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February 14, 2012

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CSDE WEEKLY SEMINAR
CSDE ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPOTLIGHTS
CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
CONFERENCES
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

CSDE WEEKLY SEMINAR

Dan Wang - Property Rights, Labor Mobility and Land Investment

Dan Wang, Dept. of Economics, UW
“Property Rights, Labor Mobility and Land Investment”

February 17, 2012
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Raitt 121

CSDE Seminar Schedule

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CSDE ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPOTLIGHTS

CSDE Traineeships for 2012-2013: Information for Applicants

Up to six funded traineeships (Fellowships) will be awarded in the competition for funded CSDE Traineeships for the 2012-13 academic year.
 
Eligibility: Current or prospective graduate students in departments and schools with CSDE-approved training programs in demography (Economics, Geography, Sociology, Statistics, Anthropology, Social Work, QERM, Epidemiology, and Public Affairs). US citizens and Permanent Residents can apply for NICHD Fellowships funded by NIH; fellowships funded by the Shanahan Endowment are open to all students.
 
Students should submit their applications directly to the director/coordinator of graduate studies, or the PhD program director, in their respective departments or schools by 5 pm on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012.
 
The CSDE Training Committee will make their selection decisions on March 16th. Decisions will be announced shortly thereafter.
 
Please find more information about the requirements of the CSDE Traineeship program and application details here.

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CAMPUS SEMINARS & EVENTS OF INTEREST

Anirban Basu - Estimating Lifetime or Episode-of-illness Costs under Censoring

CSSS Seminar Series
Anirban Basu, Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Services, School of Public Health & Department of Pharmacy, UW
 "Estimating Lifetime or Episode-of-illness Costs under Censoring"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
12:30pm
Savery 409

For the abstract, please go here.

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Majid Ezzati - What Are the Mortality Consequences of the Obesity Epidemic?

IHME Seminar
Majid Ezzati, PhD, Chair, Global Environmental Health, Imperial College, London; Affiliate Professor, Global Health, IHME
“What Are the Mortality Consequences of the Obesity Epidemic? Insights from Individual and Population-Based Data”

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
4:15 - 5:30 pm
IMHE office in Belltown
2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600

For the abstract, please go here.

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Junhong Kim - Using Network Methods to Assess Prosociality in High School Students

IPEM Seminar Series
Junhong Kim, Ph.D. student, UW Dept. of Anthropology and CSDE Trainee
“Using Network Methods to Assess Prosociality in Korean and U.S. High School Students”

Thursday, February 16, 2012
3:30 - 5:00pm
Mary Gates Hall 271

For the abstract, please go here.

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Youyi Fong - Penalized AUC Maximization with Kernel Property

UW Dept. of Biostatistics Seminar
Youyi Fong, PhD, Assistant Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“Penalized AUC Maximization with Kernel Property”

Thursday, February 16, 2012
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Health Sciences Building T639

For the abstract, please go here.

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Eben Kirksey - Freedom in Entangled Worlds

Presented by the Southeast Asia Center
Eben Kirksey, Mellon Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
“Freedom in Entangled Worlds”

Friday, February 17, 2012
12:30 - 2:00pm
Thomson Hall 317

Abstract:
Eben Kirksey first went to West Papua, the Indonesian-controlled half of New Guinea, in 1998 as an exchange student. His later study of West Papua's resistance to Indonesian occupiers and the forces of globalization morphed as he discovered that collaboration, rather than resistance, was the primary strategy of this dynamic social movement.
Accompanying indigenous activists to Washington, London, and the offices of the oil giant BP, Kirksey saw the revolutionaries' knack for getting inside institutions of power and building coalitions with unlikely allies. In this talk, Eben brings together stories from activists and his own experiences to describe the complicated avenues to freedom for Papua’s indigenous peoples.

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David R. Brillinger - The Nicholson Blowfly Experiments: Some History and EDA

UW Dept. of Statistics Seminar
David R. Brillinger, Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
“The Nicholson Blowfly Experiments: Some History and EDA”

Friday, February 17, 2012
3:30 pm
Gowen Hall 201

For the abstract, please go here.

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Understanding the Brain and How We Hear: Insights from Our Fish Ancestors

2012 Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series
Joseph Sisneros, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, UW
Richard Fay, Distinguished University Research Professor of Psychology, Loyola University Chicago (Emeritus) and Whitman Investigator at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Kane Hall 120

Fish represent perhaps the earliest and simplest examples of how the vertebrate auditory system detects and identifies biologically relevant sounds that are critical for survival. Drs. Sisneros and Fay will discuss studies that provide important insight into the origins, adaptations and evolution of the vertebrate auditory system for sound detection and communication.

For the full schedule of the 2012 Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series and to register to attend, please go here.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

(PAR-12-102)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 10, 2012, October 17, 2013, October 17, 2014 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objectives of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to: (1) establish and/or enhance academic-community partnerships; (2) identify community-driven research priorities, and (3) develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas. Thus, it is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs. The areas of focus for these partnerships may include one or more of the following community-health issues: infant mortality; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; health literacy; techniques for outreach and information dissemination; pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention; and violence prevention.

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CONFERENCES

Add Health 2012 Users Conference

The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health)  will host the tenth Add Health Users Conference in Bethesda, Maryland on July 26 - 27, 2012. The Call for Papers will be posted on the Add Health web site on February 17. Workshop registration will be available online May 21.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Anthropology Instructor - Irvine Valley College, California

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Irvine Valley College seeks a full time Anthropology Instructor. For the full announcement, please go here.

The application deadline is February 28, 2012.

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Fogarty Leadership Fellows Program Announcement

The Fogarty Leadership Fellows program provides graduate level (Master’s or PhD) students with specialized training to improve leadership, management and policy skills in the field of health sciences.  Fellows will receive intensive leadership, management and policy training during the spring 2012 quarter, followed by a bi-nationally mentored three-month project in Peru.

For the full announcement and application details, please go here.

The application Deadline is February 20, 2012.

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OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST

Census Bureau Releases Race and Ethnic Demographic Information from the 2010 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau has released new, detailed demographic information from the 2010 Census for up to 331 different race and ethnic groups down to the census tract level for Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi and Washington.

Please find the full content here.

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PAA/APC Publishes News from the Office of Government and Public Affairs

The Population Association of America/Association of Population Centers has released the February 2012 newsletter from the Office of Government and Public Affairs. Topics include the enactment of the Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations bill, and a proposal to merge six federal agencies.

Please read the full content here.

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