Weekly News September 6, 2022

This Wednesday, September 7th, we are very excited to host Kristen Harknett for our next Brown Bag Lunch of the semester. Dr. Harkett, a Professor in the Department of Social Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, will present her work on “The Shift Project: Harnessing Social Media to Monitor Low-Wage Work, Worker Health, COVID Mitigation Efforts, and More.” Her talk is in person, from 12pm-1pm, so do come to the Seminar Room (310), Social Sciences Building, if you are able. Zoom is also an option. See event details.  

The NIH is offering a variety of programs designed to help researchers early in their careers. If this relates to you, you may explore your options and get application advice directly from the NIH experts by taking part in a multi-presentation and discussion on Navigating Early Career Funding Opportunities on September 15, 2022, from 1-3:30pm EST. Learn more and register.

All the best,



All times are Pacific unless otherwise noted.

September 7 | 12pm-1pm | UC Berkeley Demography Brown Bag Colloquium | In person and virtual event with Kristen Harknett, Professor in the Department of Social Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco. The title of Dr. Harknett’s talk is, “The Shift Project: Harnessing Social Media to Monitor Low-Wage Work, Worker Health, COVID Mitigation Efforts, and More.” Location: Room 310, Social Sciences Building. Zoom Meeting ID: 934 6654 8260 Password: DEMOG_BB. More details.

September 9 | 1pm-2:30pm | Social Science Matrix Authors Meet Critics Event Series | In person and livestreamed. Join on Friday, September 9 for a discussion on The Government of Emergency: Vital Systems, Expertise, and the Politics of Security, by Stephen Collier, Professor in the UC Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning, and Andrew Lakoff, Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. This new book explores how experts and officials approach challenges like pandemics and cyberattacks as catastrophic risks. The authors will be joined in conversation by Cathryn Carson, Chair of the UC Berkeley Department of History, and Michael Watts, Class of ‘63 and Chancellor’s Professor of Geography Emeritus at UC Berkeley. The panel will be moderated by Aihwa Ong, Professor Emerita at UC Berkeley. More details and register here.

September 9 | 4pm-5pm | Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) | Online and at UC Berkeley | ‘Information and Uncertainty in Data Science’ Discussion Forum. This Forum meets biweekly for open discussions about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. Hosted by BIDS Faculty Affiliate Gerald Friedland, this group facilitates academic discourse on the practical use of fundamental concepts across a wide variety of research disciplines, and strives for clarity and understanding using real-world scenarios, visual examples, cutting edge questions and unique perspectives. All members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities. Learn more.


Census Invites Papers Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) for Virtual Conference. The U.S. Census Bureau invites submissions on research using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) for a virtual SIPP conference on February 8-9, 2023. SIPP is a nationally representative longitudinal survey that provides comprehensive information on the dynamics of income, employment, household composition, and government program participation. Read more.


Campus Workshops on NIH Data Management Plans. The Library Data Services Program and Research Data Management Program have several resources available to assist researchers on campus, including suggested language to help write up a plan using the recommended NIH template. The DMPTool, free for UC Berkeley users and supported by the Library Data Services Program, walks you through the NIH requirements and assists with completing a data management and sharing plan, necessary to include as part of NIH grant application(s) moving forward. 

Four drop-in workshops (9/12; 10/10; 11/14; 12/12) are offered, each designed to provide information about the policy as well as answer questions. Please refer to the Library Workshops calendar to register for an upcoming workshop. You may also view a previously recorded workshop about this new policy here.



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