Fall 2005 Population News Archive

Jane Menken gave a keynote address at the University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences Research Day on August 4, "Contributions of longitudinal study sites to understanding the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa."

With Richard G. Rogers as principal investigator and director, and Jason Boardman, Lori Hunter, and Andrei Rogers as associate directors, the Research Program on Population Processes received an R21 grant from NICHD for Developmental Infrastructure for Population Research. The award is $924,089 over five years beginning July 7, 2005. Based on the merits of the thirty-year-old research program, the new Population Center will be expanding demographic research and training in the areas of migration and population distribution, health, and environmental demography.

It is wonderful news that the ASA (American Sociological Association) Publications Committee approved adding Jason Boardman to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. He will be officially on the Board as of January 1, 2006.

Lisa Jordan won first place in the student paper competition at the Annual Meeting of the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers in Laramie, WY, September 22-24, 2005. The title of her paper was: "Religion and Fertility in the United States: A Geographic Analysis."

Liam Downey recently won the 2005 Sociological Spectrum Best Paper of the Year Award for his article, "Assessing Environmental Inequality: How the Conclusions We Draw Vary According To the Definitions We Employ" in Sociological Spectrum Vol. 25(3).

Jarron Saint Onge, Steven Doubilet, and Richard Rogers attended this year's Southern Demographic Association's 36th annual meeting, held November 3-5 at the University of Mississippi. Jarron Saint Onge and Richard Rogers presented "Blood Pressure Measures and All-Cause Mortality." Steven Doubilet presented "From World War I to Iraq: U.S. Military Casualty Trends and Medical Advances."

The University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC) recently funded four developmental grants, which total approximately $35,000. These awards represent an invaluable way to support junior and senior faculty, fund graduate students, bridge programs, and encourage interdisciplinary research.

The CUPC Developmental Grant Review Committee - which consisted of Andrei Rogers, Jason Boardman, and Richard Rogers - made the following awards: Randy Walsh and Terra McKinnish, Economics, for their project entitled "Decomposing Neighborhood Change;" Liam Downey, Sociology, for his project entitled "Examining the Determinants of Urban Environmental Inequality in Multiple Metropolitan Areas;" Tania Barham and A. Mushfiq Mobarak, Economics, for their project entitled "Social and Economic Impacts of Electricity Provision: Evidence from the Quasi-Random Placement of Hydroelectric Plants in Brazil;" and Fred Pampel, Sociology, for his project entitled "Socioeconomic Differentiation and Cigarette Use: Changes from Youth to Adulthood."