Fall 2009 Colloquium

The colloquium of the Population Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania meets most Mondays from 12:00pm (noon) until 1:00pm in Room 103 in the McNeil Building (3718 Locust Walk) during the academic year. Sessions start and end promptly. Attendees are invited to bring and eat their lunch. There is also the possibility of having lunch with our colloquium speakers; please contact Dawn Ryan at psc_staffcolloquium@mailman.ssc.upenn.edu if you are interested in joining the speaker for lunch. If you are interested in speaking at one of our colloquium sessions, please contact Herbert L. Smith at hsmith@pop.upenn.edu. Population Studies Center events may be photographed and/or video recorded for educational and promotional use.

September 2009

September 21, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Skilled Migration Conundrum
Mariano Sana Associate Professor of Sociology - Vanderbilt University
103 McNeil
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September 28, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Search for Oppositional Culture: Perception of Opportunity and Schooling among Adolescent
Angel L. Harris Assistant Professor of Sociology - Princeton University
103 McNeil
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October 2009

October 5, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
A 'Mincer' Result for U.S. Marriage
Robert Moffitt Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics - ohns Hopkins University
103 McNeil
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October 12, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Effect of Maternal Stress on Birth Outcomes: Exploiting a Natural Experiment
Florencia Torche Assistant Professor of Sociology - New York University
103 McNeil
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October 26, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Fat, pathogens, and CRP: A comparative, life course perspective on the early origins of inflammation
Thomas W. McDade Associate Professor of Anthropology - Northwestern University
103 McNeil
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November 2009

November 2, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
What's Causing US Life Expectancy to Fall Behind Peers?
Samuel H. Preston Frederick J. Warren Professor of Demography - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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November 9, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Childhood Nutritional Deprivation and Cognitive Impairment among Older Adults in China
Mark D. Hayward Professor of Sociology - University of Texas, Austin
103 McNeil
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November 16, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kyle Crowder Howard W. Odum Distinguished Professor - UNC Chapel Hill
103 McNeil
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November 23, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Neighborhood Stressors and Health: Crime Spikes, Social Cohesion, and Short-Term Variability in BMI
Christopher Browning Associate Professor of Sociology - Ohio State University
103 McNeil
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November 30, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Genetic Diversity and Population History of Africans and African Americans
Sarah A. Tishkoff David and Lyn Silfen University Associate Professor of Biology - University of Pennsylvania
103 McNeil
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December 2009

December 7, 2009 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Survey Estimates of Risky Sexual Behaviors among Ethiopian Youth: Improved Estimates Using a Non-Verbal Response Card
David Lindstrom Associate Professor of Sociology - Brown University
103 McNeil
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