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CSSCR Spring Quarter Classes March 28th, 2017
Demography Event
When: Spring Quarter
Where: University of Washington

Sign-ups are now open for CSSCR’s free Spring Quarter courses. For more information, consult the course listing below.

Intro to GIS March 28th, 2017
CSDE Workshop
When: 04/10/2017 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Where: University of Washington, Savery 117

This workshop will begin by presenting an overview of the basic concepts of Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Armed with an understanding of what GIS is, students will complete a hands-on tutorial introducing ESRI’s ArcGIS software. Topics covered during the first week’s lab will include working with GIS data, simple data queries, and map creation (symbolization, labeling, layout and export). Building on the basic concepts covered during the first week, week 2 will focus entirely on hands-on training in GIS for demographic research.

Senior Research Associate in Social Sciences March 28th, 2017
Where: University of Chicago

The Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST), a multidisciplinary research center in the University of Chicago’s Social Sciences Division, invites applications for a full-time Senior Research Associate.

CPOST is an international security affairs research institute at the University of Chicago. Founded in 2004 by Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, CPOST is best known for creating and maintaining the most comprehensive and transparent suicide attack database available.

Lecturer in Sociology March 28th, 2017
Where: Whitworth University

The Sociology Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a Lecturer in Sociology with an emphasis on social welfare and applied sociology, criminal justice, and social research methods and statistics. This is a one-year position while the department does a full search for a tenure-track assistant professor.

The Whitworth Sociology Department’s mission is to prepare students with the skills to describe, explain, interpret, and make a difference in social life. The department equips students to promote well-being in the arenas of social life around them and encourages students to explore the relationships between sociology and faith.

Assistant Professor of Gender Studies March 28th, 2017
Where: University of Southern Indiana

The Gender Studies Program at the University of Southern Indiana invites applicants for a tenure track teaching position in Gender Studies at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2017. The Gender Studies Program is interdisciplinary and incorporates courses and faculty from various fields across the College of Liberal Arts. The position requires teaching Introduction to Gender Studies, (theoretical) Perspectives on Gender, and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. This position requires teaching or research in the intersectionality of gender,

Computational Demography Group March 28th, 2017
CSDE Research
When: 03/30/2017 12:00 PM
Where: University of Washington, Raitt 114

CSDE is organizing informal meetings to discuss topics related to demographic data, computational and statistical methods; to workshop research in progress of graduate students and faculty; and to share tools via demos or tutorials.

The first meeting for the Spring quarter will be this Thursday (March 30th) at 12:00 PM in Raitt 114.

Afra Mashadi wll lead the discussion about a proposal for the “data for climate action challenge (D4CA)”. General information about the data for climate action can be found here.

CSSS Seminar: Inference for Social Network Models from Egocentrically-Sampled Data March 28th, 2017
Demography Event
When: 03/29/2017 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Where: University of Washington, Savery 409

Abstract: Egocentric network sampling observes the network of interest from the point of view of a set of sampled actors, who provide information about themselves and anonymised information on their network neighbours. In survey research, this is often the most practical, and sometimes the only, way to observe certain classes of networks, with the sexual networks that underlie HIV transmission being the archetypal case. Although methods exist for recovering some descriptive network features, there is no rigorous and practical statistical foundation for estimation and inference for network models from such data.

Pressures on Principal Investigators and Their Need of Support: A Consultation March 28th, 2017
Demography Event
When: 04/05/2017 3:30 - 4:20 PM
Where: University of Washington, Physics/Astronomy Auditorium A118

SPEAKER: Sir Philip Campbell, Editor in Chief, Nature

ABSTRACT: The role of PIs in sustaining the progress and robustness of research is critically important, and yet the pressures on them – some well advised, some not – seem to keep growing. To help Nature’s future coverage of these issues, I will present an overview of some of the key pressures on PIs and invite insights and proposals into how funders, universities and journals might best mitigate them.

Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship March 28th, 2017

The Graduate School Presidential Dissertation award is intended to assist Ph.D. candidates in the final stages of writing and completing their dissertations. The 2017-18 Dissertation Fellowship is a one-quarter award established with support of the University President.

The purpose of these awards is to relieve graduate students of their teaching duties or other employment not directly related to the dissertation in order to devote their full time to writing the dissertation. Typically, during the tenure of the award service responsibilities are suspended.

Scholarships for Research, Study, and Internships in Germany March 28th, 2017
When: 03/30/2017 4:30 PM
Where: University of Washington, Mary Gates Hall 171

Next week, Peter Kerrigan from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) New York Office is visiting the University of Washington to host a general information session for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in studying, interning or researching in Germany.

There are both long-term and short-term funding opportunities available for study, research, and internships. The awards are open to students from all academic disciplines and from any country of citizenship.