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November 17, 2009

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

CSDE WEEKLY SEMINAR

Kasey Buckles - Season of Birth and Later Outcomes: Old Questions, New Answers

Kasey Buckles, University of Notre Dame
Season of Birth and Later Outcomes: Old Questions, New Answers

Friday, November 20,2009
12:30 - 1:30 pm
University of Washington Club Conference Room – Please note different location

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CSDE AFFILIATE & TRAINEE NEWS

Mark Long’s Research Cited in Forbes Magazine

Mark Long's research on how college quality affects early adult outcomes, including early career earnings, was cited in the article "Why Elite Colleges Don't Equal Earnings" in Forbes Magazine, September 18, 2009.

Read the Forbes article here.

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CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST

Michael Specter - Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives

The World Affairs Council
Michael Specter, author of the upcoming book "Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives." In his book Specter calls for a popular movement to restore respect for testable scientific knowledge.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
6:30 PM
Kane Hall 110

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John Stamets - The Inside Story: What Really Happened During the Reconstruction of Savery Hall

John Stamets, UW Architecture
The Inside Story: What Really Happened During the Reconstruction of Savery Hall

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
6:30 pm
Gould Hall 322

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Claus Portner - The Determinants of Sex-Selective Abortions

CSSS Seminar Series
Claus Portner, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Washington
The Determinants of Sex-Selective Abortions

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
12:30 - 1:20 pm
Savery 409

More information is here.

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Siobhan Mattison - Does Inheritance System Matter?

Biocultural Anthropology Seminar Series (BASS)
Siobhan Mattison, PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, and CSDE Fellow, UW
Does inheritance system matter? Factors predicting the proportion of boys among matrilineal v. patrilineal Mosuo

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
3:30-5:00 pm
Denny Hall 401

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David Bishai - Measles Eradication by 2020? Economics and Epidemiology

IHME Seminar Series
David Bishai, Associate Professor of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Measles Eradication by 2020? Economics and Epidemiology

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
4:00 – 5:30 pm
IHME Offices

More information is here.

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Anthony Di Fiore - Agent-based Simulation Modeling in Primate Behavioral Ecology

IGERT Program in Evolutionary Modeling Seminar Series
Anthony Di Fiore, Department of Anthropology, New York University
Agent-based simulation modeling in primate behavioral ecology: History and recent applications

Thursday, November 19, 2009
3:30 – 5:00 pm
Kane 019 (live video conference from WSU-Pullman)

More information is here.

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Katharyne Mitchell - Ungoverned Space: Global Security and the Geopolitics of Broken Windows

Geography Colloquium
Katharyne Mitchell, Professor and Chair, Department of Geograhpy, UW
Ungoverned Space: Global Security and the Geopolitics of Broken Windows

Friday, November 20, 2009
3:30pm
Smith 304

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Seeding National Mentoring Networks to Enhance Diversity of the Mental Health Research Workforce (U24)

(RFA-MH-10-050)
National Institute of Mental Health
Application Receipt Date(s): September 29, 2010

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, solicits Resource-Related Research Projects-Cooperative Agreement (U24) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conceptualize, plan and pilot an innovative prototype of a national infrastructure to mentor individuals from diverse backgrounds who are conducting research relevant to the mission of the NIMH.  In response to recommendations from the 2008 National Advisory Mental Health Council Workgroup on Research Training, the NIMH is encouraging creation of innovative national mentoring networks in scientific domains pertinent to the NIMH mission. It is expected that these networks will enhance the professional development of the participating individuals, sustain their career trajectory through research independence, and lead to scientific advances that will help transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness and HIV/AIDS.

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Leveraging Existing Health care Networks to Transform Effectiveness Research (U19)

(RFA-MH-10-030)
National Institute of Mental Health
Application Receipt Date(s): January 12, 2010

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), solicits grant applications for a three-year cooperative agreement from researchers with experience conducting studies within large integrated health care delivery systems to develop and support a Mental Health Research Network (MHRN).  Respondents to the FOA will develop infrastructure that will leverage existing health care delivery systems to efficiently test the effectiveness of treatment, preventive and services interventions to improve care for people with mental disorders.  Applicants will propose a research infrastructure that demonstrates the ability to identify, recruit and enroll large patient populations into effectiveness trials, harmonize electronic medical record data across multiple integrated systems for research use, pool data for common analyses, and build capacity for the collection and storage of biologic material.  In addition, the MHRN program will conduct multi-site, collaborative, Mental Health research projects using integrated data systems, including at least one pilot intervention effectiveness study and perform short-term investigations of emerging mental health issues within health care systems.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Associate Professor - Texas A&M University, Sociology

Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Associate Professor of Sociology, Tenure-track. Required: Ph.D. in Sociology from an accredited university; current rank of Associate Professor; five years of full-time college teaching. Preferred: previous administrative experience; area of specialization is open but, preference will be given to candidates with strong background in research methods, demography, and social institutions; evidence of an active research agenda with scholarly publications; documented funded research activity; experience with Web-based instruction. Responsibilities: Program Coordinator; teaching courses as assigned; advise students; engage in service to the university, community and profession. Nine-month salary: competitive and based on experience and rank.  Screening of completed files will begin January 19, 2010.

More information is here.

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Assistant or Associate Professor - Colorado School of Public Health, Health Systems, Management and Policy

The Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level. We seek candidates with expertise in one or more areas of health services research. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, health economics, health services research, health policy, medical sociology, demography, organizational research, medicine, law and health outcomes and comparative effectiveness research. The successful candidate will conduct rigorous, externally funded research and teach and advise students in one or more of the Department's graduate degree programs.

More information is here.

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Assistant Professor - Fordham University, Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 1, 2010. Candidates should be able to teach statistics and research methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and their scholarly work and publication should include aspects of social inequalities (class, race, ethnicity, gender, etc.). Applicants must have the Ph.D. in sociology no later than September 1, 2010, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and an active program of research and publication. Principal teaching responsibilities will be in the undergraduate program at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (in Manhattan) with some teaching in the graduate program at Rose Hill (in the Bronx). Applicants should submit a cover letter plus two copies of the following: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) two publications or other samples of scholarly writing, (3) teaching evaluations, and (4) names of three references with contact information. Reviewing will begin December 1, but applications will be accepted until the postmark deadline of December 15, 2009. Please send applications to: Dr. Allan Gilbert, Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Fordham University, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx NY 10458. Fordham University is an independent Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.

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Assistant Professor - Fordham University, Cultural Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in cultural anthropology at the Assistant Professor level, effective September 1, 2010. Geographic areas sought are the Middle East and North Africa as well as expertise in gender, religion, globalization, visual ethnography, cultural politics, and urban studies. Preference will be given to those who can contribute to Fordham’s undergraduate Middle East Studies program, though strong candidates with other area specializations may be considered. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in anthropology, demonstrated excellence in teaching, an active program of research and publication, and a commitment to teaching and service. Principal teaching responsibilities will be in the undergraduate program within Fordham College at Lincoln Center (in Manhattan), but there will also be an opportunity to teach in the sociology graduate program at Rose Hill (in the Bronx). Interested applicants should submit in hard copy a cover letter, plus two copies of the following: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) two publications or other samples of scholarly writing, (3) teaching evaluations, and (4) names of three references with contact information. Reviewing will begin December 1, but applications will be accepted until the postmark deadline of December 20, 2009. Please send applications to: Allan S. Gilbert, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

ASA/NSF Federal Statistics Fellowship Program

The ASA/NSF/Federal Statistics Fellowship program is jointly supported by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Census Bureau, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The general objective of the program is to foster collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts that will continue to stimulate the development and advancement of methodology and social science research relevant to issues on which federal statistical agencies seek to provide information. The program accomplishes this by bringing academic researchers to work with statisticians and social scientists in the three federal agencies for up to one year.

Applicants for fellowships should have academically recognized research records and considerable expertise in their areas of proposed research. They must submit detailed research proposals for competitive evaluation by a program review board representing BEA, ASA, and academia. The proposed research may be in any area related to the measurement of economic activity, and may take the form of conceptual or methodological studies related to the BEA accounts. The application deadline is January 30, 2010. Final decisions will be made by late March.

More information is here.

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