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What Are the Ethical Implications of Cameras in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Rooms? Clara Berridge Assesses the First Survey on the Topic November 16th, 2018
CSDE Research

CSDE Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Social Work, Clara Berridge, confronts the ethical implications of affordable web-enabled video cameras increasingly adopted by families in an effort protect elders in residential care from the possibility of harm. In the context of a growing aging population and intensifying strain on the direct care workforce, gerontologists and policy makers must delineate the ethical problems this practice responds to and presents.

In the article, “The Ethics of Cameras in Resident Rooms: Findings from a Survey of Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities,”

Join Us for the Second Biomarker Working Group on AddHealth Study Data November 16th, 2018
CSDE Research

The second Autumn 2018 Biomarker Working Group will take place on Tuesday, November 27, 2:00-3:00 PM, in 114 Raitt Hall. We will discuss the biomarker data collected in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) and its uses. Working group participants Vanessa Oddo, and CSDE Affiliates Anjum Hajat and Paula Nurius, have generously agreed to share their experiences with getting started with AddHealth data, and we’d like to invite others who have used any variables from AddHealth to add to this informal discussion.

CSDE Welcomes Four More Faculty Affiliates! November 16th, 2018
CSDE Research

CSDE’s Executive Committee is pleased to introduce four of our new UW Faculty Affiliates:

  • Jessica Jones-SmithAssociate Professor, Health Services & Epidemiology. Jones-Smith is an obesity epidemiologist who studies social, environmental and economic causes and correlates of obesity risk. Specifically, investigating distal drivers of nutrition-related health inequities.
  • Noah SeixasProfessor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Current research interests include characterization of exposures and intervention strategies to control exposures to noise in construction and welding fume in shipyards;
No CSDE Seminar this Friday Due to Thanksgiving Holiday November 16th, 2018
CSDE Seminar Series

We hope you enjoy the holiday!

See you again next week, for a talk by CSDE Affiliate Kam Wing Chan, Professor of Geography at UW.

Update to the Newer and Safer Wi-Fi Network November 14th, 2018
CSDE Research

PSA: The University of Washington now recommends the “eduroam” Wi-Fi network on campus. The new network is more secure and features strong over the air (OTA) encryption. To set it up, you can access the SecureW2 installer on a variety of platforms (browse to this link on your device) or scan this QR image on your phone or tablet.

Anissa Tanweer on Lessons Learned from Dissertation Fieldwork (QUAL Speaker Series, 11/15/2018) November 9th, 2018
Demography Event
When: 11/15/2018 12:30-1:30 PM
Where: CMU 218D

Lessons from Ethnographic Fieldwork in the Data Science Environment: Challenges and Opportunities of Studying Up, Over, Across and Through Anissa Tanweer, Ph.D., is a research scientist at the eScience Institute studying the practice and culture of data intensive, computational sciences and technologies. In this talk, she’ll discuss the experience of completing her dissertation project, which involved long-term, interdisciplinary, action-oriented participant-observation within the same institution that funded her research. She will focus on a number of challenges entailed in that work and her strategies for addressing them,

Symposium and Reception Honoring Professor Charles Hirschman – Looking Back to Find the Future: Reflections from Social Science for a Changing World November 9th, 2018
CSDE Seminar Series
When: 11/16/2018 Symposium 12:30-5:30 PM | Celebration 5:30-9:30 PM
Where: Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall

Charles Hirschman

Please join us for provocations and reflections with

  • Deans Robert Stacey and Sandra Archibald
  • Distinguished Visitors Patrick Heuveline, Maria-Giovanna Merli, Alejandro Portes, Kenneth Prewitt & Marta Tienda
  • UW Professors Dan Chirot, Sara Curran, Mark Long, Celia Lowe & Katherine Stovel

Celebration immediately following the symposium

  • Celebration Emcees Professors Jerry Herting and Stew Tolnay

Sponsored by

Department of Sociology
Evans School of Public Policy &

Asian Cities, Architectural Heritage, Civil Society and Urban Expansion (Denver, 3/19-3/21/2019) November 9th, 2018
Where: Association for Asian Studies and Social Science Research Council Dissertation Workshop Series

The Association for Asian Studies and the Social Science Research Council, with support from the Henry M. Luce Foundation, are pleased to announce the jointly organized AAS Dissertation Workshop Series. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the AAS annual conference in Denver, CO.

This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students, regardless of citizenship, in the humanities and social sciences who are (1) developing dissertation proposals or are in the early phases of research or dissertation writing;

CSDE Welcomes New Affiliates! November 9th, 2018
CSDE Research

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

  • Rachel BerneyAssistant Professor, Urban Design & Planning. Berney focuses on the history and contemporary conditions of urbanism and development in the Americas, with an emphasis on public space and the public realm.
  • Simon Stevenson Chair & John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Professor of Real Estate.
Assistant Professor, Geography (Urban Inequality & Health Disparities) November 9th, 2018
Where: University of California, Santa Barbara

The Department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Department is looking for exceptional individuals with particular emphasis in the area of urban inequality and health disparities. Urban social inequalities are observed at the individual, relationship/network, community/neighborhood, and societal levels, and are embedded in life course dynamics. The successful candidate will have research and teaching expertise on the social and structural determinants and/or observable manifestations of urban inequality at any of these levels.