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Spotlight on Neal Marquez, Fall 2018 Lightning Talks and Poster Session Winner January 18th, 2019
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The Government of Turkey has prioritized integrating its more than 3.5 million registered Syrian refugees into Turkish society. How successful have they been in incorporating the refugees into the population? CSDE Trainee Neal Marquez presented research that addresses this question at the fall CSDE Lightning Talks and Poster Session, and received the award for best poster. He will also present this novel work in the Social Media and Population Processes Session at the PAA annual meeting this April and at the Data 4 Refugees (D4R) Challenge Workshop in Istanbul.

CSDE Affiliate Ann Bostrom Elected to Board of Directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science January 18th, 2019
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Congratulations to CSDE Affiliate and CSDE Executive Committee Member, Ann Bostrom (Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance), who was just elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science! The AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people. As an elected member of the Board, Ann looks forward to championing these efforts to democratize and advance science.

Leading Effective Class Discussions (Sociology Graduate Brownbag, 1/29/2019) January 18th, 2019
Demography Event
When: 01/29/2019 12:30-2:00 PM
Where: Savery 409

Please join us for a departmental teaching brownbag. We will be talking about how to lead effective class discussions, and we will kick things off with some insights from Callie Burt and Julie Brines. This is a welcoming and relaxed space where we can discuss the joys and challenges of teaching. Come share your tips, techniques, or questions. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Privacy (Cybersecurity and Technology Futures Series, 1/23/2019) January 18th, 2019
Demography Event
When: 01/23/2019 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Where: Petersen Room, Allen Library, 4th Floor, Room 485

Frances Dewing, Rubica

Ivana Lichtscheidl, Pioneer Human Services

Ann Nagel, UW Privacy Office

Moderator: Sara Curran, UW Jackson School of International Studies

Labor Studies Social (Meet-and-Greet, 1/23/2019) January 18th, 2019
Demography Event
When: 01/23/2019 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: HUB, Room 334

Husky Union Building (HUB), Room 334

Join the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at our annual meet-and-greet dedicated to networking Labor Studies faculty and students at the University of Washington.
Meet other faculty and students interested in Labor Studies from departments across campus

  • Learn more about scholarships and research grants opportunities
  • Learn about internship opportunities with local labor organizations
  • Meet Seattle area labor leaders
  • Enjoy drinks and refreshments!
National Academies Communication Awards January 18th, 2019
Where: The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative

The National Academies Communication Awards recognize, promote, and encourage effective communication of science, engineering, medicine, and/or interdisciplinary work within and beyond the scientific community.

Communication across disciplines and the promotion of public engagement with science, technology, and health contribute significantly the advancement of research and the ability of science to touch our daily lives. Nominations for the National Academies’ Communication Awards- which are accepted in four categories: Book, Film/Radio/TV, Magazine/Newspaper, and Online – recognize individuals or teams for creative,

Royalty Research Fund Grant Program January 18th, 2019
Where: Office of Research, UW

Members of the UW Research Community:

This is to announce the Spring 2019 round of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) grant program. The RRF proposal submission and review process is electronic – all proposals are submitted using SAGE (System to Administer Grants Electronically). Proposals are due Monday, March 4, by 5:00 PM. Awards will be announced by June 15, 2019.

Unlike agency-funded grants, RRF grants are not awarded to supplement or continue existing successful research programs.

Winter 2019 Dissertation Fellowships January 18th, 2019
Where: West Coast Poverty Center

The West Coast Poverty Center is currently accepting applications for this year’s dissertation fellowships, which will be offered through at least 2021 as part of our membership in the U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers. Please pass the attached information along to any interested students, and keep this funding source in mind for students considering poverty-related dissertation topics.

ABOUT THE AWARDS: We invite applications from doctoral students at the University of Washington for the 2018-19 West Coast Poverty Center Dissertation Research Fellowship competition.

Research Consultant, Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence January 18th, 2019
Where: UW Medicine


  • This .50 FTE position will be responsible for the design and implementation of complex palliative care quality metrics and the development of a quality assurance program that monitors and tracks these metrics across the UW Medicine Healthcare System.
  • This position will be responsible for implementing a quality metrics program across all UW Medicine entities as well as with community partners. The Research Consultant will lead efforts to establish and assess clinical metrics that are core to UW Medicine strategic plan.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Racial Inequalities in Environmental Toxicants January 18th, 2019
Where: University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (UMISR)

The program is recruiting post-doctoral research fellows to study racial residential segregation and racial inequalities in environmental toxicants. Fellows will work with Dr. Margaret Hicken on a research project on the intersection between environmental toxicants and social and economic inequalities and their relation to racial health inequalities in the US.