Other Events

October 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bruce Herdman Chief of Medical Operations - Philadelphia Department of Prisons
Location: John Morgan Reunion Auditorium, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Description: Each year 30,000 citizens receive state of the art health care while they are incarcerated in the Philadelphia Department of Prisons [“PDP”]. The illness burden that these citizens suffer is described as three times that of the general population, including exceptionally high rates of HIV, STDs, seizure disorders, chronic physical illnesses and drug addiction, most of which are largely untreated prior to arrest. In addition, PDP is in effect the largest psychiatric care provider in the region. 350 full-time health care staff make medical services available to inmates all day, every day. In a year, PDP delivers 300,000 visits of medical care, and a full range of specialty services. Aspects of PDP’s healthcare program have received national recognition as best practices. What happens when inmates leave prison – or even return – is a different story. Join Dr. Herdman in an eye-opening talk exploring the medical needs, challenges and opportunities for this extremely vulnerable population. In his talk, he will describe the Philadelphia Department of Prisons while outlining the burden of illness of the inmate population. Dr. Herdman will discuss what services are, or aren’t, provided, related ethical issues, why jails are an opportunity to radically improve public health, and will explain current efforts to improve the health of inmates both within and beyond the prison system.
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October 23, 2017 - October 24, 2017
Location: Nittany Lion Inn, Boardroom, University Park, PA
Penn State Population Research Institute
Description: New communication technologies such as smart phones and social media are rapidly diffusing across the globe among both children and adults.  Fifteen percent of U.S. adults have used an online dating site. American teens spend an average of nine hours a day engaged in social media such as online videos or music. Ninety-one percent of U.S. adults own a cell phone, as do 89% of adults in Nigeria, 83% in Ghana, 76% in Bangladesh and 65% in Uganda.  As of the fourth quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.86 billion monthly active users worldwide. Technological changes such as these are rapidly changing how couples meet and form relationships, how parents raise their children, and how family members remain connected across long distances. The 2017 National Symposium on Family Issues focuses on how these dramatic changes are shaping and changing families and family life in both positive and negative ways and is aimed at identifying novel directions for population and family research.
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October 25, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Adjunct Attrition: How Public Colleges and Universities Can Support and Maintain their Non-tenure Track Faculty
Chad Evans Graduate Student - Department of Sociology
Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Doctoral Student Seminar Series | Location: Kleinman Center Classroom, 3rd flr, Fischer Fine Arts Library
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October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Description: The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern.  The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena. The Conference will include invited plenary debates and panel discussions on population and sustainable development issues as well as over 240 scientific sessions featuring the results of recent research from around the globe. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labour force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa. Attention to advances in methods and data measuring population phenomena and evaluating progress towards health and development goals such as the SDGs will be a key concern cutting across all sessions.  In addition, there will be exhibits, side meetings and training sessions. The Conference is open to all members of the population community and draws in experts working in research, teaching, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector including publishing companies and the media. Institutions working in the population field are encouraged to organise exhibits, side meetings, and training workshops or become an institutional sponsor. Further information on these opportunities will be posted on this website.
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November 8, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Households or Banks: Who to Bail Out?
David Zaaruck Valencia Graduate Student - Penn Economics
Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Doctoral Student Seminar Series | Location: Kleinman Center Classroom, 3rd flr, Fischer Fine Arts Library
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November 13, 2017 - November 14, 2017
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Georgetown University, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Description: Join researchers and experts from government, academia, and business to share approaches and foster collaborative opportunities in advancing the use of administrative data in social science research. Registration opens September 5th!
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