Past Other Events

August 10, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:45 PM
2018 Junior Theorists Symposium
Location: Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (2nd Fl) 3417 Spruce Street University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
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August 1, 2018 8:00 AM - August 3, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: Capitol Hilton, Washington, DC
Description:

The ninth North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit will be held August 1-3, 2018, in Washington, DC. The scope of Summit IX includes the full range of social drivers of HIV, including poverty, housing status, food security, employment, incarceration, race/ethnicity, behavioral health issues, stigma and intimate partner violence. What impact do these drivers have on ending the HIV epidemic? What policies and programs can influence these drivers or mitigate their negative effects?

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July 31, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Van Pelt Library, Collaborative Classroom (Room 113)
Description:

Are you wondering what you could do with a PhD? What skills you have that would be valued by a wide range of employers? What kind of post-PhD work life would make you happy? Then come to this interactive workshop led by PhD Career Advisors to help you get started in answering some of these questions using design thinking to manage your career. Whether you’re in the early, middle, or final stages of your PhD program, graduate students will benefit from this workshop by participating in interactive activities to help you get a strong sense of what your interests, skills, and work-values are, gain the confidence to tell your story and explore career paths, and come away with a career roadmap and resources to make the best use of your time in graduate school. You’ll be arranging words on colorful paper, drawing on dry-erase boards, and even playing a quick improv game or two to help you be creative, strategic, and optimistic as you learn how to leverage your PhD for your future career. All doctoral students are welcome; please RSVP on Handshake: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/172719

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June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Pamela Herd Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology - University of Wisconsin-Madison
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.

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June 14, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Dweck Auditorium, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY
Description:

*Please enter the door to the Dweck Auditorium on the Eastern Parkway side of the Brooklyn Public Library.


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June 13, 2018 7:00 PM
Location: Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Dweck Auditorium, 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY,
Description:

*Please enter the door to the Dweck Auditorium on the Eastern Parkway side of the Brooklyn Public Library.

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June 12, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Projit Mukharji Associate Professor of History and the Sociology of Science - School of Arts and Sciences
Location: World Cafe Live Upstairs 3025 Walnut St.
Description:

What makes us who we are? Is it our genes? Or is it in fact our memories? Projit Bihari Mukharji will discuss how, in newly-independent India two new sciences, genetics and parapsychology, both tried to answer this question in their distinctive ways. At the time both the disciplines were themselves also struggling to define their identities. Even as the quests for disciplinary identities were interlaced with the quest to define human identities scientifically, their political resonances with identity politics and nation-building were too obvious to ignore. As scientists, their methods and their questions moved between these various levels; scientific questions about human identity also became questions about the identity of science itself.

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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.

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May 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: NYU Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, in New York City.
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May 11, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
GSS Professionalization Workshops | Location: 110 McNeil Building
Description:

Want to learn more about publishing in the social sciences? Wondering what a revision memo looks like? Interested in hearing from students about experiences co-authoring with faculty or fellow students? The Graduate Sociology Society is hosting a two-part series on scholarly publishing for graduate students. The second session ( May 11, 2018 - 1:30-3:00pm , McNeil Building, room 169) will focus on post-submission topics, such as the review process and timeline and responding to reviewers. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP here. Contact Amanda Barrett Cox or Phoebe Ho with questions about the series.

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May 11, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018 Graduation Luncheon & Poster Celebration
Location: McNeil Building Atrium, 2nd floor
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May 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Grant Miller, PhD, MPP Director, Stanford Center for International Development; Associate Professor of Medicine, - Stanford University
Work in Progress Research Seminar | Location: BRB Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd, Room 251
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April 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 169 McNeil Building
Description:

Please RSVP here. Contact Amanda Barrett Cox or Phoebe Ho with questions about the series

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April 26, 2018 4:30 PM
Jonathan Fox - Bar Ilan University, Israel
States Of Religious Freedom | Location: Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor
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April 20, 2018 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location: Stiteler Hall Room B26
Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative, or (SC)2, University of Pennsylvania The Social Life of Climate Change, London School of Economics
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April 18, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Colin Jerolmack Associate Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Director of the Animal Studies Initiative, - New York University
Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil Building
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April 13, 2018 11:00 AM
Galen McKinley - Columbia University/Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Geoscience Colloquium | Location: 358 Hayden Hall
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