February 11, 2020

CSDE Seminar Series

Panel: Social Demography of Homelessness

     When:  Friday, Feb 14, 2020 (12:30 - 1:30 PM)
     Where:  121 Raitt Hall

This Friday, three panelists will present on various facets of the social demography of homelessness. The panelists include:

  • Rachel Fyall from the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance will present: “Housing and Food Insecurity among UW Students: Variation by Demographic and Economic Characteristics”
  • Horacio de la Iglesia from the UW Department of Biology will present: “Homeless and Sleepless in Seattle”
  • Andria Lazaga from the Seattle Housing Authority will present: “Designing & Learning from the Creating Moves to Opportunity Experience"
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CSDE Research & Highlights

Bo Zhao Produces Dynamic Coronavirus Map

CSDE Affiliate Bo Zhao has produced a dynamic visualization of the spread of the Coronavirus. The online interactive map enables users to track both the global and local trends of the Novel Coronavirus infection since Jan 21st, 2020. The country-level data is collected from the WHO, while the data for each province in China is collected from multiple sources such as China’s NHC and Baidu. Notably, Zhao and his team also reference CDC to verify the virus status in the U.S. To provide timely map updates, they collect data every 4 hours and verify the data quality daily. In the future, they plan to provide finer-scale data from China (the county level), U.S. (the state level) and Canada (the province level).

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Clara Berridge Featured in The Atlantic Article on Aging Terminology

English speakers do not give much thought when they refer to people as “old,” a term generally not taken politely. A recent article published in The Atlantic covered this linguistic issue, featuring CSDE Affiliate Clara Berridge and her publication on valuing old age. In the article, Berridge describes the different aging terms we use in everyday language and what they imply. For example, “elderly” is a term that many do not apply to themselves as it suggests limitations. Berridge also discusses "positive aging discourse" as a movement to shift perspectives on aging and to highlight its successes.

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Kam Wing Chan Highlighted in Brookings Institute Piece

CSDE Affiliate Kam Wing Chan researches critical aspects of China’s urbanization, especially its impacts on an augmenting rural-urban divide. A recent Brookings Institute piece highlighted Chan and his research to connect China’s urbanization to the neglect of millions of rural children in China. The publication also discusses the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and how the assessment reaches only the wealthier, urbanized Chinese provinces. By featuring Chan’s journal article on China’s rural-urban “dual system,” the publication demonstrates how educational disparity is yet another consequence of rural-urban geographic divide in China.

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Affiliate KW Chan for story


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