Other Events

February 23, 2018 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Irvine Auditorium, Cafe 58, 3401 Spruce Street
Description: A day of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and professional master’s programs. Each student will present an 8-minute talk to an audience of undergraduates, faculty, staff, and fellow graduate students. Judges will select winners in each of the four categories for a $500 cash prize. There will also be a $500 prize for the overall Audience Choice Winner selected by online votes. All will be invited to a closing reception where winners will be announced. This is a great opportunity to see if you can describe your work so that your grandmother will understand you. You will get a professional recording of your talk and feedback from our panel of judges made up of a Penn communications staffer, a faculty member, and a grad student from another discipline. Did we mention there will also be delicious food and cash prizes? Interested students should submit abstracts (no more than 200 words) describing their proposed topic no later than close of business on Friday, January 26, 2018 using this link here.
May 30, 2018 9:00 AM - June 1, 2018 5:00 PM
Dr. Carol Jagger AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing - Newcastle University
Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Description: The international REVES network encourages research on health expectancy, longevity, the disablement process and ageing. It includes scholars from a broad range of disciplines such as demographers, clinicians, statisticians and social scientists. REVES@30 is a joint conference of the REVES and TRENDS networks.
June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Pamela Herd Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Benjamin Domingue Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education - Stanford University
Location: Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize researchers with genetic data and provide instruction on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. This one-week genomic data workshop will focus on providing hands-on training for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research, using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) as a model. Using tutorial versions of the HRS core survey data and HRS genetic data files, the workshop will instruct on several current methods of genomic analyses. Lectures will also discuss issues surrounding collection of samples, working with labs, ethics, and collaboration with biological experts. A key component of this workshop is the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration among attendees, with University of Michigan investigators, and course instructors. This year's guest speakers include:
  • Pam Herd, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology University of Wisconsin - Madison Principal Investigator, Wisconsin Longitudinal Study
  • Ben Domingue, Assistant Professor, Stanford
This course is designed to primarily benefit researchers who already have experience conducting statistical examinations of behavioral traits, but who may have little or no genetic or biological training. Investigators interested in a better understanding of genomic analysis as it applies to social and behavioral science research are encouraged to apply. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 12, 2018. Apply here.
October 3, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Description: IAPHS conferences feature the latest in population health science from diverse disciplines and promote exchanges about population health issues between scientists and stakeholders from policy and practice fields.