Events

February 15, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dr. Raina Merchant Director of the Center for Digital Health
CPHI Seminar Series | Location: Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
Description:

Every day people leave behind their "digital footprint," posting on an array of social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others. But what do these posts, taken together, say about our health? Further, how do posts on social media inform researchers about risk for certain diseases? What would an optimal surveillance tool look like to study social media behaviors, and what factors regarding data privacy and sharing do we as public health researchers need to consider?
Join us as Dr. Raina Merchant, Director of the Center for Digital Health at Penn, begins to explore answers to these questions. Through her leadership with the Center for Digital Health at Penn, Dr. Merchant works to advance science by researching the implications of the advancement of digital health technology for patient engagement and care delivery. The Center also serves as an incubator for evaluating and promoting digital health ideas and solutions for providers and patients at Penn Medicine.
In this important talk, Dr. Merchant will discuss what public health researchers can learn by studying digital footprints, and will touch on the important public health considerations regarding data accessibility, privacy, data use, and data sharing. In addition, Dr. Merchant will share what an optimal surveillance tool looks like and how it would perform.

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February 15, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Amy Gutmann President and Christopher H. Browne Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School for Communication - University of Pennsylvania
Location: Irvine Auditorium 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Description:

Panelists

Hon. Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States, Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

Hon. John Ellis “Jeb” Bush Sr., 43rd Governor of Florida

Michael Doyle, University Professor and Director of Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Columbia University

Dau Jok, C’14, Founder of the Dut Jok Youth Foundation

Anne C. Richard, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration

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February 16, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Lorenzo Rocco, PhD Associate Professor of Economics - University of Padova (Italy)
LDI Event, Research Seminar | Location: Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk
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February 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Is the Impact of Employment Uncertainty on Fertility Intentions Channeled by Subjective Well-Being?
Letizia Mencarini Honorary Fellow - University of Wisconsin-Madison
PSC Spring 2018 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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February 21, 2018 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Description:

The symposium will be followed by a Chinese New Year Reception at 7pm

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February 22, 2018 6:30 PM - February 23, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: Union League of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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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.

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February 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Beyond Attendance: Gendered Impacts of a Cash Transfer for Education and the Unpaid Care Burden in Rural Morocco
Luca Pesando, van de Walle Prize Winner PhD Candidate - University of Pennsylvania
PSC Spring 2018 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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February 27, 2018 3:30 PM
Alessandro Bonatti - MIT
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February 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sarah Brayne Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Texas at Austin
Location: 309 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk
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February 28, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Xi Song Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Chicago
Sociology Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil Building
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March 1, 2018 4:30 PM
Cassie Adcock - Washington University
States Of Religious Freedom | Location: Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall First Floor
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March 2, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Miriam J. Laugesen, PhD Associate Professor - Columbia University
LDI Event, Research Seminar | Location: Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk
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March 12, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cross-National Comparisons of his and her work and earnings following parenthood
Kelly Musick Professor - Cornell University
PSC Spring 2018 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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March 13, 2018 6:00 PM
Regina Baker Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
PENN LIGHTBULB CAFE | Location: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
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March 15, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Allan Collard-Wexler - Duke University
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March 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rethinking Ethnoracial Inequality in the U.S. & Brazil: The Consequences of Bodily Capital
Ellis Monk Assistant Professor - Princeton University, Department of Sociology
PSC Spring 2018 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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March 19, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
LDI Event | Location: The Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall

Penn Injury Science Center

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March 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Valerio Bacak Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice - Rutgers University
Sociology Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil Building
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