Developmental Research Projects - CU Population Center

Upcoming Colloquia

Friday, Sept 12, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Leaping the Hurdles and Navigating the Maze: The NIH Funding Process
Dr. Susan Newcomer, Population Dynamics Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Presentation slides
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC
Conference: International Conference on Aging in the Americas (ICAA): Health, Social, and Economic Dynamics of Hispanic and Latin American Aging
September 23-25, 2014
The 2014 ICAA will focus on the social and economic demography of Hispanic aging, migration, and immigrant adaptation and Latino integration. For information on conference schedule, locations, and other information, visit the ICAA 2014 Conference Website.
Sponsored by the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Friday, Sept 26, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
The 20th Century Surge of Excess Adult Male Mortality
Dr. Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Flyer
Co-sponsored by CUPC and the ICAA Conference on Health, Social, and Economic Dynamics of Hispanic and Latin American Aging
Wednesday, Oct 8, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Are Health Inequalities Infectious? Social Factors, Immune Function, and Health
Dr. Jennifer Dowd, CUNY School of Public Health, City University of New York
Flyer
Co-sponsored by CUPC and the conference on Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences
Conference: Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences ~ CU Population Center
October 9-10, 2014
The Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences conference showcases behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry and integrate genetics and the social sciences. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate.
Supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the Population Association of America, with additional funds provided by the NICHD funded CU Population Center, the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, and the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
IGSS 2014 Conference Website
Friday, Oct 31, 3:30 to 5:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Climate Change, Violence and Institutions in Kenya: Evidence from a 2014 National Survey
Dr. John O'Loughlin, Department of Geography, Dr. Jaroslav Tir, Department of Political Science, and Dr. Terry McCabe, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder
Flyer
Co-sponsored by CUPC and the CU Department of Geography
Thursday, Dec 4, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Examining the Unfulfilled Promise of Hospice and the Paradox of Underutilization
Dr. Karen Luftey & Emily Hammad, Department of Health & Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC

 

Recent Colloquia - 2014

Thursday, Jan 16, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Livelihood Diversification through Migration among Maasai Pastoralists in Tanzania: Implications for Household Economics, Local Politics and the Transformation of Landscapes
Terry McCabe, Ph.D., Dept. of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder
This presentation has been postponed.
Thursday, Feb 20, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
U.S. Migration from Rural Mexico as an Adaptation Strategy to Climatic Variability: A Look across Contexts
Fernando Riosmena, Ph.D. Institute of Behavioral Science/Dept. of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Monday, Mar 17, 3:30 to 5:00 PM, IBS Room 155A
Why Population Trends Matter
John Bongaarts,Ph.D., Vice President, Population Council
Flyer
Jane Menken Annual Distinguished Lecture Series, Sponsored by CUPC.
Tuesday, Mar 18, 10:30AM to 12:00 noon, IBS Room 155A
Projecting Mortality at the end of the Epidemiological Transition
John Bongaarts,Ph.D., Vice President, Population Council
Flyer
Jane Menken Annual Distinguished Lecture Series, Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Apr 3, 3:30 to 4:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Spillovers, coordination failures and land fragmentation
Andrew Foster, Brown University
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Apr 10, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Pharmaceutical Autonomy: State, Society and Industry in Brazil's AIDS Program
Matt Flynn, Georgia Southern University
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Apr 17, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Building the Population Bomb: Manufacturing and Marketing Overpopulation after World War II
Emily Merchant, University of Michigan
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Apr 24, 3:30 to 5:30 PM, IBS Room 155A
Livelihood Diversification through Migration among Maasai Pastoralists in Tanzania: Implications for Household Economics, Local Politics and the Transformation of Landscapes
Terry McCabe, Ph.D., Director, Environment & Society Program, IBS and Dept. of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC and Environment & Society Program
Wednesday May 14, 12:30-1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation in the Social Sciences
Frank Witmer, Institutions Program and Computing and Research Services, IBS
What are agent-based models? How do they work? What types of questions are they best suited to address? Which software should you use to create one? This presentation will introduce agent-based modeling and simulation and address these questions in the context of the social sciences.
Presentation slides
Sponsored by CUPC and CRS

 

Recent Colloquia - 2013

Thursday, Jan 24th, 2:30 to 3:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Migration and Natural Resource Availability: Modeling Across Scales in Rural South Africa
Lori Hunter, CUPC, Institute of Behavioral Science/CU Boulder and Stefan Leyk, Department of Geography, CU Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Jan 31st, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
A Validation of Demographic Small Area Estimates using Historical Census Data
Matt Ruther, Department of Geography, CU Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Feb 14th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Differential Impacts of Precipitation on Migration in Contemporary Mexico
Daniel Miller Runfola, National Center for Atmospheric Research & Institute of Behavioral Science, CU Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Feb 28th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
The Social and Genetic Epidemiology of Tobacco and Alcohol Use in Adolescence
Jonathan Daw and Jason Boardman, Population Program, Institute of Behavioral Science, CU Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Mar 7th, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing
Craig McIntosh, School of International Relations & Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC and Health & Society Program.
Thursday, Mar 14th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Bridget Goosby, Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
This presentation has been cancelled.
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Apr 4th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
The Unfolding Counter-Transition in South Africa: Trends and Comparisons of Mortality and Disease
Brian Houle, CUPC, Institute of Behavioral Science, CU Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Monday, Apr 22nd, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Katherine Donato, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
This presentation has been cancelled.
Sponsored by CUPC.
Workshop: Saturday, May 4, 9:30 to 11:30 AM, 1:00 to 3:00 PM, IBS Computing Lab Rm 150
Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets (fsQCA)
Prof. Charles C. Ragin, Chancellor's Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine
Registration and Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.
Workshop: Tuesday and Thursday, May 14 and 16, 2013, 10:00-12:00 AM and 1:00-3:00 PM, IBS Computing Lab, Room 150
GIS Basics
Frank Witmer, Research Associate, Institutions Program, IBS
Registration and Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.
Short Course: Environmental Demography
June 13-14, 2013
Instructors: Lori Hunter, CU Boulder, Sociology & CUPC; Leiwen Jiang, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Elisabeth Root, CU Boulder, Geography; Liam Downey, CU Boulder, Sociology; Dan Runfola, National Center for Atmospheric Research & CU Boulder; Stefan Leyk, CU Boulder, Geography
This course will provide an overview of the sub-discipline of Environmental Demography, showcasing central areas of scholarship, and describing boundary-pushing methodologies.
Class Website
Short Course sponsored by CUPC.
Short Course: Introduction to Multilevel Modeling
June 27-28, 2013
This 2-day course will provide an introduction to multilevel modeling, also called hierarchical linear modeling. The intended audience for this course is anyone who has completed an introductory course on regression, and wishes to become familiar with the concepts and procedures of multilevel models, possibly as preparation for more advanced study.
Class Website
Short Course sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Aug 22nd, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Environment, livelihoods and well-being in the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System site, South Africa
Wayne Twine, Senior lecturer, School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Sept 19th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
More Schooling and More Learning? Effects of a 3-Year Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Nicaragua After 10 years
Tania Barham, Ph.D., Dept. of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder
This presentation has been postponed.
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Sept 26th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
The Health Consequences of Discrimination across Generations: A Biosocial Perspective
Bridget Goosby, Ph.D., Dept. of Sociology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Tuesday October 8th, 3:00 pm - 4:00PM, IBS Room 155B
Eat, Drink, Smoke, Love: Same Sex and Different Sex Relationships and Health
Justin T. Denney, Ph.D., Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sociology/Assoc., Dir., Urban Health Program, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Conference: Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences ~ CU Population Center
October 10-12, 2013
The Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences conference showcases behavioral and molecular genetic studies that enhance demographic and social scientific inquiry and integrate genetics and the social sciences. Researchers from any of the biological or social sciences are encouraged to participate.
Supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and the Population Association of America, with additional funds provided by the NICHD funded CU Population Center, the Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, and the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
IGSS 2013 Conference Website
Thursday, Oct 17th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
This presentation has been postponed.
Livelihood Diversification through Migration among Maasai Pastoralists in Tanzania: Implications for Household Economics, Local Politics and the Transformation of Landscapes
Terry McCabe, Ph.D., Dept. of Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Nov 14, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Too many genes and too many environments: trying to distill meaningful gene-environment interactions from a sea of noise
Jason Boardman, Ph.D., Dept. of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Dec 5, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Willie Nelson Was Wrong About Time but Right about Most Other Things: The Importance of Correctly Specifying Time in Health and Mortality Models
Ryan Masters, Ph.D., Dept. of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Dec 12, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155A & B
Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Production and the Web of Population in the U.S. Great Plains
Myron Gutmann, Ph.D., Professor of History and Information, University of Michigan, Visiting Scientist, IBS, University of Colorado Boulder
Video of presentation
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.