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CSDE’s Summer Workshops July 7th, 2018
CSDE Workshop

Designed to complement formal course instruction, CSDE Workshops are offered in a shorter, more accessible format responsive to the specific demographic research needs of CSDE’s Trainees and Faculty Affiliates. Join us for:

  • Introduction to Graphics in R: Tuesday, July 10th, 1:30-3:30pm
  • R Programming for Sample Size Calculations: Friday, July 20th, 1:30-3:30pm

Click below to register for each workshop.

Christine Leibbrand Examines How Non-Standard Work Schedules Shape Children’s Behavioral Outcomes July 7th, 2018
CSDE Research

9-to-5 work shifts aren’t the only solution for busy families. CSDE Trainee and Shanahan Fellow Christine Leibbrand, a graduate student in the Department of Sociology, examined the benefits of non-standard schedules in “Flexibility or Constraint? The Implications of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Nonstandard Schedules for Children’s Behavioral Outcomes.”

Leibbrand found that consistent working hours–no matter what time of day–provide families with flexibility and can even improve children’s behavior. She focused on two-parent families in which one parent worked a non-standard shift.

Butch de Castro and Eleanor Brindle Explore Health of Immigrants from the Philippines July 7th, 2018
CSDE Research

Although immigrants to the United States are typically healthier than their U.S.-born counterparts, the health of immigrants declines with duration of stay in the U.S. A team of researchers—which includes CSDE Affiliate Butch de Castro and CSDE Biodemography Director Eleanor Brindle—seeks to distinguish the effects of acculturation versus secular trends.

Butch de Castro, Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at the School of Nursing, co-authored the paper with Gilbert Gee,

Momentum Shift: How the Millennial Generation is Reshaping America (PAA, 7/16/18) July 7th, 2018
Demography Event
When: 07/16/2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: The Population Association of America

The U.S. is in the midst of a major demographic shift. In a dozen years the last of the Baby Boomers—which have dominated American society for decades—will reach retirement age; meanwhile the oldest of the so-called Millennials, today’s young adults, will have arrived at middle age. What does the rise of the Millennial generation mean for America? How will growing ethnic and racial diversity shape American society? What trends are implicated in this momentum shift—namely,

Call for Submissions: Applied Demography July 7th, 2018
Where: Population Association of America

The deadline for the Fall Edition of Applied Demography is August 6!

The Applied Demography Newsletter welcomes submissions of materials for publication in the Fall 2018 edition. Submissions may include book releases, recruitment with deadlines after September 1, 2018, or upcoming conferences. We would like to hear from the members of the State Data Centers (SDCs) and what is being done in your units. In addition, you may submit announcements about applied demography tools,

A Case Study of Integrating Inclusion, Collaboration, and Equity for a Sustainable Seattle Region (Seattle University, 7/22/18) July 7th, 2018
Demography Event
When: 07/22/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Seattle University

Description: The complex Green-Duwamish Watershed contains one of Seattle’s primary economic engines providing the region’s growth throughout the history of the City along with some of our nation’s most culturally and racially diverse communities. Significant population growth and climate change are challenging our region to adopt sustainable practices which requires the collaboration across government, business and community sectors.

Learn how challenges are being addressed through innovative programs which include diverse partnerships across all sectors,

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology July 7th, 2018
Where: Whitman College

Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington announces a one-year (with possibility of renewal) visiting faculty position in Sociology, effective August 2018. Ph.D. strongly preferred. Course load is five courses per year. The successful candidate will offer two sections of Social Problems and will participate in the senior thesis sequence. Other elective courses are open.

The online application will prompt submission of these required materials: a letter of application addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position;

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Behavior July 7th, 2018
Where: Mount Holyoke College

The Program in Neuroscience and Behavior at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in systems neuroscience beginning July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to build a rigorous program of high quality research that integrally involves the contributions of undergraduate students. Research interests across the discipline of neuroscience are welcome and may include vertebrate and invertebrate models, or computational approaches. We also seek candidates with a strong commitment to undergraduate education who will teach 4 courses per year,

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Anthropology July 7th, 2018
Where: Baylor University

The Department of Anthropology at Baylor University seeks to fill a post-doctoral fellowship focused on biomedical anthropology. This Fellow will join a growing department with interest in applied perspectives on the anthropology of health, broadly conceived. Candidates should have personal research interests that combine topics and tools from the social/behavioral and physical/life sciences to address problems relating to global/public health, human biology, and/or evolutionary medicine. The Fellow will work with Dr. Mark Flinn on ongoing projects related to child health and family relationships,

Assistant Professor of Formal Theory July 7th, 2018
Where: University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Department of Political Science invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position in the field of Formal Theory to begin September 1, 2019. We are especially interested in candidates with substantive interests in International Relations and/or Public Law, at the assistant professor rank. This is a university year appointment. Promise of excellence in research and teaching is required.

Application submission information available at