Special Events

Fall of 2017

Understanding Social and Economic Data, an Online Course

Wisconsin Federal Statistical Research Data Center (WiscRDC) is coordinating and hosting remote participation in a free online course, "Understanding Social and Economic Data", taught by Warren Brown and Lars Vilhuber of Cornell University. It is designed to provide students a detailed overview of the US federal statistical system, where data comes from and how it can be used for research. The course also aims to teach students basic and advanced techniques for acquiring and transforming raw information into social and economic data. It also covers data infrastructure, security clearance, and disclosure review procedures associated required of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) researchers. It meets once per week for live video and Q&A sessions and offers additional "flipped" content for off-line learning. This course starts on Thursday, August 24, 2017. You should take this course if you are preparing to conduct research in WiscRDC, or if you want a structured initiation to the FSRDC system, and an opportunity to ask questions and work toward developing your own research proposal. View class summary.

Annual Colloquium on Aging

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute on Aging
Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Gordon Dining & Event Center on the UW-Madison campus

This annual Colloquium on Aging will showcase the latest research and resources on positive aging with speakers, a poster session and a health resource fair. This event is free and open to the public but requires pre-registration. To learn more about this event, please visit aging.wisc.edu/outreach/colloquium.php.

Prior Special Events/Workshops