Past IBS Colloquia & Events

2014:

Workshop: Thursday, Jan 9, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon, IBS Computing Lab, Room 150
Spatial Data Analysis Using GeoDa
Frank Witmer, Research Associate, Institutions Program & Computing and Research Services, IBS
Registration and Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by Computing and Research Services.
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.
Friday, Jan 24, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Political Clientelism as Persuasion-Buying: Evidence from Latin America
Joby Schaffer and Andy Baker, Political Science, CU Boulder
Sponsored by Institutions.
Friday, Feb 14, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
One Size Doesn't Fit All: Global Food Safety and its Regulation
Alexia Brunet Marks, J.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School, CU Boulder
Paper
Sponsored by Institutions.
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.
Friday, Mar 7, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
China-Raw Materials: A Controversial Step toward Even-Handed Exploitation of Raw Materials
Keith Maskus and Marco Bronkers
Sponsored by Institutions.
Friday, Mar 14, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
The Crowding Out Effects of Well-Intended Environmental Policies
Richard Hunt
Paper
Sponsored by Institutions.
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.
Friday, March 21, 10:00-11:00 AM, IBS Room 155A
Panel Discussion: The Graduate Research Funding Landscape
Randall Draper, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research; Steve Graham, Administrative Officer, Institute of Behavioral Science; Barbara Grossman-Thompson, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology; and Judith McCabe, Grants Coordinator, CU Population Center
This panel discussion is organized by the Institute of Behavioral Science, and graduate students and postdocs from all related departments or programs are welcome. After the panelists speak, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. Snacks will be served.
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.
Friday, Apr 4, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Is PTA Flexibility Really Good for Trade Cooperation?
David Bearce, Brandy Jolliff, and Cody Eldredge
Sponsored by Institutions.
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, April 10, 4:00-5:00 PM, IBS Room 155A
Panel Discussion: Writing Grant Proposals
Randall Draper, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research; Joyce Kroll, Proposal Analyst, Office of Contracts and Grants; and Amy Quandt, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Studies
This panel discussion is organized by the Institute of Behavioral Science, and graduate students and postdocs from all related departments or programs are welcome. After the panelists speak, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. Snacks will be served.
Please RSVP to mollborn@colorado.edu by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 7 if you plan to attend.
Friday, Apr 11, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Untangling the Spaghetti Bowl: Regime Complexity, Imperfect Information, and WTO's Consideration Process of PTAs
Moonhawk Kim
Sponsored by Institutions.
Wednesday, April 16, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, IBS Room 155A
Institute of Behavioral Science Research Symposium
Postdoc and Student Research Poster Session
Stop by to browse the posters anytime from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An IBS-wide happy hour will be held from 3:30-5 p.m., and students/postdocs will be available to talk to people about their posters.
Stef Mollborn, Nnenia Campbell, and Liz Lawrence are the planning committee for the symposium.
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, April 17, 3:30PM, IBS Room 155A & B
Governance Processes in Brazil: Cross-sector Interaction, New Identities, and Institutional Capacity. A Panel Presentation and Discussion.
Participating Presenters: Nelson Montenegro, "Political Insulation in Brazil" - Federal University of Reconcavo da Bahia; Alexandre do Nascimento Souza, "Water Governance in Metropolitan Areas" - Sao Paulo University, Visiting Ciencias Sem Fronteiras Scholar; Vivian Paes Barretto Smith, "Communication and Governance: Stakeholder Engagement's Design Matters to Achieve Sustainability" - Sao Paulo University, Visiting Fulbright Scholar; and Camila Camargo Vieira, "Brazilian Quilombo - Arturos New Identities under Construction" - Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo
Reception to follow.
Sponsored by The Latin American Studies Center and the LASC Brazil Research Cluster, The Brazil-US Network for Environment, Society and Governance, and the Environment and Society Program.
Flyer ...
Friday, Apr 18, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Climate variability and violence in rural Kenya: A survey investigation of the link with mediating conditions
Jaroslav Tir, Dept of Political Science, CU Boulder; Andrew Linke, Terry McCabe, John O'Loughlin, and Frank Witmer
Sponsored by Institutions.
Monday, April 21, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Land reform and sex selection in China
Shuang Zhang, Ph.D., Department of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by the Health & Society Program.
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
Friday, Apr 25, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
The Dynamics of Mass Partisan Identification when Party Brands Change: The Case of the Workers Party in Brazil
Andy Baker, Anand Sokhey, Barry Ames, and Lucio Renno
Sponsored by Institutions.
Friday, April 25, 1:00-2:00 PM, IBS Room 155A
Panel Discussion: Building Your Research Agenda
Jane Menken, Director, Institute of Behavioral Science; Jason Boardman, Associate Professor of Sociology; Elisabeth Root, Assistant Professor of Geography; and Hannah Brenkert-Smith, Ph.D. Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science
This panel discussion is organized by the Institute of Behavioral Science, and graduate students and postdocs from all related departments or programs are welcome. After the panelists speak, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. Snacks will be served.
Please RSVP to mollborn@colorado.edu by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 if you plan to attend.
Workshop: Environmental Demography
May 12-13, 2014, IBS Room 155B
With support from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Development, the University of Colorado Population Center is offering a 2-day research workshop in Environmental Demography for current graduate students. Environmental Demography represents a dynamic area of demographic research and includes topics of tremendous policy importance particularly in the context of contemporary environmental change. The workshop's primary goal is to assist students in moving research papers toward completion and, eventually, publication. We aim to provide encouragement and mentoring for this emerging generation of population-environment scholars. The workshop, led by 3 University of Colorado Boulder faculty, will include an overview of the sub-discipline, but will be focused on student research through presentations, discussion, brainstorming and feedback. We will also spend time discussing future directions and possibilities for new collaborative research. Lori Hunter - Editor-in-Chief of Population & Environment - will lead a discussion on the peer-review process and strategies for publication.
A maximum of 10 students will be selected for participation. To apply, please submit a letter of application describing your research interests, experience, professional ambitions and year in your graduate program. A complete, nearly complete, or preliminary research manuscript is also required - and will form the basis of your contribution to the research workshop. Very early research ideas are not appropriate for the workshop as we aim to grapple with projects at least partially underway, for example with preliminary data analyses. Please also include the names and contact information for two individuals that could act as references. Selected students will receive $500 toward travel and accommodation. Decisions will be based on application letters, manuscripts and the desire to create a group of participants with shared interests and the ability to complement each other's strengths. Complete application materials are due Friday, March 14th and decisions will be made by Tuesday, March 25th. Please submit application materials to Rajshree.Shrestha@colorado.edu. Questions regarding the workshop can be directed to Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu.
Workshop sponsored by CUPC.
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
Workshop: Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon, IBS Computing Lab, Room 150
Introduction to the IBS Computational Server, Flash
Frank Witmer, Research Associate, Institutions Program & Computing and Research Services, IBS, and Jeremy Johnson,System Administrator, Computing and Research Services, IBS
Registration and Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by Computing and Research Services.
Monday, Sep 8, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, IBS Room 155A & B
IBS Fall Gathering 2014
It's that time of the year - all IBS Fall Gathering is here!! You are welcome to bring partners/family/kids etc. Refreshments will be provided.
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.
Tuesday, Sept 23, 2:00 to 3:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Connecting with Adolescents and Capturing Health-Risk Behaviors in the Digital Age
Candice L. Odgers, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Psychology and Neuroscience, and Associate Director of the Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke Population and Research Institute
Flyer
Sponsored by the Health & Society and Problem Behavior & Positive Youth Development Programs.
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
Workshop: Friday, Oct 10, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, IBS Computing Lab, Room 150
Applied Bayesian Analysis for the Social Sciences
Philip Pendergast, Graduate Statistics Advisor, Computing and Research Services, IBS
Come discover the basics of Bayesian Analysis. What is it? Why and how would I use it? What are the advantages? We'll do some basic application using the user-friendly "MCMCpack" package in R. All skill levels are welcome, though some familiarity with basic data management and statistical concepts such as regression is recommended. Bayesian Analysis offers an alternative framework for conducting quantitative research. It addresses many of the logical and practical issues that we have with traditional statistics (e.g. arbitrarily using p<.05, null hypothesis testing, dealing with small sample sizes, meeting strict data assumptions). Increasingly, social scientists are using it to address research questions that cannot be answered with classical methods.
Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by Computing and Research Services.
Workshop: Monday, Oct 20, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, IBS Computing Lab, Room 150
Constructing Your Online Professional Identity
Caroline Sinkinson, Instruction Librarian; Alison Hicks, Liaison Librarian; Liz Lawrence, Graduate Assistant; Stefanie Mollborn, Associate Professor
What are the key parts of an online professional identity? If you want to create a basic online professional identity, what should you do first? What do you need to do to maintain that identity over time? You will learn the answers to these questions. During this hands-on workshop, you will also set up your own professional profiles in Google Scholar, ResearchGate, OrcID, academia.edu, CU Scholar, and CU's VIVO system. Registration is REQUIRED (see link below) and enrollment is limited. Once registered you will be given a few instructions to prepare for this "hands on" workshop.
Workshop Materials
Sponsored by Computing and Research Services at the Institute of Behavioral Science and CU Libraries
Friday, Oct 24, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM, IBS Room 155B
ICPSR Resources for Enhancing Research and Teaching
Jani Little, Director CRS; Andrew Johnson, Research Data Librarian; Juliann Couture, Research Librarian
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) maintains the largest social science data archive in the world. Learn more about ICPSR collections and how to access them. In addition, ICPSR offers excellent research and teaching tools such as the Social Science Variables Database (SSVD), online exploratory analysis of large and cumbersome datasets, data labs for teaching research methods, and the most USEFUL guidelines for writing data management plans.
Presentation Slides
Sponsored by CRS
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
Tuesday, Nov 11, 4:00-5:00 PM, IBS Room 155A
IBS Panel Series on Engaging in Interdisciplinary Research: Session 1
Opening discussion about conducting interdisciplinary research, facilitated by Professors Myron Gutmann and Richard Jessor
"Long-term Effects of Health and Development Interventions in Rural Bangladesh," Jane Menken (Director, Institute of Behavioral Science) and colleagues
The Institute of Behavioral Science was established to advance understanding of important societal problems. The complexity of those problems has long defied the adequacy of any single discipline to be sufficiently illuminating. Consequently, it has been the paramount objective of IBS to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative research. The challenge of that objective, for all of us, lies in going beyond the traditions of the disciplines in which we have been trained, expanding our perspectives to encompass the orientations of other relevant disciplines, and establishing conceptual frameworks that are more inter- or trans-disciplinary in character. Not an easy task! Nor is the organization of a research project that involves collaborators from different disciplines. These are some of the challenges that will be explored in this panel series.
Thursday, November 13, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155A
Allison Redlich, Associate Professor, University at Albany State University of New York, School of Criminal Justice
Stages of Adolescence and the Decision to Plead Guilty
About 97% of convictions in juvenile and criminal courts are the result of guilty pleas. However, relatively little recent research has examined defendant decision-making in this context. And, although there is ample research examining whether adolescents and adults have the capacity for sound legal decision-making (i.e., adjudicative competence), there is significantly less examining whether this capacity indeed translates into plea decisions that are voluntary, knowing, and intelligent. In this presentation, three questions are addressed: What factors influence the dichotomous plea decision, are plea decisions made knowing, intelligently, and voluntarily, and what are the rationales underlying these decisions? In answering these questions, stages of adolescent development and increases in cognitive capacity and psychosocial maturity are taken into account.
Sponsored by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Flyer
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
This presentation has been postponed.
Thursday, Dec 11, 4:00-5:00 PM, IBS Room 155A
IBS Panel Series on Engaging in Interdisciplinary Research: Session 2
"Integrating Social and Genetic Epidemiology," Jason Boardman (Director, Health and Society Program) and colleagues
"Collaborating with Researchers from VERY Different Disciplines: Engineers, Economists, and Others," Kathleen Tierney (Director, Natural Hazards Center) and colleagues
The Institute of Behavioral Science was established to advance understanding of important societal problems. The complexity of those problems has long defied the adequacy of any single discipline to be sufficiently illuminating. Consequently, it has been the paramount objective of IBS to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative research. The challenge of that objective, for all of us, lies in going beyond the traditions of the disciplines in which we have been trained, expanding our perspectives to encompass the orientations of other relevant disciplines, and establishing conceptual frameworks that are more inter- or trans-disciplinary in character. Not an easy task! Nor is the organization of a research project that involves collaborators from different disciplines. These are some of the challenges that will be explored in this panel series.

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