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CSSS Seminar: Using a Probabilistic Model to Assist Merging of Large-scale Administrative Records February 23rd, 2017
Demography Event
When: 03/01/2017 12:30 - 1:30 PM PT
Where: University of Washington, Savery 409

Abstract: Since most social science research relies upon multiple data sources, merging data sets is an essential part of workflow for many researchers. In many situations, however, a unique identifier that unambiguously links data sets is unavailable and data sets may contain missing and inaccurate information. As a result, researchers can no longer combine data sets “by hand” without sacrificing the quality of the resulting merged data set. This problem is especially severe when merging large-scale administrative records such as voter files.

Population Research Discovery Seminar: Kristina Olson February 23rd, 2017
CSDE Seminar Series
When: 03/03/2017 12:30 - 1:30 PM PT
Where: University of Washington, Communications 120

When Sex and Gender Collide: The TransYouth Project

Announced on our day of birth or even months before, sex (and gender) begin to serve as a central social category, defining our lives in a plethora of ways. While the study of how we come to understand our own gender and the influence gender has on our lives has been central to the study of human psychology for decades, nearly all research to date has focused on people who experience “typical” gender identity (gender identity that aligns with one’s sex).

UW Family Medicine Seminar: Crisis in US Health Care February 21st, 2017
Demography Event
When: 03/07/2017 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
Where: 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 308, Room 357

Crisis in US Health Care: Threats of GOP Actions to Repeal, Replace, or “Repair” the ACA

Dr. Geyman will summarize the overall Republican plan to “reform” our health care system, describe how its components won’t work, and discuss their adverse impacts on patients, families, and the system. He will point out the dilemma that faces the GOP as it tries to take the ACA apart without an adequate or coherent replacement plan and summarize what we can expect of the chaos that will result.

CSSS Seminar: Integrating Multiple Time Scales February 21st, 2017
Demography Event
When: 02/22/2017 12:30 - 1:30 PM PT
Where: University of Washington, Savery 409

Abstract: The theoretical foundations of lifespan development are situated in thinking about long-term change over years and decades – and are typically examined using growth models. Social exchange and individual behavior, however, are enacted in the day-to-day and minute-to-minute and examined using models of intraindividual variability. Can these two paradigms be integrated? Drawing on empirical illustrations, we try out a set of ideas about how new technologies may afford observation of ZOOTS – ZOOms, Tensions,

Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology February 21st, 2017
Where: Skidmore College

The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for up to two one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor positions in cultural anthropology. The position begins September 2017. The College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community, particularly through their inclusive teaching. We seek a broadly trained cultural anthropologist with fieldwork experience in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia or another geographic area that complements existing faculty expertise in East Asia,

Assistant Professor in Environmental Justice February 21st, 2017
Where: Brown University

The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor with expertise in Human Geography or Physical Geography, doing research relevant to questions of environmental justice, and an interest in working to promote diversity within environmental disciplines. This is a three-year position with potential for renewal based on performance. The position involves three distinct roles: (1) conducting a varied portfolio of teaching activities, including undergraduate geography courses, student advising and senior thesis mentoring;

Assistant Professor in Spatial Studies February 21st, 2017
Where: University of Redlands

The University of Redlands Spatial Studies Program seeks applicants for a one-year, renewable up to three years, visiting assistant professor position. The visitor will teach six course equivalents/year within our undergraduate Spatial Studies Minor Program. These diverse teaching responsibilities extend over an 9-month period each year.

The successful candidate will teach introductory GIS and spatial thinking courses targeted towards undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines, including environmental studies, humanities, social sciences,

Preceptor in Geospatial Analysis February 21st, 2017
Where: Harvard University

Harvard University seeks applications for a preceptor in Geospatial Analysis. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017. The preceptor will be responsible for designing and teaching introductory undergraduate and graduate courses in geospatial analysis, including geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, and related geospatial science and technology, primarily for students in the social sciences and environmental sciences; work in collaboration with faculty and the Center for Geographic Analysis to develop geospatial analysis methods and geographic data for various courses in the social sciences,

Call for Papers: Social Media and Demographic Research February 21st, 2017
When: 05/15/2017
Where: Montreal, Canada

This Research Workshop, sponsored by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Big Data and Population Processes and organized by CSDE Training Director Emilio Zagheni, is a side event at the 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media ICWSM-17, taking place in Montreal, Canada, 16-18 May 2017.

The IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes invites contributions from colleagues interested in Computational Demography. The Panel encourages submissions from researchers who wish to present their work,

Call for Papers: Subjective Well-being and Demography at PAA 2017 February 21st, 2017
When: 04/26/2017
Where: Chicago, IL

This workshop is organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Subjective Well-being and Demographic Events as a pre-conference side meeting at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, taking place in Chicago, 27-29 April 2017. The workshop will take place from 1 to 6 pm on the afternoon before the PAA Welcome Mixer, on Wednesday, 26 April 2017.

With the ever increasing research interest in subjective well-being, also in demography,