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December 6, 2011

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Robert Pollak - Family Proximity, Childcare, and Women's Labor Force Attachment

Robert Pollak, Washington University, St. Louis
“Family Proximity, Childcare, and Women's Labor Force Attachment”

Friday, January 6, 2012
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Raitt 121

CSDE Seminar Schedule

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Deborah Harper - New CSDE Administrator

We are pleased to announce that Deborah Harper recently joined the Center as the new CSDE Administrator.  She comes to CSDE after serving as Associate Director of Transportation Northwest (a University Transportation Center funded by the US Dept of Transportation) based in the UW College of Engineering. Deborah also has several years of experience in development/advancement at UW and elsewhere.

Please stop by her office (206C Raitt) and welcome her when you get the chance.

We'd very much like to acknowledge Scott Sipes' exceptional 4 1/2 years of service as the CSDE Administrator. Scott has moved on to become the Administrator at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

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Seik Kim Speaks at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Seik Kim spoke on "Economic Assimilation and Wage Mobility of Foreign-Born Workers in the United States" at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in October.

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Read Dick Morrill’s Article on Crosscut

Former CSDE affiliate Dick Morrill recently published a piece on the diversity of the Puget Sound region on Crosscut.com.

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Kam Wing Chan Op-Ed in Today’s Seattle Times

Today’s Seattle Times features an opinion piece by Kam Wing Chan entitled “China's problems are more systemic than generally thought.”  Kam Wing was also recently published in the Sing Tao Daily, the largest Chinese-language newspaper in North America.  For more on Kam Wing’s work, go here.

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Mark Wheldon - Estimating Demographic Parameters

CSSS Seminar
Mark Wheldon, PhD Candidate, UW Department of Statistics and CSDE Trainee
“Estimating Demographic Parameters with Uncertainty from Fragmentary Data”

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Place: Savery 409

For abstract, go here.

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Steve Goodreau - HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Biocultural Anthropology Seminar Series
Steven Goodreau, Biocultural Anthropology, UW
“Steve’s Recent Foray into HIV Prevention among Men Who Have Sex With Men”

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Denny Hall 401

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Dr. Anirban Basu - The Economics of Comparative Effectiveness Research

IHME Seminar
Dr. Anirban Basu, Professor, Department of Health Services, University of Washington
“The Economics of Comparative Effectiveness Research”

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
4:15 - 5:30 pm
IHME office in Belltown
2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600

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Julie Malakie, Christina Jenkins - Why Invent? Evaluating the Costs of Innovating

IPEM Seminar
Julie Malakie and Christina Jenkins, IPEM Fellows, Cohort 5
Why Invent?: Evaluating the Costs of Innovating

Thursday, December 8, 2011
3:30 - 5:00 pm
UW: Kane 019

For abstract, go here.

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Leslie Mancuso - Women, Adolescents, and Children: Improving Health over the Lifecycle

Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and CEO of JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University
“Women, Adolescents, and Children: Improving Health Over the Lifecycle”

Thursday, December 8, 2011
4:00 - 5:15 pm
Foege Auditorium S-060, 3720 15th Avenue NE

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the launch of Global WACh (the Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents, and Children).There will be music and a free networking reception to follow the presentation.

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Ying Huang - Design and Estimation for Evaluating Principal Surrogate Markers

Biostatistics Seminar
Ying Huang, PhD, Assistant Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, PS Statistics, Public Health Sciences Division, Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“Design and Estimation for Evaluating Principal Surrogate Markers in Vaccine Trials”

Friday, December 9, 2011
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Room T-639, Health Sciences

For abstract, go here.

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International Provost Grants and Tuition Waivers Now Open

This message is to announce that the annual competition for International
Provost Grants and Tuition Waivers is now open.  On an annual basis, the
Office of the Provost provides funding for international education
opportunities. The Office of the Provost again invites units across the
university to submit applications for support in our 2012-13 academic year.
Awards will be made in the following areas of international activities:

Faculty-led Program Grants
International Faculty Exchange (IFEX) Grants
International Student Tuition Waivers

Continued support for Faculty-led Program and IFEX grants is made available
through the generous donations that established the Herbert H. Gowen
Endowments and the Maurice D. and Lois Schwartz Endowment for International
Education. The Gowen endowments primarily support international educational
opportunities across the globe, while the Schwartz Endowment is dedicated to
international education opportunities with an emphasis on Asian languages
and literature and Near Eastern studies.

In addition, the State of Washington has made 100 tuition waivers (300
quarters) available to support incoming international students under certain

Applications and additional information about the criteria for competitive
awards in each program can be found on the OGA webpage.

Applications are due by Friday, February 03, 2012 and we expect decisions to
be made by March 05, 2012. Please submit electronically completed
applications along with your home department chair's signature to:

Lauren Jorelle
International Provosts Grants
Office of Global Affairs

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International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research (R01)

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (PA) encourages collaborative research applications on drug abuse and addiction that take advantage of special opportunities that exist outside the United States. Special opportunities include access to unusual talent, resources, populations, or environmental conditions in other countries that will speed scientific discovery. Projects should  have relevance to the mission of NIDA and where feasible should address NIDAs scientific priority areas. While the priorities will change from year to year, in FY12 priority areas include: linkages between HIV/AIDS and drug abuse, and prevention, initiation, and treatment of nicotine and tobacco use (especially among vulnerable populations such as children, adolescents, pregnant women, and those with co-morbid disorders).

This is also an R21 (PA-12-041) and an R03 (PA-12-042).

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NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25)

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Office of Dietary Supplements
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Research Education (R25) grant applications from applicant organizations that propose to create educational opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in areas of biomedical or behavioral research of particular interest to the NIDDK, while fostering the career development of these students and fellows.  The structure of the educational opportunity can include an intensive summer research program, a curriculum-based program or a combination of both experiences.  The NIDDK is especially interested in attracting students and postdoctoral fellows from scientific disciplines underrepresented in disease-oriented biomedical research, such as engineering, informatics, computer science, and computational sciences, to encourage them to apply their expertise to research relevant to diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; digestive and liver diseases; nutrition; obesity research and prevention; and kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.

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Law & Social Sciences (LSS)

NSF 12-507
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
Full Proposal Target Date: January 24, 2012; July 16, 2012

The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to:

  • Crime, Violence and Punishment
  • Economic Issues
  • Governance
  • Legal Decision-making
  • Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice
  • Litigation and the Legal Profession
LSS provides the following modes of support:
  • Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
  • Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Workshop and Conference Proposals

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Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)

NSF 12-513
Directorate for Geosciences
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
And others

Full Proposal Deadline: Proposals Accepted Anytime
Please contact the appropriate disciplinary program office to obtain information about current deadline dates.

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) promotes university-industry partnerships by making project funds or fellowships/traineeships available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. Special interest is focused on affording the opportunity for:

    * Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students to conduct research and gain experience in an industrial setting;
    * Industrial scientists and engineers to bring industry's perspective and integrative skills to academe; and
    * Interdisciplinary university-industry teams to conduct research projects.

This solicitation targets high-risk/high-gain research with a focus on fundamental research, new approaches to solving generic problems, development of innovative collaborative industry-university educational programs, and direct transfer of new knowledge between academe and industry. GOALI seeks to fund transformative research that lies beyond that which industry would normally fund.

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DPDF Program to Support Mid-Stage Graduate Students in the Social Sciences

The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program, which supports mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences, is now accepting applications for the 2012 fellowship cycle.  This year’s program contains the following research fields, led by senior faculty spanning a variety of disciplines:

-Governing Global Production, led by Tim Bartley (Sociology, Indiana University) and Layna Mosley (Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
-Ecological History, led by Stevan Harrell (Anthropology, University of Washington) and Peter Perdue (History, Yale University)
-Gender Justice in the Era of Human Rights, led by Dorothy Hodgson (Anthropology, Rutgers University) and Pamela Scully (Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University)
-Mediated Futures: Globalization and Historical Territories, led by William Mazzarella (Anthropology, University of Chicago) and Arvind Rajagopal (Media, Culture and Communication, New York University)
-New Approaches to Transnationalism and Migratory Circulation (International Field), led by Emmanuel Ma Mung (Geography, University of Poitiers) and Khachig Tölölyan (English Literature, Wesleyan University)

The online application is now open, and the deadline for applications and supporting materials is February 1st.  Go here to get more information and to access the online application.

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Call for Papers - IJPR Special Issue on Transnational Migration

The International Journal of Population Research, an open access journal, calls for papers for its special issue on transnational migration.

Manuscript Due: Friday, 3 February 2012
First Round of Reviews: Friday, 4 May 2012
Publication Date: Friday, 3 August 2012

Go here to read the call for papers announcement.

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Associate Director for Extramural Research - NICHD

The NICHD is conducting a national search for an Associate Director for Extramural Research. This position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for an extremely capable individual to develop and implement an overall vision for the Institute’s extramural research activities, which include more than 3,100 projects and involve 130 staff members.  This key leadership position will involve the management of scientific, policy, and administrative matters for the Institute’s extramural programs.

Go here to read the job announcement.

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ACS 5-Year Estimates Available This Week

American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates: 2006-1010 will be released to the public this Thursday, December 8th.

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Recent U.S. Census Brief Reveals 2010 Numbers on Older Americans

The 2010 census showed that the population of Americans 65 and older is now the largest in size and percent of population compared with any previous census.  The group grew at a faster rate than the total population between 2000 and 2010.  Go here to read the full brief.

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Census Data on Childcare Arrangements in Spring 2010 Now Available

Detailed tables on childcare arrangements during Spring 2010 are available here.

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November Issue of NIH OER Extramural Nexus Now Available Online

In this issue of the newsletter, read about: the expansion of Transparency Act reporting requirements for NIH-funded projects; the Early Independence Awards; and OER’s answers to reader questions.

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Read the IRB Review - News from the Human Subjects Division

Topics in this IRB Review include: over-enrollment of subjects; the launch of an interactive Global Health Reviewers website; and information on new and revised documents from HSD.

To read, go here.

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PAA Webinar - Balancing Employment with Child and Elder Care

The Population Association of America, in cooperation with AARP, the Association of Population Centers, and the Russell Sage Foundation, is pleased to sponsor this event.

“Balancing Employment with Child and Elder Care:  The Implications of Changing Workplaces and Families”
Jennifer Cheeseman Day, U.S. Census Bureau
Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts
Douglas Wolf, Syracuse University

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
1:00 pm ET

In 1960, when only a quarter of married mothers were in the labor force, mothers typically managed the care of their children. Today, with 70 percent of married mothers working, both parents must balance the needs of their children with their responsibilities at work. At the same time, our aging population has increased elder care demands on working families. 

What do we know about the impact of this balancing act on quality of care and workforce productivity?

In this important webinar, national experts will discuss how the U.S. workforce and family have changed in recent decades and how these changes are affecting the ability of workers to balance career and family care responsibilities. 

Register for the event here.
Please email any questions to Juliane Baron at paaapc@crosslink.net

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Seminar of Possible Interest to CSDE Trainees

In Winter Quarter 2012 the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), in collaboration with researchers from Statistics Canada and the UW Statistics Department, will hold a seminar course utilizing comprehensive data from three surveys of operators, users and non-users of public access computing venues (i.e. libraries, telecenters, cybercafés). The surveys were conducted in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines. The result is a richsource of data on demographics, usage needs/behaviors, and services in thesecountries. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to the research and learn and apply quantitative research skills in a variety of ways.

Please see the attached course description for more information.

For questions or further information on the seminar, including registration, contact Araba Sey (arabasey@uw.edu) or Chris Rothschild (chriskr@uw.edu).

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NSF Releases Report Outlining the Agency’s Plans for Social Science Support

The National Science Foundation last Thursday released "Rebuilding the Mosaic," outlining the agency's plans for providing support in the social sciences. The report places a strong emphasis on research that is "interdisciplinary, data-intensive and collaborative." Among the subject areas identified for a special focus:
·         Population change.
·         Sources of disparities.
·         Communication, language and linguistics.
·         Technology, new media and social networks.

The report is the result of a year-long review.

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