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October 15, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
George C. Galster Clarence Hillbery Professor of Urban Affairs and Distinguished Professor Emeritus - Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State University
Location: Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street
Penn IUR
Description:

Please join Penn IUR for a book talk by George C. Galster, Clarence Hillbery Professor of Urban Affairs and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State University, who will discuss his new book, Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves. A prolific author on the topics of metropolitan housing markets, racial discrimination and segregation, neighborhood dynamics, residential reinvestment, community lending and insurance patterns, and urban poverty, Galster uses this latest work to redefine the relationship between places and people, promoting specific policies that reduce inequalities in housing markets and beyond. Drawing on economics, sociology, geography, and psychology, this volume explores what neighborhoods are, how they come to be, and how to make them productive and fair for their residents. Galster will be introduced by Susan Wachter, Co-Director, Penn IUR and Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Professor of Finance, The Wharton School. Vincent Reina, Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Weitzman School of Design, will lead a discussion to close the event.

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October 15, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erol Akçay Assistant Professor of Biology - University of Pennsylvania
Penn Science Cafe | Location: Suzanne Roberts Theatre 480 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Description:

The structure of a society determines who gets to interact with whom, and in what relation, resulting in networks of social connections. These social networks play a very important role in the ecology and evolution of all animals, very much including humans. Erol Akçay will talk about how evolution shapes these social networks in animals and how social networks co-evolve with behaviors.

If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail Amber Grier at events@sas.upenn.edu

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October 17, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Joe Soss Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service - University of Minnesota
Location: Forum (Room 250), Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy
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October 18, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Richard Florida University Professor and Director of Cities, Martin Prosperity Institute - University of Toronto
Location: Meyerson Hall, B1, 210 South 34th Street
Penn IUR
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October 23, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Richard Weller Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, and Co-Executive Director, The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Inn at Penn, Living Room 3600 Sansom Street
Penn IUR
Description:

Please join Penn IUR for a special lecture by Richard Weller, Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, and Co-Executive Director, The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology, who will discuss his recent research concerning global flashpoints between biodiversity and urban growth. Weller is the author of four books: Room 4.1.3: Innovations in Landscape Architecture; Boomtown 2050: Scenarios for a Rapidly Growing City; Made in Australia: The Future of Australian Cities; and Transects: 100 years of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

His latest publication, a web-based platform titled “Atlas for the End of the World,” analyzes how nations are performing with regard to reaching the 2020 UN targets for protecting biodiversity, and identifies the conflict zones between urban growth and endangered species in over 400 cities.

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November 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: BRB II/III, 421 Curie Boulevard
Penn Institute on Aging, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Description:

Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research 2019 Marian S. Ware Research Retreat

This year's retreat is organized by Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD, Parker Family Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania. 

Registration is now open!

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November 7, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR) Seminar
John Marcotte Director, Data Sharing for Demographic Research - University of Michigan
Location: Sociology Conference Room, 367 McNeil
Penn Sociology
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November 12, 2019 - November 13, 2019
Location: Austin, Texas
Description:

The third workshop, “Resilience and Reserve in Aging”, will be held November 12 and 13, 2019 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas. Topics will include the biology of resilience, social network influences on resilience and reserve, erosion of reserve by chronic stress, physical recovery from planned surgery, and contributors and interventions to build resilience and reserve, to name a few. The format of the workshop will include a series of brief talks (think TED talks) providing high level conceptual introductions of key aspects of the workshop topic. Presentations will be followed by moderated discussions. The meetings will have a dedicated sessions discussing areas that would be most promising for inter-center collaboration. An RFA for transdisciplinary pilots will be issued following each workshop available to investigative teams with researchers from two or more different center programs to address promising areas arising from the workshop proceedings.

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November 21, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Bruce McEwen Alfred E. Mirsky Professor and head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology - Rockefeller University
Craig McEwen Daniel B. Fayerweather Professor of Political Economy and Sociology Emeritus - Bowdoin College
Location: Forum (Room 250), Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy
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December 11, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Melissa Wilde Associate Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Penn Lightbulb Cafe | Location: Suzanne Roberts Theatre 480 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Description:

Conservative and progressive religious groups fiercely disagree about issues of sex and gender. But how did we get here? In this talk, Melissa J. Wilde shows how today’s modern divisions began in the 1930s in the public battles over birth control and not for the reasons we might expect. By examining thirty of America’s most prominent religious groups—from Mormons to Methodists, Southern Baptists to Seventh Day Adventists, and many others—Wilde contends that fights over birth control had little do with sex, women’s rights, or privacy.

If you have any questions about the event, please e-mail Amber Grier at events@sas.upenn.edu. 

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December 12, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Alexes Harris Presidential Term Professor in Sociology - University of Washington
Location: Forum (Room 250), Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy
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March 24, 2020 - March 25, 2020
Location: Natcher Conference Center, Building 45 Bethesda, MD
National Institute on Aging
Description:

The goal of the Summit is to bring together individuals with a variety of backgrounds to identify evidence-based programs, strategies, approaches, and other research that can be used to improve the care, services, and supports of persons with dementia and their caregivers. This Summit followed the example of previous Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) summits organized primarily by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), respectively. Each summit produces research recommendations that reflect critical scientific priorities for research. The primary anticipated outcome of the 2020 summit is to elicit recommendations for research priorities to inform federal agencies, foundations, and private sector organizations.

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May 14, 2020 9:00 AM - May 15, 2020 5:00 PM
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Utah, Department of Sociology
Description:

On May 14 and 15, 2020, The University of Utah’s Asia Center and Department of Sociology will sponsor a mini-conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, for social scientists researching migration and immigrant incorporation in Asia and overseas Asian populations. Through this conference we seek to advance knowledge in the field by bringing together communities of scholars, such as Demographers, Sociologist members of ASA’s Asia and Asian America Section and the Section on International Migration, as well as international scholars in the Asian Population Association and other professional communities.

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