Population Program Conferences, Short Courses, Workshops


Upcoming

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.

Recent - 2013

Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 and 10, 2013, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, IBS Computer Lab, Room 150
Introduction to R
Frank Witmer, Research Associate, Institutions Program, IBS
Registration and Workshop Materials
Workshop sponsored by CUPC and Computing and Research Services.
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.
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

Recent - 2012

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 & 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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.