September 27, 2016

In this Issue:
Upcoming Events
Research Highlights
Conferences & CFP


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CSDE Events

Save the Date: Welcome Reception on October 7, 2016, from 12:30-1:30 PM!

When:  Friday, Oct 7, 2016 (12:30-1:30 PM PST)
Where:  University of Washington, Denny Hall 313

Come usher in a new quarter with CSDE! Refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there! (read more)

Demography Events

Free UW Video Captioning

UW-IT’s Accessible Technology Services is offering to caption a limited number of highly viewed UW video presentations without charge. Any faculty using a video in their class either multiple times over the year, or by several instructors in one or more classes, can apply online to have their video considered for captioning. Any unit (department,... (read more)

QUAL Speaker: Data Transparency in Applied Social Science Research

When:  Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 (12:30-1:20 PM PST)
Where:  University of Washington, Thomson Hall 317

Fall Quarter is almost here, and the Qualitative Multi-Method Research Initiative (QUAL) is looking forward to another great school year. It is happy to announce the QUAL Speaker Series schedule (see below) for 2016-17. One theme this year is on ethics in qualitative research; political science professor and QUAL Steering Committee member James Long will... (read more)

UW International Security Colloquium: Torture and Brutality in Democratic States

When:  Friday, Sep 30, 2016 (12:00-1:20 PM PST)
Where:  University of Washington, Olson Room (Gowen 1a)

Mark your calendars! The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) welcomes Paige Sechrest, Ph.D student in the UW Department of Political Science. Paige will present a talk titled “Violence by the People, for the People: Torture and Brutality in Democratic States.” The talk will be held on Friday, September 30, 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1a). UW Political Science Professor Rachel Cichowski will act as discussant.... (read more)

Vertically Integrated Projects Course

When:  Fall Quarter
Where:  University of Washington

There is a 1- or 2-credit course this fall cross-listed as CSE495 or ENGR 297/497 Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP). This year, it is split into the two projects outlined below. VIP team members typically commit 3-7 hours per week if registered for 1 credit and 7-12 hours per week if registered for 2 credits. The VIP Structure:... (read more)

PAA Affairs Fall 2016 Issue Now Available

The latest issue of PAA Affairs has released! Check it out to find great articles and PAA news about the following: #PAA2016 Award Winners Call for Nominations for #PAA2017 Awards The History of PAA Data Points: Longevity and Social Tolerance Congressional Update Jobs and Call for Papers …and much more. PAA periodicals are wonderful opportunities... (read more)

Research Design in Urban Science

When:  Fall Quarter
Where:  University of Washington

A new advanced class in Urban Science is available this Fall Quarter. It targets PhD and advanced Masters students interested in urban analytics. The course is both theoretical/methodological and applied. This year, it will explore opportunities to collaborate with the City of Seattle, Microsoft, and other organizations to develop pilot applications to real world problems.... (read more)

Modern Math Workshop

When:  Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016

Where:  Long Beach, CA

The NSF Mathematical Sciences Institutes Diversity Committee is pleased to offer its annual Modern Math Workshop, Oct. 12-13, 2016, preceding the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference in Long Beach, CA. Intended to invigorate the research careers of minority mathematicians and mathematics faculty at minority-serving institutions, the event... (read more)

Livable City Year Kickoff

When:  Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 (10:00-11:00 AM PST)
Where:  University of Washington, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

Join faculty, students and representatives from the City of Auburn for an event celebrating the start of the inaugural UW Livable City Year, a partnership between the University of Washington and Auburn. Livable City Year is a cross-university collaboration connecting local governments with University of Washington classes to address community-identified areas of need.  UW students and professors will... (read more)


Overcoming Homelessness

When Seattle declared a state of emergency over homelessness, many researches redoubled their efforts to understand and help alleviate the problem. Rachel Fyall, CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Public Policy at UW, is one such academic. Fyall recently took to the airwaves to talk about the city’s current strategy and plans for the future—the... (read more)


Unraveling Breast Cancer’s Relationship with Genetics

Breast cancer is an imposing health threat, but steady research revelations are helping doctors better understand the disease. Amanda Phipps, CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at UW, was recently interviewed about the potential links genetics might have to breast cancer. Phipps shares her thoughts in the full article below. This form of progressive... (read more)


Seattle and the Road to Riches

New data suggest that, more than any other city, Seattle’s low-earning residents are dropping in number. This could be a sign of the city’s housing costs and other policies driving them away, but some researchers believe the truth is brighter. Robert Plotnick, CSDE Affiliate and Professor of Public Policy at UW, asserts that the strong... (read more)


Jacqueline Meijer-Irons in Vienna Yearbook of Population Research

Jacqueline Meijer-Irons, CSDE postdoctoral fellow, is featured in Volume 13 of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research. The issue examines “Demographic differential vulnerability to climate-related disasters” and can be accessed below. Her research focuses on individual and household-level response to environmental stress in rural communities in Thailand. She is especially interested in learning how adaptive... (read more)


PrEParing for Sexual Health

Modern medicine has added something new to the HIV-prevention toolkit: the pill PrEP. Regular use of this drug drops an individual’s risk of sexually contracting HIV to virtually zero. Steve Goodreau, CSDE Affiliate and Associate Professor of Anthropology at UW, has joined colleagues at Emory University in a five-year CDC contract aimed at dissecting the... (read more)





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