Announcements

  • 13 Feb 2021 2:19 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Click this link for more information about the CSDE Seminar Series.


    Partition Theorem in Populations and its Role in Determining the Stationary Status of a Population

    Arni Rao, Professor & Director of Laboratory for Theory and Mathematical Modeling, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Georgia

    Moderated by:

    David Swanson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology at University of California, Riverside

     

    Register for Zoom Seminar HERE

    02/19/2021
    12:30-1:30 PM PT

    The Net Reproductive Rate (NRR) in demography is often used to compute the population replacement rate. The time sensitiveness of NRR in demography concerning determining the statitionary status of a population is questioned. To what extent partition theorem in the population can provide timely status on the stationary component of a population is explained. Mathematical perspectives of the stationary population will be discussed.

    Dr. Arni Rao conducted research and/or taught at several institutions, such as the Indian Institute of Science, University of Oxford, Indian Statistical Institute and the University of Guelph. His mathematical models for HIV/AIDS helped in the national policies in India. His works on deep-learning algorithms in infertility data, blockchain technology with hybrid models, epidemiological policies, and Chicken Walk Models are widely discussed for their practical value. Rao’s other noted contributions include his fundamental theorem in stationary population models (Rao-Carey Theorem), Partition Theorem in Populations, and Artificial Intelligence Model for COVID-19 Identification.

  • 19 Jan 2021 7:27 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Please join us for the upcoming Edward A. Dickson Emeritus/a Lecture Talk Series. Each year three retired UCR faculty are awarded Edward A. Dickson Professorships to support their research, teaching, or public service activities. In the year following their awards, Dickson Professors give public presentations of their work sponsored jointly by the UCR Emeriti Association and Retirees’ Association. 

    "The Accuracy of Hamilton-Perry Population Projections for Census Tracts in the United States"

    Presenter: Dickson awardee David A. Swanson

    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

    Location: All lectures meet online via Zoom.

     

    Join the Zoom Meeting:

    https://ucr.zoom.us/j/92846252979?pwd=bnNGamMxaHpUK1lhWEtIYkVia2Mrdz09  

    Meeting ID: 928 4625 2979

    Passcode: 862652

     

    The paper underling the talk is available via "online first" at Population Research and Policy Review:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11113-020-09601-y


    For more information, please view the attached event flyer.


  • 21 Dec 2020 4:51 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    (21 December 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (13 December 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:
    (19 November 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (16 November 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (23 July 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:
    • "Republican Leaning States Take the Lead!"
      David Swanson and Eric Tyberg find that the 30 Republican-leaning states (those carried by Trump in 2016) now lead the 21 Democratic-leaning states (including D.C., those carried by Clinton) in total Covid-19 cases and case rates. As of April 1st, the Democratic-leaning states led in both these categories. Fueling the high rates of increase in Republican-leaning states are the rush to re-open (or to have never closed), a disdain for mask-wearing and social distancing and consumption of misinformation from Fox News.
    • "Update on the COVID-19 Warning System for San Juan County"

    (5 July 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:

    (27 June 2020)
    Updated work from David A. Swanson, Ph.D:


  • 11 Dec 2020 8:12 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    We want to let you know that we will be appointing several postdoctoral fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year (with possibility of renewal), start date flexible.

    Two of them will be NIA T32 postdocs (you can see the now expired but descriptive advertisement here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02266 - with two caveats: the PhD degree must be conferred at time of appointment, not application, and for these positions the applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

    We also have one or more postdoc opportunities with the CenSoc project (censoc.berkeley.edu,) although a T32 postdoc could also work on CenSoc. Unlike the T32 postdocs, one does not need to be a US citizen for the CenSoc postdoc.

    Please let your advanced grad students know about these opportunities. Interested persons should send a cover letter describing research interests and specifying which postdoc opportunity(ies) that are of interest, with a CV, and use a subject heading of 'Postdoc 2021-2022' to popcenter@demog.berkeley.edu.

    We will begin reviewing submitted documents on February 1, 2021.
    Thanks!
    Leora

    Leora Lawton PhD
    Executive Director, Berkeley Population Center
    360 Barrows Hall
    (of) 510-643-1270 | (m) 510-928-7572
    www.popcenter.berkeley.edu

  • 23 Nov 2020 2:37 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Call for Abstracts: 2021 ACS Data Users Conference (#ACSConf21)

    The 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference will be held virtually on May 19-20, 2021. The conference will bring together ACS data users and U.S. Census Bureau staff to share information about key ACS data issues and applications. The conference will include:

    • Contributed presentations by ACS data users
    • Invited plenary sessions
    • Breakout sessions
    • Lightning sessions
    • Informal roundtable discussions

    Registration for the conference will be free for all participants.

    View the abstract submission form or visit the conference website for more information.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 12:00 PM EST ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2020 


  • 23 Nov 2020 2:36 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Inviting Applications for ACS Data Users Group Steering Committee

    In partnership with the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), the U.S. Census Bureau is soliciting applications for membership in an ACS Data Users Group (DUG) Steering Committee. The DUG Steering Committee’s main responsibility will be to improve data users' understanding of the value and utility of ACS data. In addition, the DUG Steering Committee will inform PRB and Census Bureau staff about the concerns of ACS data users and will provide feedback on ACS-related activities, data products, dissemination channels, and/or methodology.

    To learn more and to apply, visit the ACS Online Community website.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS 12:00 PM EST ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020


  • 17 Nov 2020 5:31 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Bridge to the Faculty in Sociology (Job ID 139356) 

    Department: LAS/Sociology  

    Category: Postdoctoral Research Associate 

    Location: Chicago 

    Close Date: 12/04/2020 

    Description: The University of Illinois Chicago invites applications for a Sociology Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate in Race and Health, beginning August 16th, 2021. 

     

    Program Goals: The Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate program seeks to advance diversity on the permanent faculty level by encouraging the recruitment, retention, and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented. The determined goal of this program is to recruit, mentor, and support the transition of outstanding candidates from postdoctoral assignments to research active, tenure track faculty members. UIC strongly encourages applications from individuals who have demonstrated a background and/or record of scholarship that will best support UIC’s diverse student body. UIC is among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses and is designated a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). UIC is located just outside downtown Chicago and is a comprehensive, urban, public, Research 1 university with access to state-of-the-art research facilities. The UIC Sociology department is diverse, engages in public sociology, draws on and exhibits expertise in multiple research methods, and studies the intersection of multiple inequalities.  Information about the Department of Sociology can be found at https://soc.uic.edu/.  

     

    Position: Research Areas: The ideal candidate will specialize in the study of health and race. These are critical areas of inquiry for the department as we seek to meet student and research demand. We may also consider those scholars specializing in health without a specific race focus. The successful candidate must have completed a PhD in Sociology or related field within the past five years – no earlier than August 15, 2017 and no later than August 15, 2021. Postdoctoral research associates are expected to teach one course per year and to maintain an active research program. This is a full-time position and includes a competitive salary and benefits package. Subject to satisfactory performance in the first year, applicants can be re-appointed for a second year (with University approval).  Successful post-doctoral associates will then have the opportunity to transition to faculty starting in the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition to mentorship within Sociology, fellows will participate in a cohort-based mentoring experience through the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, where they will have the opportunity to meet other Bridge to the Faculty Fellows. The Bridge to the Faculty Fellowship is funded by the Chancellor’s Office, and administered through the Office of the Provost. 

     

    To Apply: For full consideration, candidates should submit the on-line applications with the names and email addresses of 3 references by December 4, 2020. 

    Applicants should submit materials to https://jobs.uic.edu. Applications should include: 

    1. A cover letter that includes information about how the applicant’s scholarly research agenda focuses on race and health and contributes to core areas of strength in our department as well as a statement on teaching philosophy.   

    2. A curriculum vitae.  

    3. A statement of commitment to and experiences with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.  

    4. 2 writing samples, limited to 40 pages or less for each.   

     

    For further information about the search, please contact the chair of the search committee, Claire Decoteau, at decoteau@uic.edu.  

     

    The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

     

    Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process. 

     

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899 


  • 5 Oct 2020 3:21 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    The position is for a Socioeconomic Analyst II at the Center for Business and Economic Research at The University of Alabama.

    In general, we are looking for someone with experience in demographic analysis and development of population projections, economic data analysis and interpretation, socioeconomic research, technical writing, and editing. 

    Below is a link to the post: 

    https://staffjobs.ua.edu/en-us/job/511652/socioeconomic-analyst-ii-511652

    If you know someone who would be a good fit for this position, please encourage the person to apply and to reach out to me if they have any questions.

    Nyesha C. Black, Ph.D.
    Director of Demographics
    Assistant Research Personnel

    Center for Business and Economics Research 
    The University of Alabama
    Phone 205-348-3757 | Mobile 205-712-6478
    ncblack@cba.ua.edu http://cber.culverhouse.ua.edu/


  • 25 Aug 2020 5:06 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Updated information:

    The deadline for submissions is October 12, 2020. 

    Click this link for the Call for Papers.


    This first Applied Demography Conference, hosted by PAA in conjunction with the Committee on Applied Demography, will take place virtually February 2-4, 2021.

    Click this link for more information!

  • 12 Aug 2020 12:36 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    The deadline for the survey to help NIH establish standard data collection protocols for COVID-19 research has been extended to Friday, August 14, 2020!


    Help Establish Standard Data Collection Protocols for COVID-19 Research

    Contribute to the PhenX COVID-19 Crowdsourcing Effort by participating in a short, anonymous survey. This activity should take you 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Your response will help PhenX create collections of recommended measurement protocols for COVID-19 research.

    Click here to begin!


    Collaborators in the PhenX COVID-19 project include the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Disaster Research Response (DR2) serves as a repository for disaster-related data collection tools, including COVID-19 surveys. The PhenX Toolkit is a catalog of recommended measurement protocols suitable for use in a variety of research study designs involving human participants.

    Funding

    PhenX is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genomic Resource Grant (U41HG007050) from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) with current or prior funding support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the Tobacco Regulatory Science Program (TRSP).


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