Population Program Conferences, Short Courses, Workshops


Recent - 2014

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