Past IBS Colloquia & Events


2012 IBS Colloquia:

Wednesday January 11, 2012, 9:30 AM to 3:15 PM, IBS Computer Lab, Room 150
Introduction to R
Matt Keller, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UCB and a fellow at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics & Elisabeth Root, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography at UCB and Faculty Research Affiliate, IBS
Registration and Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by Computing and Research Services.
Friday, Jan 20, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, IBS 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 401
The Concept of Class Power
Tom Mayer
Brown bag talk sponsored by the Institutions Program.
Friday, Jan 27, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, IBS 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 401
Economic Liberalization and Political Moderation: The Case of Islamist and Communist Parties
Sarah Sokhey
Brown bag talk sponsored by the Institutions Program.
Thursday, Feb 2, 2012, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Longevity and its Consequences: Insights from an Experimental Insect Biology Program
James R. Carey, Professor, Department of Entomology, UC Davis and Senior Scholar, Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging, UC Berkeley
ABSTRACT: My overarching goal is to explore and discuss the conceptual, technical and analytical complementarity of biological (non-human species) and classical (human) demography. The talk will focus on both my past and recent bio-demographic research organized around four themes: (1)theoretical bio-demography (e.g. social insects, two-sex model; new life table identity), (2) experimental bio-demography (e.g. fruit fly research involving dietary restriction; behavior informatics of the life course); (3) evolutionary ecology of lifespan (e.g. vertebrate longevity patterns, primate patterns of longevity; estimates of age structure when individual age is not known; and (4) human demography (e.g. longevity extension is self reinforcing, 'portraits' from a 12,000 year old cave, and sports demography/NBA players). I will end with a brief discussion of future directions for bio-demography, particularly with respect to health span.
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Feb 2, 2012, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, Atlas 200
Electronic Teaching: Digital strategies for delivering instructional content in the classroom
James R. Carey, Professor, Department of Entomology, UC Davis and Senior Scholar, Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging, UC Berkeley
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this visit is to open up a dialog with interested faculty, instructors and administrators at CU-Boulder about digital strategies in academia in general and in hybrid and online instruction in particular. Although my intent is to devote a substantial amount of the period to open discussion regarding developments of mutual interest in online instruction, for background and context I will start out by presenting a synoptic overview of the $6 million University of California (System-wide) Online Instructional Pilot Project in which I am participating as well as quick overviews strategic concepts concerning the use of digital technology in the classroom including delivery models, classroom and seminar capture, and the creation and use of simple 'how to' videos for enrichment and augmentation. This will be followed by Q&A and discussion.
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, Feb 9, 2012, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Supercomputing in the Social Sciences: The When, Where, and How
Ben Domingue
Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.
Friday, Feb 10, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, IBS 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 401
Family Matters: The Agricultural Ladder, Inheritance, and Rural-to-Urban Capital Mobility
Lee Alston
Brown bag talk sponsored by the Institutions Program.
Friday, Feb 10, 3:30-5:00, IBS Room 155
William Boyd, Law School & Krister Andersson, Department of Political Science, Environmental Studies Program, and Institute of Behavioral Science, CU-Boulder
Climate Policy, REDD+ and the Road Ahead
Refreshments served afterwards.
Department of Geography Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Environment and Society Program and CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
Flyer ...
Friday, Feb 17, 3:30-5:00, IBS Room 155
Ashwini Chhatre, Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Institutional Access, Democratic Articulation, and Self-Organized Adaptation to Climate Change
Refreshments served afterwards.
Department of Geography Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Environment and Society Program and CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
Flyer ...
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Being an Out, Gay High School Student: Victimization and Young Adult Adjustment
Stephen Russell, Distinguished Professor and Fitch Nesbitt Endowed Chair in Family and Consumer Sciences, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Friday, Feb 24, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, IBS 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 401
Title TBA
Carew Boulding
Brown bag talk sponsored by the Institutions Program.
Friday, Mar 2, 3:30-5:00, IBS Room 155
Roger Pielke Jr, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, CU-Boulder
The Science and the Politics of Disasters and Climate Change
Refreshments served afterwards.
Department of Geography Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Environment and Society Program and CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
Flyer ...
Thursday, Mar 8, 2012, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Submitting your research to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Claire Dunne, Ph.D., CIP, IRB Program Manager, University of Colorado Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Friday, Mar 9, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, IBS 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 401
Title TBA
Sarah Sokhey
Brown bag talk sponsored by the Institutions Program.
Friday, Mar 9, 3:30-5:00, IBS Room 155
Andrew Comrie, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
Catching Climate Fever: Diagnosing the Changing Environment of Infectious Disease
Refreshments served afterwards.
Department of Geography Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Environment and Society Program and CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
Flyer ...
Thursday, Mar 15, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
The Southern European migration landscape during the last two decades: evidence from Greece and Italy
Alexandra Tragaki, Assistant Professor in Demography Economics, Department of Geography, Harokopion University, Greece
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Friday, Mar 16, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, IBS 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 401
Water Scarcity, Institutions, and Security
Jaroslav Tir
Brown bag talk sponsored by the Institutions Program.
Friday, Mar 16, 4:00-6:00, IBS Room 155
Diana Liverman, Co-Director, Institute of the Environment, Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
Title TBA
Refreshments served afterwards.
Department of Geography Colloquium and CIRES Distinguished Lecture, co-sponsored by the Environment and Society Program and CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
Flyer ...
Thursday, April 5, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
An Introduction to Bayesian Estimation: Illustrations Using the General Linear Model
Ben Domingue
This presentation has been cancelled.
Thursday, April 5, 3:00-5:00, IBS Room 155
Julie Horney, Professor of Crime, Law and Justice, Department of Sociology & Crime, Law and Justice, Penn State University
What's Marriage Got to Do with It? Males' Intimate Relationships and Their Criminal Behavior
5th Annual Lecture of the Delbert S. Elliott Lecture Series in Criminology
Reception to follow
Please RSVP to dwatson@colorado.edu if you plan to attend
Sponsored by the Problem Behavior Program
Flyer ...
Friday, Apr 6, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, IBS 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 401
Buyer Power, Pricing Practices, and Labor Outcomes in Global Supply Chains
Jennifer Bair
Brown bag talk sponsored by the Institutions Program.
Friday, Apr 6, 3:30-5:00, IBS Room 155
Konrad Steffen, Director CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences), Professor Department of Geography, CU-Boulder
Greenland ice sheet and dynamic response to global warming
Refreshments served afterwards.
Department of Geography Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Environment and Society Program and CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
Flyer ...
Monday, Apr 9, 2012, 1:00 to 2:00 PM, IBS Room 155A
Demography of Food Security in Africa
Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Friday, Apr 20, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, IBS 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 401
The Explanation of Change and Continuity in Zambian Presidential Selection and Power: Leaders' Strategic Interaction, Institutions, and Social Structure.
James Scarritt
Brown bag talk sponsored by the Institutions Program.
Friday, Apr 20, 3:30-5:00, Guggenheim Room 205
James Sickman, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of CA Riverside
Paleoreconstructions of Sierra Nevada snowpack using diatom inference models
Refreshments served afterwards.
Department of Geography Colloquium, co-sponsored by the Environment and Society Program and CIRES Center for Science and Technology Policy Research.
Flyer ...
Thursday, Apr 26, 2012, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Bringing the Polluters Back In: Environmental Inequality and the Organization of Chemical Production
Don Grant, Professor, Interim Department Head, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Friday, Apr 27, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
The Dynamics of Fertility Preference in the Context of Transitioning Fertility
Sara Yeatman, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health and Behavioral Science, University of Colorado Denver
Flyer
Sponsored by the Health & Society and Population Programs.
Friday, Apr 27, 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM, IBS 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 401
Transitional Economic Democracy
Tom Mayer
Brown bag talk sponsored by the Institutions Program.
Workshop: CUPC-NCAR Workshop on Migration, Urbanization and Climate Change ~ CU Population Center
May 7-8, 2012
Boulder, Colorado
Lori Hunter and Patricia Romero-Lankao - Organizers
Workshop Website
Tuesday, May 15, 12:30 to 1:45 PM, IBS Room 155B
Healthy Aging in Cuba: A Participant Observation of the Mechanisms of State Provided Social Support for Older Adults
Terry L. Mills, PhD, Dean for Research & Sponsored Programs, Professor of Sociology, Morehouse College
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Short Course: Introduction to Spatial Demography: Geospatial Data and Spatial Regression ~ CU Population Center
May 23-25, 2012
Instructors: Paul Voss, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Seth Spielman, Elisabeth Root, University of Colorado Boulder
This course will provide an overview of spatial analysis in population and health, with an emphasis on spatial statistics and regression.
Class Website
Flyer
Conference: Integrating Genetics and the Social Sciences ~ CU Population Center
August 15-16, 2012
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 2012 Conference Website
Thursday, Sep 13, 4:00 to 6:30 PM, IBS Room 155A & B
IBS Fall Gathering 2012
It's that time of the year - all IBS Fall Gathering is here!! You are welcome to bring partners/family/kids etc.
Friday, Sep 14, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 290
Political Institutions and Governance
Andy Baker
Sponsored by Institutions.
Thursday, Sep 20, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Time Use Methodology and Applications
Sarah Kendig, Population Center, University of Texas, Austin
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Friday, Sep 21, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Economic Institutions and Informality
Andy Baker
Sponsored by Institutions.
Monday, Sep 24, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Employment Shifts Among Low-skilled Workers During the Recession
Mariano Sana, Department of Sociology, Vanderbilt University
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Tuesday, Sept 25, 3:00-4:30 PM, IBS Computer Lab, 150
EndNote Web
Jennifer Knievel and Mark Mabbett
Registration and Workshop Materials
Friday, Sep 28, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Why there should be no Political Aid Curse
David Bearce
Sponsored by Institutions.
Tuesday, Oct 2, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
An Introduction to Bayesian Estimation: Illustrations Using the General Linear Model
Ben Domingue
This talk will be a basic introduction to Bayesian estimation through a series of illustrations with a linear modelling problem. In particular, a little of the mathematics and a lot of the estimation behind the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm and Gibbs sampling (the two most common Bayesian estimation methodologies) will be compared to OLS and maximum likelihood (two common frequentist approaches).
Presentation slides (pdf) and Source (R)
Sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.
Friday, Oct 5, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Regionalism in the World Polity
Joseph Jupille and Brandy Jolliff
Sponsored by Institutions.
Friday & Saturday, Oct 5 & 6, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155
Measuring People in Place
Seth Spielman
Workshop agenda and materials
Sponsored by CUPC.
Friday, Oct 12, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Executive Influence, Ethnic Political Parties and Redistribution: Evidence from Bolivia
Carew Boulding and Raymond Foxworth
Sponsored by Institutions.
Thursday, Oct 18, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Climate Variability & Migration: Some Evidence from Thailand
Sara Curran, Department of Global Health, University of Washington
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Friday, Oct 19, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
The Effect of Immigration Quotas on Immigrant Skill Composition: Evidence from the Pacific Northwest
Catherine Massey
Sponsored by Institutions.
Thursday, Oct 25, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Hurricane Katrina, Displacement and Health Effects in a Vulnerable Population
Beth Fussell, Department of Sociology, Washington State University
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Monday, Oct 29, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Causes and Consequences of America's War on Immigrants
Doug Massey, Princeton Sociology Department, Princeton University
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Friday, Nov 2, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Trade Agreements in the 19th Century
Moonhawk Kim
Sponsored by Institutions.
Thursday, Nov 8, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Propensity Score Matching from a Potential Outcomes Framework
Liz Lawrence
Propensity score matching can indicate causality in observational studies where selection is a problem. This talk will review what propensity score matching is and its advantages, as well as the assumptions that limit the approach. I will also discuss packages in R that perform matching, going through command options and resulting output.
Presentation slides (pdf)
Sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.
Friday, Nov 9th, 12:00 to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 155A
The Role of the Eastern African Rift Valley in Hominid Origins and Evolution - A Case Study from Ethiopia
Dr. Giday WoldeGabriel, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sponsored by Department of Anthropology, Department of Geological Sciences, the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, and the Institute of Behavioral Science.
Flyer
Friday, Nov 9, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Path dependence in development: Evidence from the Mexican Revolution
Melissa Dell
Sponsored by Institutions.
Monday, Nov 12, 4:00 to 5:00 PM, IBS Room 155B
Dr. Michael Bollig, Professor of Anthropology and Vice-Rector of International Relations, University of Cologne, Germany
Fragmentation, Cooperation and Power and the Institutional Dynamics in Natural Resource Governance in North-western Namibia
Co-sponsored by Environment and Society and Institutions.
Flyer
Friday, Nov 16, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Social Institutions, Discoveries and Growth: Empirics on the Role of the Old Poor Law in the Industrial Revolution
Murat Iyigun and Avner Grief
Sponsored by Institutions.
Friday, Nov 30, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
Revising Pension Systems
Sarah Sokhey
Sponsored by Institutions.
Friday, Dec 7, Noon to 1:00 PM, IBS Room 401
How Civil Wars Impact Social Tolerance
Jaroslav Tir and Shane Singh
Sponsored by Institutions.
Wednesday, Dec 12th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM, IBS Room 155B
Migrant Health Selection from five Major Sources of U.S. Immigration
Randall Kuhn, School of International Studies/ DU, Institute of Behavioral Science/CU Boulder and Fernando Riosmena, Institute of Behavioral Science/Geography, CU Boulder
Flyer
Sponsored by CUPC.
Thursday, December 13th, 4:00-6:00, IBS Room 155A & B
All IBS Winter Party
A potluck party! IBS will be providing drinks!!