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January 24, 2012

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

CSDE WEEKLY SEMINAR

Joe Cook – TBA

Joe Cook, UW, Evans School of Public Affairs
TBA

Friday, January 27, 2012
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Raitt 121

CSDE Seminar Schedule

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CSDE ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPOTLIGHTS

The CSDE Website Has a New Look

We are delighted to announce that the CSDE website has a new design and colors. The visually redesigned site uses the same navigation and URLs, and thus there is no need to change your bookmarks or links to the site. Similarly the content is largely unchanged, though we are updating it to conform with changes at the Center that resulted from the self-study that was conducted in conjunction with preparing our 5-year center grant renewal application to NICHD. These changes are primarily to our Signature Research Themes and Infrastructure Cores.

Your highly efficient web browsers may initially incorrectly display the CSDE webpages, since browsers "cache" elements of the site so they load quickly. Now that new elements need to be loaded, "purging" your cache, or hitting "F5" to reload the page should do the trick and give you the full, new look.

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CSDE AFFILIATE & TRAINEE NEWS

Kam Wing Chan Interviewed for News Article by Agence France-Presse

Kam Wing Chan was interviewed for a story on urbanization in China. Read the January 23, 2012 article here.

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CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST

Murali Haran – TBA

CSSS Seminar Series
Murali Haran, Associate Professor of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University
TBA

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
12:30 pm
Savery 409

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UW Information Technology Department Presents Classroom Tech Demo

UW-IT is holding a demo session on use of technology in the classroom, including the use of SQLShare to analyze large data sets.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
3:00 pm
Odegaard 220

The presentation will begin with an overview of key findings from UW-IT's Triennial Surveys on Teaching, Learning, and Research Technologies. These surveys gather information from faculty members, researchers, teaching assistants, and students at UW-Seattle about how they use technology to do their work; what support and obstacles they experience in using technology; and where they believe the UW should place its resources in the future.

Following the survey overview, several UW faculty members will offer Ignite! presentations on innovative uses of technology for teaching and learning.  Each 5-minute presentation will be followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.  Currently, the Ignite! line-up includes:

• Using the Canvas eLearning system to hold virtual office hours: AJ Boydston, Chemistry
• Helping students analyze extremely large data sets with SQLShare: Robin Kodner, Oceanography
• Keeping students engaged with back channel chat in a lecture class: Mike Eisenberg, iSchool
• Using the ALEKS intelligent tutoring system to get Chemistry students up to speed: Phil Reid, Chemistry
• Simplifying lecture capture, increasing class engagement, and easing review of course material with Tegrity: TBD

In addition to the presentations, stations will be available for hands-on demos of Canvas and Tegrity.

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Christopher J.L. Murray - Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study

IHME Seminar
Christopher J.L. Murray, MD, DPhil, IHME Director, Professor of Global Health, UW
“Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors 2010 Study: Advancements, Results, and Implications”

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
4:00 pm
IMHE office in Belltown
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600

For the abstract, please go here.

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Jane M. Simoni - Publishing in the Social Sciences or Health Sciences

UW Libraries Workshop
Jane M. Simoni, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology, UW
“Publishing in the Social Sciences or Health Sciences”

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Research Commons - Room Green A

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Jill Jones - Women, Work, and Health in the Casino Industry

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Seminar
Jill Jones, PhD,Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Nevada
"Women, Work, and Health in the Casino Industry"

Thursday, January 26, 2012
12:30 - 1:20pm
Health Sciences Building, D-209

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Darryl Holman - Etiologic Models for Measuring Developmental Noise

IPEM Seminar
Darryl Holman, Department of Anthropology, UW
“Etiologic Models for Measuring Developmental Noise in… Bilateral Traits”
Thursday, Jan 26th, 2012
3:30 pm
Mary Gates Hall 271

Abstract:
For over a half-century biologists have used departures from perfect symmetry as a means of exploring developmental stability and the effects of stresses on development. The tool most commonly used to investigate asymmetry has been the distribution of left-minus-right (LMR) values of a character.  This distribution has been used to quantify two types of bilateral asymmetry: directional asymmetry (DA) and fluctuating asymmetry (FA).……We develop a new approach for investigating asymmetries.  Rather that using the LMR distribution as the basis for quantifying asymmetry, our approach is to estimate a distribution of developmental noise along with the distribution of the underlying trait itself.  We base this approach, to the extent possible, on the processes believed to bring about the expression of bilateral traits.  As a result, parameter estimates for traits should provide insight into developmental processes and disruptions by which asymmetries arise.

We begin by discussing some of problems and limitations inherent in the traditional methods for studying asymmetries and developmental noise. Next, we describe the new method for directly investigating developmental stability that is applicable to a wide variety of traits, and solves many of the problems encountered by the traditional analytic methods.  Finally, we provide a number of examples of the new method.

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Leonie Newhouse - TBA

UW Geography Colloquium
Leonie Newhouse, UW Geography
TBA

Friday, January 27, 2012
3:30 pm
Smith 304

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Seik Kim - Statistical Discrimination, Employer Learning, and Employment Differentials

WCPC Seminar Series
Seik Kim, Assistant Professor, Economics, UW
"Statistical Discrimination, Employer Learning, and Employment Differentials by Race, Gender, and Education"

Monday, January 30
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Parrington Hall Commons, Room 308

Abstract:
Previous papers on testing for statistical discrimination require variables that employers do not observe directly, but are observed by researchers or data on employer-provided performance measures. This paper develops a test that does not rely on these specific variables. The proposed test can be performed with individual-level cross-section data on employment status, potential experience, and some variables on which discrimination is based, such as race, gender, and education. This paper shows that if employers statistically discriminate among inexperienced workers, but learn about their productivity over time, then the unemployment rates for discriminated groups will be higher than those for non-discriminated groups at the time of labor market entry and that the unemployment rates for discriminated groups will decline faster than those for non-discriminated groups with experience. Using the March CPS for 1977-2010, the preliminary results suggest that employers statistically discriminate on the basis of race and education, but not on the basis of gender.

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Richard Lester - mHealth and Global HIV/AIDS Control: What Works and Where is it Going?

WGHA Discovery Series
Richard Lester, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of British Columbia
“mHealth and Global HIV/AIDS Control: What Works and Where is it Going?”

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Bioengineering Building (Foege North), Room N130

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Kim Ives – Two Years of Reconstruction: Where Haiti is Now

UW Department of Global Health
Presentation by Kim Ives, who is a founding editor of the weekly newspaper Haďti Liberté, the host of a weekly Haiti show on WBAI-FM, and a filmmaker who has helped produce several documentaries about Haiti, including Rezistans (1997). He is a founding member of the International Support Haiti Network (ISHN) and a contributor to several books on Haiti, including Haiti: A Slave Revolution (2004).
“Two Years of Reconstruction: Where Haiti is Now”

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Health Sciences Building, Room T-747

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Evans School of Public Affairs Faculty Roundtable - The Changing Face of American Poverty

Evans School of Public Affairs Faculty Roundtable
Robert D. Plotnick, Professor of Public Affairs, Adjunct Professor of Economics, and Director Emeritus of CSDE
Marieka M. Klawitter, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Rachel Garshick Kleit, AssociateProfessor
Marcia Meyers, Associate Professor, Principal Investigator and Director for the WCPC


“The Changing Face of American Poverty”
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater

For details, please go here.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Royalty Research Fund Spring 2012 Announcement

The next round of Royalty Research Fund proposals are due in OR Monday, March 5, 2012, by 5:00 pm.

RRFs must be entered on the electronic SAGE system and require on-line approvals from the PI, Chair and Dean (Ann DePasquale or Vicky Palm are authorized to sign for the Dean).  We need to receive RRFs in the Dean's Office for review and signature by Thursday, March 1, 2012.  The RRF program is strict about deadlines and there is only room to correct errors or issues with your proposal if lead time is built in!

Thanks,
Vicky Palm’
A&S Dean's Office

Members of the UW Research Community:

This is to announce the Spring 2012 round of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF).  Proposals are due on Monday, March 5, by 5:00 PM.

The RRF proposal submission and review process is electronic - all proposals must be submitted using SAGE (System to Administer Grants Electronically).  Briefly, the RRF application consists of an eGC1 (electronic Grant and Contracts Form 1, created online in SAGE), the proposal documents, and the suggested reviewers memo.  The proposal documents are gathered into a single PDF file and attached electronically to the eGC1. The completed application is then routed electronically to all of the individuals that need to approve the proposal (Chairs, Directors and Deans).  It is then automatically routed to RRF staff who review the proposal for adherence to instructions/program rules. The suggested reviewers memo is submitted separately to a special email account; this completes the submission process.

In our ongoing efforts to improve service, the RRF program continues to evolve and there are changes to the rules and/or application instructions each round. Therefore, please advise your faculty and staff that it is essential that applicants thoroughly read and carefully follow all instructions each round. Proposals that do not adhere to the guidelines will be returned for immediate correction and resubmission if time permits; otherwise, they will not be considered eligible for funding. Additionally, it is the applicants' responsibility to find out how much lead time is required by each unit which needs to approve their proposal, through the Dean's level.  We strongly encourage all applicants to monitor the progress of their application throughout the approval process. Applications not fully approved by the RRF deadline will not be accepted - NO EXCEPTIONS.

A more extensive cover letter is here.

The RRF application instructions, including specific directions for completing the eGC1, are currently available at the Office of Research web site.

As a reminder, Deans, Directors and Chairs should only be approving RRF proposals for faculty who are eligible for the program; see the full eligibility section on the RRF home page referenced above. Faculty with acting, affiliate, or visiting appointments are not eligible. In addition, if a UW faculty member holds an eligible rank but is based at another institution (i.e. Seattle Children's or Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), his/her extramural grants must be run through the UW in order to be eligible for an RRF award.……Please don't hesitate to contact the RRF administrative staff if you have questions about the program; new applicants should contact Peter Wilsnack,doogieh@uw.edu, (685-9316) and existing awardees should contact Barbara Thompson,bthompso@uw.edu, (616-9089). Questions about SAGE and the eGC1 should be directed to the SAGE help desk, sagehelp@uw.edu, (685-8335).

Judy Ramey
Professor, Human Centered Design and Engineering and Chair, Royalty Research Fund

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Institute for Research on Poverty - Small Grants Program

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) seeks to fund extramural research that will enhance our understanding of the relationship of family complexity to poverty and public policy, one of three integrated research themes shaping IRP’s research agenda as a DHHS/ASPE National Poverty Research Center.

IRP anticipates funding up to five projects, with a maximum award of $20,000 each, to emerging scholars. Grantees will benefit from consultation with IRP senior affiliates, with each other, and—during a workshop at which grantees will present their draft paper—with other senior poverty scholars.  Applicants must hold a doctorate or the highest degree appropriate for their discipline, and must have received their Ph.D. or its equivalent after January 1, 2004.

Proposals are due before 5 pm CST on Thursday, March 1, 2012.

The full announcement and application instructions are here.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Vice Provost-Undergraduate Affairs - Eastern Washington University

The VPUA will supervise various academic support programs involved in delivering general advising, tutoring, educational opportunity programs, supplemental learning development, and specialized support services for targeted student populations such as first generation students and high-risk admissions. For the full listing, please go here.

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Lecturer, Environmental Politics - University of Sydney, Australia

The University of Sydney’s Department of Government and International Relations is seeking a lecturer in Environmental Politics. Applicants with expertise in any area of environmental politics are welcome, but applications are particularly encouraged from those with a comparative focus and/or interest in Australian environmental politics and policy. For the full listing, please go here.

The application deadline is February 15, 2012.

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Internship Opportunities at the Census Bureau

The Demographic Directorate of the U.S. Census Bureau is currently accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Internship Program. An internship with the Census Bureau provides students with the opportunity to study a variety of social, demographic and economic conditions.

For the full listing, please go here.

Additional information regarding internship opportunities can be found here.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Columbia University, New York

Applications are open for the 2012-2013 International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching (INTERACT) Fellowship. INTERACT is a pioneering program at Columbia University that focuses on developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, trans-regional, and interdisciplinary study. For details, please go here.

The application deadline is February 10, 2012.

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OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

NSF Announces Federated Logins to Research.gov

UW faculty and staff who use Research.gov can log in via federated logins from the UW using their UW NetID and password.

Once logged in to Research.gov, users can connect seamlessly to FastLane's Principal Investigator services without having to log in again.

For details, please go here.

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