Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Meyerson Conference Rm (Rm 223)
Presented by Shawn Martin, Scholarly Communication Librarian for the Penn Libraries, this workshop is intended for graduate students and will focus on options regarding dissertation submission. He will discuss copyright, the benefits of open access (electronic) vs. traditional (paper) submission, and issues in scholarly publishing.
All are welcome to attend the Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools dinner at Molyvos Restaurant on Friday February 24, 2012. ESS attendees who are unable to attend the mini-conference may come to the dinner.Molyvos is conveniently located at 871 Seventh Avenue (between 55th and 56th streets). The cost for dinner is $67.10, which includes tip and restaurant fees. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased at additional cost. Meal choices will be made at the restaurant.The first twenty graduate students who register for the dinner will receive a subsidy of $20. You are registered when we receive your payment. Graduate students should send checks for $47.10. We will add a note to this page when the twenty student limit is reached. After this point, students should send checks for $67.10.Please submit this form and and your check to: Annette Lareau, Sociology Department, University of Pennsylvania, 113 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6299
This two-week seminar provides a crash course in the philosophy of the social sciences with special attention to critical realist approaches and is open to any sociology graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited sociology PhD program in the United States. Week one focuses on five competing traditions: realism, empiricism, interpretivism, historicism and pragmatism. It will be taught by Prof. Philip Gorski and others. Week two focuses on meta-theoretical concepts such as “ontology”, “mechanisms”, “causality”, “structure”, “system”, “contingency”, “agency”, “constructionism” and “normativity.” It will be co-taught by Profs. Roy Bhaskar (IOE, London) and Margaret Archer (Lausanne).A generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation will cover almost all seminar-related expenses. Participants will receive a generous allowance for travel to and from New Haven, comfortable hotel accommodations near the Yale campus, and a per diem for meal expenses. Note that the summer school takes place immediately before the ASA Meetings in New York City, which is a short train ride from New Haven.Interested students should submit the following materials in electronic form (no hard copies will be accepted!): 1) a brief letter of interest (500 words or less); 2) a letter of support from their faculty adviser; 3) a current CV; and 4) a writing sample (10,000 words or less). Application materials should be sent to Phil Gorski (email@example.com) no later than March 15.
Up to three grants (travel, fee, and accommodation) are available for outstanding young scholars coming from developing countries. To apply for one of these grants, please provide a Letter of Interest and a Reference Letter from a senior faculty member.
A Paper Development Grant will be given to a selected participant. It consists of coaching by a faculty member and a 1500 CHF stipend that allows the recipient to advance her or his work submitted to the academy.
Two of the best papers selected will be published in the Graduate Institute’s Global Migration Research Paper Series.
Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Population Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU).
December 12, 2011 - December 13, 2011
Upham Hotel, 1404 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
September 30, 2011
Although spatial thinking and the use of new forms of geospatial data have grown rapidly in the social sciences, their implementation in the demographic sciences has lagged. This meeting will bring together specialists from demographic and health research, spatial statistics, and GIScience to discuss challenges and new directions for spatial demography. The objective will be to identify and define gaps in current knowledge regarding innovations in geospatial data and spatial statistical methods, including the integration of data and models. An overarching goal will be to prioritize a research agenda to enhance the science of spatial demography in population and health research.
Genome-Wide Analysis Workshop for Social Scientists
June 2, 2011
January 15, 2011
A one day short course on genome-wide association techniques using FBAT and PLINK following the 2nd Annual Integrating Genetics & Social Science (IGSS) Conference. Participation in the conference is not required for participation in the workshop and enrollment will be limited to 25 students. Interested persons should send an email to Jason Boardman (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating that they would like to participate in the short course. Please do this before January 15th and include a short CV and a brief statement describing your background and your interest in the class. There is no registration fee for this workshop.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV, Forum 6 on the Pool Level
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) will host two FREE informational workshops on MPC data products at the 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. The Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) workshop will focus on the IHIS database. This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged.
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) will host two FREE informational workshops on MPC data products at the 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. This Policy and Research Workshop: Using the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series in Research will cover all of the IPUMS databases. This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged.
This session will provide a quick overview of some of the many online resources and research tools available from the World Bank, including new developments on the World Bank Open Data portal, the new World Bank eAtlas of Gender, and World Bank eLibrary.Registration is required to attend this event and is limited to 100 participants.