Events

August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019
SAS Summer Boot Camp | Location: University of Pennsylvania, SAIL Room, 111 Levin, 425 S. University Ave., Philadelphia, PA
School of Arts & Sciences Office of the Dean, Penn Center for Particle Cosmology, and MindCORE
Description:

Data driven discovery is playing an increasingly important role in the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. To help position graduate students to participate in such discovery, SAS is offering a 5-day introductory boot camp for programming in Python. Python is one of the main languages used in modern machine learning and data analysis. This hands-on boot camp will assume no prior programming experience and will introduce students to basic Python code and applications to various elements of data analysis and inference. The latter part will include an introduction to machine learning. An optional 2-day session on machine learning the following week will also be offered that covers the core concepts for machine learning where participants will explore programs that can be changed when exposed to new data.

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August 14, 2019 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Washington, DC
Description:

Following introductory remarks and perspectives from the project’s sponsors, the workshop will begin with a panel discussion in which individuals with lived experience with Alzheimer’s Disease and experience caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease will offer perspectives on the impact Alzheimer’s Disease has on individuals, their families, and their communities, as well as their thoughts on how best to improve support for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. The workshop will also include panels on epidemiological perspectives and models of care initiatives.
Following the formal panel discussions, there will be a one-hour public comment session in which attendees may provide a brief (no longer than three minutes) statement or commentary to inform the work of the study committee. Time slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and participation is open to those attending the workshop virtually as well as in-person attendees. You may sign up for the public comment session via this Eventbrite workshop registration form

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September 4, 2019 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Description:

The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative’s SALURBAL Project is convening this pre-symposium event to discuss challenges and opportunities in characterizing and studying the determinants of urban mortality with a special focus on the Latin American context. The first panel will feature presentations and moderated discussion from experts in the field and the second panel will present preliminary results from the SALURBAL Project. 

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September 5, 2019
Location: Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Description:

The symposium will bring together participants across sectors and disciplines with an interest in urban health including researchers, practitioners, policymakers, planners, environmentalists, students and other stakeholders. We welcome participation from different career stages and geographic areas. The poster session and reception will take place on the afternoon of September 5, 2019. The poster session will cover a broad range of research topics related to urban health and provide an informal setting to discuss the themes of the symposium. The deadline to submit an abstract for the poster session is May 15, 2019.


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September 9, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
How Behavior Spreads
Damon Centola Associate Professor of Communication - University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communication
PSC Fall 2019 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
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September 11, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
David FitzGerald Professor, Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations and Co-Director, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies - University of California, San Diego
Location: 150 McNeil
Penn Sociology
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September 12, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Location: University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Description:

Submissions will be evaluated by senior scholars affiliated with PSID based upon several factors, including: 
• The substantive or methodological motivation for the study; 
• The quality of study design, including the choice of appropriate research methodology and data; and 
• The significance of the submission in terms of extending scientific knowledge. 
Submissions will also be selected to balance topics, disciplines, and the different PSID data sets being used. Submission Instructions The submission webpage is: https://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/conference/registration/ 
The following items are required to be submitted through the webpage: 
1. An online form with: • The name, email address, telephone number, institution, and curriculum vitae for the corresponding author and all coauthors; • The title of the paper; 
2. An abstract (1,000 words or less) which should include a description of the topic to be studied, the theoretical focus, and the data and research methods. 
Contact information For further information, please contact Narayan Sastry (nsastry@umich.edu) or Patty Hall (pathall@umich.edu).

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September 13, 2019 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location: Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
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September 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fernando Riosmena Associate Professor of Geography - University of Colorado, Boulder
PSC Fall 2019 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
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September 23, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Social Determinants of Latrine Use in India: Evidence from a Survey on Social Networks and Social Norms
Alex Shpenev Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania, Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics
PSC Fall 2019 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
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September 28, 2019
Location: Golkin Room (223), Irvine Auditorium
Description:

Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November. At the Conference 20 word-class scientists from across the globe present their current breakthrough research answering the question: “Which are the next walls to fall?”
Application Deadline closes by August 15th. The Falling Walls Lab is a project of the Falling Walls Foundation and supported by the Bayer Foundations and Sartorius. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Dr.. Ruggero Vigliaturo ( ruggero.vigliaturo@gmail.com ), Joan Buccilli ( jbuccill@sas.upenn.edu ) or the Falling Walls Foundation ( lab@falling-walls.com).

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September 30, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health
Meghan Skira Associate Professor - University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
PSC Fall 2019 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
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October 7, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Neighborhood Homicides and Young Women’s Risk of Pregnancy During the Transition to Adulthood
Abigail Weitzman Assistant Professor - The University of Texas at Austin
PSC Fall 2019 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
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October 9, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Eileen Crimmins AARP Professor of Gerontology, Director of Multidisciplinary Research Training in Gerontology PhD Program - University of Southern California, Leonard Davis
Location: Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research, 3400 Civic Center Blvd
Penn Institute on Aging, Population Studies Center, Population Aging Research Center
Description:

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October 14, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The New System of Mexican Migration: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
Joshua Wassink Postdoctoral Fellow - Princeton University
PSC Fall 2019 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
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October 15, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
George C. Galster Clarence Hillbery Professor of Urban Affairs and Distinguished Professor Emeritus - Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State University
Location: Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut Street
Penn IUR
Description:

Please join Penn IUR for a book talk by George C. Galster, Clarence Hillbery Professor of Urban Affairs and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Wayne State University, who will discuss his new book, Making Our Neighborhoods, Making Our Selves. A prolific author on the topics of metropolitan housing markets, racial discrimination and segregation, neighborhood dynamics, residential reinvestment, community lending and insurance patterns, and urban poverty, Galster uses this latest work to redefine the relationship between places and people, promoting specific policies that reduce inequalities in housing markets and beyond. Drawing on economics, sociology, geography, and psychology, this volume explores what neighborhoods are, how they come to be, and how to make them productive and fair for their residents. Galster will be introduced by Susan Wachter, Co-Director, Penn IUR and Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Professor of Finance, The Wharton School. Vincent Reina, Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Weitzman School of Design, will lead a discussion to close the event.

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October 17, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Joe Soss Cowles Chair for the Study of Public Service - University of Minnesota
Location: Forum (Room 250), Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy
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October 21, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The benefits of Knowledge: Mortality Expectations and Sexual Behavior
Alberto Ciancio Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania
PSC Fall 2019 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
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October 28, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Changing Coasts: Combining Satellite Imagery, Machine Learning, and Census and Survey Data to Understand Transformation
Elizabeth Frankenberg Director, Carolina Population Center & Professor of Sociology - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
PSC Fall 2019 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
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November 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
From Chinatown to Everytown: New Patterns of Employment for Low-skilled Chinese Immigrants in the United States
Zai Liang Professor of Sociology - University at Albany SUNY
PSC Fall 2019 Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
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