Special Events

Spring of 2018

Recent Developments in Bayesian Model Averaging Applicable to Social Science Research

David Kaplan, Educational Psychology, UW-Madison
Tuesday January 30, 12:15-1:30 P.M.
8417 Sewell Social Science Building, UW-Madison

David Kaplan is the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Kaplan’s research interests include: Bayesian model averaging; objective versus subjective Bayesian modeling; and Bayesian approaches to problems in large-scale survey methodology. His collaborative research involves applications of advanced quantitative methodologies to substantive and methodological problems in international large-scale assessments in education. He has been actively involved in the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) where he served on its Technical Advisory Group from 2005-2009 and its Questionnaire Expert Group from 2004-present.

From Ecology to Epigenetics: Investigating the Long Term Effects of Nutritional and Microbial Environments in Infancy on The Regulation of Inflammation in Adulthood

Thomas McDade, Director, Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Northwestern University
Monday, February 12, 2018, 12-1 P.M.
1345 Health Sciences Learning Center, UW-Madison

Environments in infancy have lasting effects on human physiological systems that influence health and well-being in adulthood. Chronic inflammation is involved in many diseases of aging, and it is a potentially important mechanism linking environments and health over the life course. Details about this seminar is at this link.

Molecular Me: Exploring the Social Implications of the Genomics Revolution

Jason Fletcher, Romnes Professor of Public Affairs, UW-Madison
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 7 P.M.
Discovery Building, UW-Madison

This February Crossroads of Ideas lecture features Jason Fletcher, Romnes Professor of Public Affairs with appointments in sociology, agricultural and applied economics and population health sciences and author of the Genome Factor. Crossroads of Ideas reflects the importance of the Discovery Building as a place for campus and community to learn about thought-provoking topics. Please check out this link for details.

When Should Researchers Use Inferential Statistics When Analyzing Data on Full Populations?

Rob Warren, Professor, University of Minnesota Sociology and Director, Minnesota Population Center
Friday, March 16, 2018, 12-1:30 PM
259 Education Sciences, UW-Madison

This presenation is featured in the weekly Interdisciplinary Training Seminar (ITS) in Education Sciences.

Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Research Day

Friday March 23, 2018, 1-5 PM
Discovery Building, UW-Madison

This annual event is presented by the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center to encourage collaboration and promote scientific thought among faculty, students, and researchers from a wide range of disciplines across the UW-Madison campus. Learn more about the event agenda.

Hispanic Identity Fades Across Generations as Immigrant Connections Fall Away

Mark Lopez, Pew Hispanic Center
Tuesday, April 4, 2018, 12:15-1:30 P.M.
8417 Sewell Social Sciences, UW-Madison

Day on Biology, Population and Policy

This is a joined event with the Institute for Research on Poverty
Thursday, April 12, 2018
8417 Sewell Social Science, UW-Madison

Of Men and Microbes: Social Determinants of the Microbiome

Jennifer Beam Dowd, King’s College London & CUNY School of Public Health
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12:15-1:30 P.M.
8417 Sewell Social Sciences, UW-Madison

Prior Special Events/Workshops