November 6, 2018

CSDE Seminar Series

Marking the 100th anniversary of the 1918 “Spanish” flu pandemic: Selective mortality and the impact on other diseases

     When:  Friday, Nov 9, 2018 (12:30-1:30 PM PT)
     Where:  121 Raitt Hall

Andrew Noymer, Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention, University of California, Irvine

The 1918 “Spanish” influenza pandemic was the deadliest disease outbreak since the when Black Death roiled Eurasia in the mid-fourteenth century. Worldwide mortality estimates are 50–100 million. It remains by far the deadliest outbreak of influenza, ever. One of the persistent myths of the 1918 flu is that, because it was so severe, that it killed neutrally: rich and poor alike, and so on. This talk will focus on the experience in the United States, and on the medium-term impact of the pandemic.

Click here to schedule a meeting with Professor Noymer.

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Andrew Noymer

CSDE Research & Highlights

CSDE Welcomes New Affiliates!

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to introduce four of our new regional faculty affiliates:

  • George HoughEducation Research Analyst at the Education Research and Data Center. Hough’s recent research has focused on improving data from the ACS, applications of the State Longitudinal Data Systems, and records linking high school students to postsecondary attendance, achievement and labor force participation.
  • Jamaica Corker – Program Officer for Data & Evaluation, Family Planning Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Corker’s research has focused on fertility and family planning in sub-Saharan Africa, migration and urbanization, and linking demography and GIS.
  • Marlaine Gray – Research Associate at Kaiser Permanente. Gray has researched how the intersection of creative practices and medical care inform biomedical care, evidence that a creative activities “work,” and how arts activities can serve as a model of better, more patient-and-family centered care.
  • Christine Galavotti – Senior Program Officer, Family Planning at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Galavotti’s interests include gender and social change programming, participatory governance approaches, and quality improvement strategies for reproductive and maternal health outcomes.
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The Computational Demography Working Group Is Reconvening

Mark your calendar! The Computational Demography Working Group is meeting twice this quarter. On November 15, Tim Thomas will give an Introduction to Git and Github.com Workflows. On December 6, Connor Gilroy, Neal Marquez and Lee Fiorio will conduct an open discussion of the possibilities and limitations of Conducting Demographic Research with Facebook Ads Data.

The Computational Demography Working Group meets regularly to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussions of digital and computational approaches to demographic research. The workshop features a range of paper presentations, methods demonstrations and software tutorials. Plus there will be free pizza!

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Respond to Federal Register Notice Regarding Use of Census Bureau Data Products

IPUMS (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series) has requested that researchers comment on Federal Register Notice 83 FR 34111, regarding the use of Census Bureau data products. The comment period expires on November 8, 2018. See request below:

“The Census Bureau is planning a fundamental revision of its procedures for ensuring the confidentiality of public use data. The proposed new disclosure avoidance system relies on injecting noise with formal privacy rules, based on theories of differential privacy.

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David Swanson Invited to Be Visiting Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo

CSDE Regional Affiliate, David Swanson, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University of California Riverside, will be a Visiting Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo from October 27 to November 12, 2018. Swanson was invited by Dr. Takashi Inoue, Professor in the Department of Public and Regional Economics, who arranged funding and logistics.

During this time, David will work with faculty and students at Aoyama Gakuin University, as well as give three invited lectures on different applications of the cohort change ratio method.

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Researchers: Get Your ORCID!

An Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID) is a persistent digital ID used to accurately link researchers to their work.

Registering for an ORCID allows you to be correctly linked to your publications, keep track of your work, and distinguish yourself from researchers with similar names. An ORCID also stays with you wherever you go (including moving institutions), makes it easier to submit a history of your work for papers and funding, and automatically integrates with manuscript and grant submission workflows.

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