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October 27, 2009

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CSDE AFFILIATE & TRAINEE NEWS
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CALLS FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

CSDE WEEKLY SEMINAR

Butch De Castro - The Healthy Immigrant Effect: Pilot Studies Examining Pre- and Post-Migration Health Status among Filipino Immigrants

Butch De Castro, UW School of Nursing
The Healthy Immigrant Effect: Pilot Studies Examining Pre- and Post-Migration Health Status among Filipino Immigrants

Friday, October 30, 2009
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Savery 409

CSDE Seminar Schedule

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CSDE AFFILIATE & TRAINEE NEWS

In Memoriam - Michael Grimes

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Michael Grimes, CSDE Affiliate and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western Washington University, died of natural causes on October 14th. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

Michael has been a member of Western's faculty since 2000 and has been a CSDE affiliate for the past seven years.  He earned his doctorate in Anthropology in 1997 from the University of Pittsburgh, and also served as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology at the Reproductive Endocrinology Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University.

His work over the last several years included research on nutrition and metabolism, reproductive physiology and breastfeeding behavior. He directed Western's Biodemography Laboratory, which focuses on biomarkers of stress, metabolism and reproductive status. In addition to Michael's affiliation with CSDE, he also was involved with Western’s Center for Healthy Living and Critical Junctures Institute and has published extensively in a number of journals and other publications.

Dr Grimes worked with Kathy O’Connor, Ellie Brindle, and especially Darryl Holmam.  You can read Darryl’s thoughtful comments about Michael here.

Michael is survived by his wife, Tammy, and three children.

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CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST

Yang Yang - Cohort Analysis in Social Research: What's New?

CSSS Seminar Series
Yang Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
Cohort Analysis in Social Research: What's New?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
12:30 - 1:20 pm
Savery 409

More information is here.

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Devon Brewer - Blood-borne HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa

Biocultural Anthropology Seminar Series (BASS)
Devon Brewer, UW Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology
Blood-borne HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
3:30-5:00pm
Denny Hall 401

More information is here.

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Maxine Hayes - Maternal Child Health in the 21st Century: New Policy Pathways for Building Healthier Communities

IHME Seminar Series
Maxine Hayes, State Health Officer for the Washington State Department of Health
Maternal Child Health in the 21st Century: New policy pathways for building healthier communities

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
4:00 – 5:30 pm
IHME Offices

More information is here.

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Kevin Foster - Social Interactions in Microbes

IGERT Program in Evolutionary Modeling Seminar Series
Kevin Foster, Harvard University, Center for Systems Biology
Social interactions in microbes

Thursday, October 29, 2009
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Kane 019 (live video conference from WSU-Pullman)

More information is here.

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Marilyn P. Watkins - Losing By Degrees: Rising Costs and Public Disinvestment in Higher Education

Sponsored by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
Marilyn P. Watkins, Economic Opportunity Institute, and
Gabriel Nishimura Masters Candidate, UW School of Social Work
Losing By Degrees: Rising Costs and Public Disinvestment in Higher Education

Description: Higher tuition. More student debt. Fewer students. How are the state's cuts to higher education affecting access to working class students? And what can be done to remedy the effects? "Losing by Degrees: Rising Costs and Public Disinvestment in Higher Education," a recent report by the Economic Opportunity Institute, asks these questions.

Thursday, October 29, 2009
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Parrington Hall Forum (Rm. 309)

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Larry Knopp and Michael Brown - Between Anatamo- and Bio-politics: Geographies of Sexual Health in Wartime Seattle

Geography Colloquium
Larry Knopp, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences UW-Tacoma
Michael Brown, Geography, UW
Between Anatamo- and Bio-politics:  Geographies of Sexual Health in Wartime Seattle

Friday, October 30, 2009
3:30 – 4:50 pm
Smith 304.

More information is here.

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Jane Mauldon - Double Jeopardy: How Families with Employment Barriers Respond to California’s Welfare Time Limit

WCPC Seminar Series
Jane Mauldon, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Double Jeopardy: How Families with Employment Barriers Respond to California’s Welfare Time Limit

Monday, November 2, 2009
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Parrington Hall Forum 309

More information is here.

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Richard Horton - Two Concepts for Health: How to Radicalize the Global Response to Planetary Threats

2009 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture
Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of the Lancet
"Two Concepts for Health:  How to Radicalize the Global Response to Planetary Threats"

Monday, November 2, 2009
5:30 pm
Hogness Auditorium, Room A420, Health Sciences Building,
Reception to follow in the Health Sciences Lobby

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Roadmap Transformative Research Projects Program (R01)

(RFA-RM-09-022)
NIH Roadmap Initiatives
Application Receipt Date(s): January 22, 2010

As part of the NIH Roadmap for Biomedical Research, the National Institutes of Health invites transformative Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms or challenge existing ones. Projects must clearly demonstrate potential to produce a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.

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CALLS FOR PAPERS

Human Migration and the Environment

Special Issue of Population and Environment

Proposal submission deadline: December 11, 2009

For this special issue, they seek a range of papers that examine human migration as related to environmental context. They do so with the aim of enhancing contemporary dialogue regarding the potential migratory impacts of environmental change.

Submission Deadline: December 11th, 2009. Submitted manuscripts should be formatted in accordance with Population and Environment guidelines available in the journal or at
Website: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/population+studies/journal/11111

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CONFERENCES

17th Annual RAND Summer Institute

RAND is pleased to announce the 17th annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), which will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 12-15, 2010. The RSI consists of two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 12-13) and a workshop on the Demography, Economics and Epidemiology of Aging (July 14-15).  The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties. 
 
The Mini-Med School focuses on biomedical issues relating to aging and should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars regardless of background.  Topics will be drawn from the diverse fields of biomedicine, including biology, genetics, patient care, psychiatry, and other areas. Expert clinicians and researchers will provide participants with insight into the science of aging and a greater understanding of relevant medical issues. 
 
The Workshop on Aging is targeted to pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty, and to more senior researchers new to aging research.   It will consist of four half-day sessions with topics drawn from research areas in the social sciences, including discussions of savings, disability, and quality of life issues. In each session, leading experts will discuss the state of the literature, integrating results from their own research and supplementing these overviews with more detailed analyses of specific topics. 
 
We invite all interested researchers to apply to attend the 2010 RSI. Applicants may apply for fellowship support to pay for registration, travel, and accommodations.  Both the Mini-Med School and the workshop are described more fully at our web site:http://www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi/. For additional information, please contact Diana Malouf (malouf@rand.org).

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Assessing the Results of Microdata Access

NORC at the University of Chicago is pleased to invite you to a key workshop on microdata access November 18, 2009, from 8:30am to 4:00pm, hosted by the USDA's Economic Research Service (1800 M Street NW) and National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The goals of this workshop are twofold: (1) to highlight the value added of this form of microdata and metadata access and (2) develop new directions for the enclave. It will thus feature both the research achievements and collaborations that have occurred in its three year history, and provide an opportunity for data users, producers, and others among the research community to provide suggestions about new approaches.

Keynote: Katherine Wallman, Chief Statistician, OMB

The role of the research community in providing research access: Lessons from Europe
- Stefan Bender, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung (IAB)
- Melanie Wright, UK Data Archive

The vision for secure remote access to microdata in the U.S.
- Marc Stanley, NIST
- E.J. Reedy, Kauffman
- Cynthia Clark, Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA
 
Economic Research Service
1800 M Street NW
Washington, DC
20036-5831

November 18, 2009
8:30am-4:00pm

Please RSVP to Mulcahy-tim@norc.uchicago.edu  by November 11, 2009

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Two Assistant Professors - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, Sociology

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a leading public college within the City University of New York (CUNY) system, invites applicants for the positions of Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology (2 positions).

John Jay College offers 21 majors and 7 master's programs and houses two doctoral programs. John Jay is a liberal arts college with a specialized mission in criminal justice, forensic psychology, forensic science, public service, and related areas.

This position performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. It also shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree in the field of Sociology with a specialization in critical demography or a Ph.D. degree in the field of Sociology with a specialization in the history of sociological theory.

More information is here.

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SDE Engineer - The College of William and Mary, Center for Geospatial Analysis

The College of William and Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis (http://www.wm.edu/cga) is seeking an SDE engineer for a newly created position that requires the creation and distribution of an original geographic and demographic database describing school attendance zones for school districts throughout the United States. The database is known as the School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS) funded by NSF grant # SES 0921794. The SDE engineer will work collaboratively with faculty and a GIS programmer in this effort. The SDE engineer will take a leadership role in the design of a new database that will consist of digital geography delineating school attendance boundaries; this GIS data will be integrated with demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Education and disturbed via the National Historic GIS (www.nhgis.org) housed at the Minnesota Population Center.

This is an operational position in an academic setting; the College of William and Mary is located in Williamsburg, VA. The position is 12 months with funding in hand for a second year option.  The possibility of extension pending extended or new grant support beyond two years exists.  The position comes with full benefits.  Applicants who have demonstrated success in writing and obtaining grants from public and/or private entities are highly desired.

 Review begins November 25, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. The position start date is on or after January 1, 2010.

More information is here.

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GIS Programmer- The College of William and Mary, Center for Geospatial Analysis

The College of William and Mary’s Center for Geospatial Analysis (http://www.wm.edu/cga) is seeking a GIS Programmer for a newly created position that requires the creation of an original spatial and demographic database describing school attendance zones for school districts throughout the United States (known as SABINS). The programmer will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students in this effort and will take a leadership role in the design of an online-interface that allows school district administrators to digitize their school boundaries remotely.  Other programming tasks such as automated procedures to integrate Census Data and SABINS datasets, identify and correct topological database errors within the SABINS data, as well as other assigned tasks will be completed as required.
This is an operational position in an academic setting; the College of William and Mary is located in Williamsburg, VA. The position is a 12 month position with funding in-hand for a second year option.  The possibility of extension pending extended or new grant support beyond two years exists.  The position comes with full benefits.

Review begins November 25, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled. The position start date is on or after January 1, 2010.

More information is here.

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Post-doctoral Research Associate - Minnesota Population Center

The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) has an opening for a post-doctoral researcher to assist in the expansion and improvement of two large databases of United States census and survey data: IPUMS- USA and IPUMS-CPS.The successful candidate could begin as early as Spring 2010 or as late as Fall 2010.

The post-doctoral associate will work as a member of the IPUMS-USA research project team and will play a lead role in the expansion of IPUMS-CPS. In addition to IPUMS project work, MPC post-doctoral associates are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the center, present research at workshops and scholarly conferences, and publish related research in academic journals. Post-doctoral associates should plan to pursue at least one research project using data from IPUMS-USA or IPUMS-CPS.

MPC post-doctoral appointments are for one year with renewal possible up to a total of three years, dependent upon funding and performance.

To obtain more information and download the full position announcement, please visit the Minnesota Population Center website.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship - University of the Witwatersrand, Demography and Population Studies Programme

The Fogarty International Centre, USA, are funding postdoctoral fellowships in the Wits Demography and Population Studies Programme through a collaboration with the University of Colorado and the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC), Nairobi. The fellowships foster transition from a PhD to a professional, research or academic position in Africa, and are open to graduates in demography and other population-related fields with a PhD degree from an industrialized-country university.

Deadline for applications: November 16, 2009

Application must include:
Letter of motivation regarding your suitability for postdoctoral fellowship
        * Full CV including name and contact details of three referees
        * Two writing samples (journal publications or chapters of PhD thesis)
        * Two reference letters sent directly by the referee to the Programme
        * Certified copies of all academic transcripts and degree certificates.

Website:http://www.iussp.org/Announcements/9jobs.php

Complete applications should be submitted to:
Julia Mamabolo
Demography and Population Studies Programme
School of Social Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag 3
WITS 2050.
Tel: +27 11 717 4054; Fax: +27 11 717 4336
by e-mail to: Julia Mamabolo

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OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

PRB Discuss Online - Does Climate Change Threaten Our Cities?

When: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, 1 – 2 p.m. (EDT) (GMT –4)

Who: Mark Montgomery, professor, Stony Brook University; and senior associate, Population Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth Program

Where: Go to http://discuss.prb.org. You may submit questions in advance and during the discussion. A full transcript of the questions and answers will be posted after the discussion.

The cities and towns of developing countries are projected to absorb at least 2.5 billion additional people by 2050. At the same time, these areas will experience global climate change likely to bring floods, droughts, food insecurity, and loss of livelihoods. These converging trends pose mounting health risks for people living in urban areas in developing countries, especially for the poorest residents. Where are the greatest health risks and what can be done to manage them?

Join Mark Montgomery as he answers your questions about urban growth, health, and climate change. He studies the implications of global climate change on urban areas of developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

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