June 26, 2018

CSDE Workshops

CSDE’s Summer Workshops

Designed to complement formal course instruction, CSDE Workshops are offered in a shorter, more accessible format responsive to the specific demographic research needs of CSDE’s Trainees and Faculty Affiliates. Join us for:

  • Introduction to R: Friday, June 29th, 1:30-3:30pm
  • Introduction to Graphics in R: Tuesday, July 10th, 1:30-3:30pm
  • R Programming for Sample Size Calculations: Friday, July 20th, 1:30-3:30pm

Click below to register for each workshop.

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CSDE Research & Highlights

William Lavely Presents at “China in Time and Space: G. William Skinner’s Ideas Going Forward”

Demographers worldwide came together for “China in Time and Space: G. William Skinner’s Ideas Going Forward,” a conference co-sponsored by CSDE. The goal of the event was to apply Skinner’s theoretical concepts to the understanding of social, demographic and economic processes in China. CSDE Affiliate William Lavely, Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies, chaired one session and presented “Skinner’s Concept of Conjugal Power.”

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Connor Gilroy and Lee Fiorio Organize Seattle SICSS and ICWSM Workshop

CSDE Fellows Connor Gilroy and Lee Fiorio were the primary organizers behind last week’s Summer Institute in Computational Social Science. The event, co-sponsored by CSDE, connects scholars from a range of computational and social-science backgrounds to share complementary strengths and enhance each other’s work.

These future leaders in demography also organized MPIDR’s workshop Making Sense of Online Data for Population Research at the International Conference on Web and Social Media.

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Robert Tennyson Explores How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Impacts Telomere Length

Can telomere length mediate the association between childhood socioeconomic status and susceptibility to acute upper respiratory disease in adulthood? CSDE Fellow Robert Tennyson, a PhD student in UW’s Department of Anthropology, tested this question, and his findings were recently published in the American Journal of Human Biology.

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PAA 2019 Call for Workshops

The PAA Program Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct workshops in conjunction with the PAA 2019 Annual Meeting. Workshops topics could include (but not limited to): statistical methods, data set usage, data visualization, research communication, and professional development. Workshop proposals that include a variety of instructional approaches and materials are strongly encouraged.

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Call for Proposals: Royalty Research Fund

The Royalty Research Fund (RRF) grant program is funded from royalty and licensing fee income generated by the University’s technology transfer program. Applications are now being accepted for the Autumn 2018 round of these awards, which are for up to one year and $40,000. The purpose of the RRF is to advance new directions in research, particularly:

  • in disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal, and/or
  • for faculty who are junior in rank, and/or
  • in cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.
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Budget Extension Process for NIH Grants

Often, PIs will approach the end of their NIH grant with excess funds and a little more work to do. What happens then? For NIH awards, the first ‘no cost extension’ – meaning an extension of the award with remaining funds, often for another year – is automatically granted. 

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Call for Nominations: 2018 New Directions Fellowship

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation invites the University of Washington to nominate a candidate for the 2018 New Directions Fellowship competition. These fellowships provide support for exceptional faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who received their doctorates between 2006 and 2012. Click below to nominate a fellow.

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Conferences & Calls for Papers



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