Hanukah!

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 29, 12-1 PM. Ethan Raker, “Extreme heat and racial health disparities at birth” | Zoom Meeting ID: 998 5935 0488 Password: DEMOG_BB. 

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 12:00 – 1:15 PM EST. David Rehkopf, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology and population health will present “Build back better for health equity: Lessons from the New Deal.” Virtual: pleaseREGISTER.

Canadian Population Society. 
Below is a link to the CALL FOR PAPERS from Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, Chair of the Organizing Committee for the upcoming meetings of the Canadian Population Society. Feel free to circulate among any potentially interested faculty/graduate students. CALL FOR PAPERS.

The 2022 American Causal Inference Conference, May 23, 2022 – May 25, 2022. ACIC is an interdisciplinary conference organized by UC Berkeley faculty, Maya Petersen, Mark van der Laan, and Alan Hubbard, designed to bring together researchers, students, and practitioners of causal inference with emphasis on theory, methodology, and application. Registration and pricing information will be announced soon. Refer to this page for the most updated information: CTML event page.

Monday, December 6 at 1 PM PST “Introduction to NIH Grants.” Register HERE. Most encouraged for advanced graduate students, postdocs, assistant professors and other researchers.

NBER Call for Papers – Aging, Cognitive Ability, and Decision-Making, April 1-2, 2022 — Lugano, Switzerland. To promote research on the links between aging, cognitive ability, and decision-making the Center for Economic and Political Research on Aging (CEPRA) and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) will host a workshop in Lugano, Switzerland, on April 1-2, 2022. The conference organizers welcome submissions of both empirical and theoretical research, and encourage submissions by scholars who are early in their careers, who are not NBER affiliates, and who are from groups that are underrepresented in the economics profession. Papers that have been accepted for publication and that will be published by April 2022 are not eligible for presentation. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by in late January, 2022. For full information, visit the conference website: https://www.nber.org/aging-cognitive-ability-and-decision-making. To be considered for inclusion on the program, papers or detailed abstracts, in PDF format, must be uploaded by midnight (EST) January 15, 2022 via the following link: http://conference.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=AHs22. CEPRA will cover the cost of local accommodations and an economy-class advance-purchase airfare to the conference for one author per paper. Participants are expected to stay for both days of the meeting. Questions may be addressed to confer@nber.org

Introducing the Community Demographic Model (CDM) Website. Join us for a webinar announcing the launch of the interactive Community Demographic Model website (cdm.popcouncil.org) and its applications for policy-relevant population modeling in relation to climate change. To learn more and register for a workshop to be held on Dec 1, 2021 10:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada), visit HERE.

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth
 seeks to deepen our understanding of how inequality affects economic growth and stability. To do so, we support research investigating the various channels through which economic inequality, in all its forms, may or may not impact economic growth and stability. Equitable Growth promotes efforts to increase diversity in the economics profession and across the social sciences. We recognize the importance of diverse perspectives in broadening and deepening research on the topics in this request for proposals. There are grants for established researchers, postdocs, grad students, as well as grants for dissertations. Deadline is January 26. To learn more, visit HERE.

NIH Measures and Methods to Advance Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities-Related Constructs (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). The purpose is to support research that will advance the measurement and methodology of complex constructs relevant to minority health and health disparities. For more information, read the FOA: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-072.html

Movie Night: “The Ants and the Grasshopper
,” which follows Anita Chitaya of Malawi as she travels across the United States to engage farmers, food justice advocates, and policymakers in conversations about climate change (with partial support from RWJF). Use the link and password to access the film between December 1-5, 2021:  Link: https://vimeo.com/592339196. Password: AGRWJF2021.  
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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