Events

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 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Poverty, Productivity, and Cognitive Function
Heather Schofield Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy - University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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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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October 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Black Deaths Matter: Race, Relationship Loss, and Effects on Survivors
Debra J. Umberson Professor, Department of Sociology - The University of Texas at Austin
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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October 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Richard Berk Chair, Department of Criminology, Professor of Criminology & Statistics - University of Pennsylvania
Location: CTL Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library
Description: Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
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November 6, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Title To Be Advised
Speaker To Be Advised
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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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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November 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Structural Drivers of Carbon Emissions: new research on domestic inequality and time use
Juliet Schor Professor, Department of Sociology
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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November 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Betting the House: How Assets influence Marriage Selection, Marital Stability, and Child Investments
Corrine Low Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy - University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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November 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Title To Be Advised
Speaker To Be Advised
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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December 4, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Mother's Employment Patterns and Consequences for Adolescent Outcomes
Alexandra (Sasha) Killewald Professor of Sociology - Harvard University
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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December 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Title To Be Advised
Rebeca Wong P&S Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities - University of Texas, Sealy Center on Aging
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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January 24, 2018 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Daniel Aldana Cohen Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Description: Ashley Dawson, author of Extinction: A Radical History, will speak about his newest book, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. Penn Sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen, director of the Superstorm Research Lab and co-host of the climate politics podcast Hot & Bothered, will provide a response and conduct a conversation with Dawson about the environmental impacts of urbanization and gentrification, the increasing menace of urban flooding, and the emerging urban movements fighting for better forms of city living. Book signing to follow.
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