March 14, 2017

CSDE Seminar Series

Thanks for joining us last Friday for our last seminar of the quarter! Our Trainees showcased the breadth and depth of their current demography research, and we’re excited to see where those projects carry them in the coming months. Special congratulations to Michelle O’Brien and Charles Lanfear for receiving Best Poster designations! You can see posters from the event on our archive page.

The Seminar Series will resume in Spring Quarter. Stay tuned for updates!

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CSDE Research & Highlights

Kam Wing Chan Discusses Changes to Chinese Passport System

Kam Wing Chan, CSDE Affiliate and Professor of Geography at UW, was recently interviewed by That’s PRD about the hukou, China’s internal passport. In the piece, Chan discusses current reform attempts, the state of those reforms, and the foreseeable future of the hukou system. You can read the full article below.

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India Ornelas Weeds Out Cancer Risks with Garden Project

India Ornelas, CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Health Services at UW, was recently profiled for her gardening project, a seemingly unconventional approach to improving population health. The initiative–Yeego Gardening–teaches gardening to Navajo communities in hopes of weaving the practice into the community fabric. In turn, gardening will improve activity levels and diet, cutting risk factors for cancer. You can read more about the project below.

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