Events

September 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: PSC Conference Room, 5th floor, McNeil Building
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September 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Onoso Imoagene Assistant Professor in Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 103 McNeil Building
Description: Affecting Lives: How winning the US Diversity Visa Lottery Impacts DV Migrants Pre- and Post-Migration
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September 20, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Global Family Change: The Reshaping of Society's Most Fundamental Institution with Development
Luca Maria Pesando Ph.D. Candidate - Graduate Group in Demography
Penn Fels Policy Research Initiative Doctoral Student Seminar Series | Location: Kleinman Center Classroom, 3rd flr, Fischer Fine Arts Library
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September 21, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Jeffrey Hom Policy Advisor - Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Location: Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street
Center for Public Health Initiatives
Description:
Drug overdoses killed 907 people in Philadelphia in 2016, three times the number of homicides. Eighty percent of these involved an opioid, including heroin and fentanyl. Thousands of non-fatal overdoses also occurred, burdening the city’s first responders and emergency departments. And still thousands more have a substance use disorder or are at risk from their ongoing use. This talk will discuss the opioid epidemic in Philadelphia, focusing on the epidemiology of opioid use and overdose, the recommendations from the Mayor’s Task Force, and the public health opportunities to overcome the many challenges in this crisis.
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September 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sandra Florian Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 169 McNeil Building
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September 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Unequal Families, Unequal Effects: How Parental Divorce Differentially Impacts Children’s Educational Attainment
Jennie E. Brand Professor, Department of Sociology - UCLA Social Sciences Division
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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September 26, 2017
Location: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Description: Can the Global order survive an era of nationalism? Will International alliances overcome national retrenchment? When is electoral democracy a pathway to populism? What key forces will shape the world's economic future?
Explore these questions with world leaders, diplomats, military officials, journalists, and industry experts at Perry World House. Also featuring the inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue, co-hosted with the Penn Biden Center. Registration will open on Tuesday September 5th.
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September 27, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: PSC Conference Room, 5th floor, McNeil Building
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September 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Amada Armenta Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of Pennsylvania
Location: 103 McNeil Building
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September 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Kenneth Shores Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Penn GSE
Location: 169 McNeil Building
Description: The Geography of Black White Educational Inequality: Linking Disproportionality across Multiple Educational Domains
Using district level data that cover 75 percent of the black public school population, we characterize the extent to which black white gaps in achievement, rates of school disciplinary policy, Advanced Placement (AP) course taking and classification into special education and Gifted and Talented courses are linked across school districts in the United States. We show that gaps in each of these domains are large in magnitude and correlated; districts with large gaps in one area are likely to have large gaps in other areas. Socioeconomic inequality and segregation are strikingly consistent predictors of achievement, discipline, AP course taking and classification gaps. While socioeconomic and segregation variables consistently predict achievement and non-achievement gaps, there is much more unexplained variance for non-achievement outcomes; depending on the outcome, socioeconomic and segregation variables explain  between 1.5 to 3 times as much of the variation in achievement gaps as they do for the other educational outcomes. These findings reveal that underlying and systemic patterns of inequality drive inequalities across multiple educational outcomes; however, unobserved discretionary policies at the district and school levels are more influential for gaps in non-achievement outcomes.
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October 2, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Whiteness as Property: The Quantitative Case for Critical Race Theory in Medicine
Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins Vice Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow (LDI Fellow) - University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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October 5, 2017 7:30 AM - October 6, 2017 2:30 PM
Location: The Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street
Description: Join in a collaborative exchange of ideas on novel solutions to today’s health care challenges, together with leaders in health care policy and practice from academia, government, and the private sector. Penn LDI is taking a moment to celebrate its 50 years of health policy leadership with a symposium focused on ideas to improve health and health care over the next 50 years. Click Here for more information.
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October 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Citizenship Advantage: Immigration Socioeconomic Attainment across Generations in the Age of Mass Migration
Peter Catron Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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October 16, 2017 - October 17, 2017
Location: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
Description:

The National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a two-day meeting of researchers, service providers, persons with dementia, family caregivers, and other stakeholder groups. It will be held October 16-17, 2017, at the Natcher Building’s Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. It is free and open to the public.  NIA’s Division of Behavioral and Social Research (NIA/DBSR) would like to encourage you to attend this Research Summit. The meeting is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through private sector support.

Meeting registration is open. Please visit https://aspe.hhs.gov/national-research-summit-care-services-and-supports-persons-dementia-and-their-caregivers-registration to register soon, as space is limited.

The Summit is intended to identify what we know now and what we still need to learn in order to accelerate the development, evaluation, translation, implementation, and scaling up of comprehensive care, services, and supports for persons with dementia, families, and other caregivers. The Summit is focused on research that is needed to improve quality of person-and family-centered care and outcomes across care settings, including quality of life and the lived experience of persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Please note: If you cannot attend the Summit in-person, the event will be live-streamed. If you prefer to watch the videocast, please register and choose the “videocast” option. A link and additional details will be sent to you approximately one-week prior to the event.

MEETING INFORMATION:

Event:  National Research Summit on Care, Services and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Location: 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

William H. Natcher Building (#45)
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

Monday, October 16, 2017  
Meeting check in: 7:00AM - 8:00AM 
Meeting: 8:00AM – 4:45PM

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Meeting check in: 7:00AM - 7:55AM 
Meeting: 7:55AM – 5:00PM

All meeting times are Eastern Standard Time. Times are subject to change.

More information about the Summit is available at: https://aspe.hhs.gov/national-research-summit-care-services-and-supports-persons-dementia-and-their-caregivers.

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October 16, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Impact of Immigration Policies on Local Enforcement, Crime and Policing Efficiency
Alberto Ciancio Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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October 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Title To Be Advised
Heather Schofield Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy - University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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October 29, 2017 - November 4, 2017
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Description: The IUSSP International Population Conference is a major international event drawing over 2,000 scientists, policy makers and practitioners in the global population community to meet and address issues of common concern.  The Conference takes place once every four years, providing a unique forum for population experts to take stock of recent research on population trends and issues and to debate possible actions and policy responses to the challenges posed by population phenomena. The Conference will include invited plenary debates and panel discussions on population and sustainable development issues as well as over 240 scientific sessions featuring the results of recent research from around the globe. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including international migration, sexual and reproductive health, poverty and inequality, population and environment interactions, the consequences of population ageing and issues related to children and youth, education, the labour force, and gender and human rights. There will also be a set of sessions on Population and Policy Challenges in Africa. Attention to advances in methods and data measuring population phenomena and evaluating progress towards health and development goals such as the SDGs will be a key concern cutting across all sessions.  In addition, there will be exhibits, side meetings and training sessions. The Conference is open to all members of the population community and draws in experts working in research, teaching, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as the private sector including publishing companies and the media. Institutions working in the population field are encouraged to organise exhibits, side meetings, and training workshops or become an institutional sponsor. Further information on these opportunities will be posted on this website.
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October 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Black Deaths Matter: Race, Relationship Loss, and Effects on Survivors
Debra J. Umberson Professor, Department of Sociology - The University of Texas at Austin
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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October 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Richard Berk Chair, Department of Criminology, Professor of Criminology & Statistics - University of Pennsylvania
Location: CTL Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library
Description: Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.
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November 6, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Title To Be Advised
Speaker To Be Advised
PSC Fall 2017 Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil
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