Conferences and Workshops

NextGenPop @ Duke

NextGenPop is an undergraduate pipeline program in population research that aims to increase the diversity of the population field and nurture the next generation of population scientists. It is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (R25 HD105602). NextGenPop Fellows will study population composition and change through the lens of pressing contemporary issues, including race and income inequalities, health disparities, immigration, and family change. This June, DUPRI will host 21 fellows from 19 universities across the nation for a 2-week, in-person, on-campus summer experience. The theme will be Inequality and Health.

Working with Big Data, SQL, and Cloud Computing using R

DUPRI will be hosting a virtual workshop, “Working with Big Data, SQL, and Cloud Computing using R,” on February 27. This 2-hour training provides an introduction to working with remote structured databases, performing SQL queries, and accessing and using cloud computing services like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Compute Engine. The training will focus specifically on the R programming language. Some prior experience using R is recommended.

Text Analysis Using R Workshop

DUPRI will be hosting a workshop, Text Analysis Using R, on December 1. This 4-hour training provides an introduction to computational text analysis using R. It covers data import and formatting, cleaning and prepping documents, data visualization, exploratory analysis, basic network analysis, and topic modeling. Some prior experience using R is recommended.

Demography Daze 2023

Demography Daze is back! Demography Daze is a unique one-day collaboration with Carolina Population Center where scholars and students present their work. The event encourages the exchange of ideas between centers, fosters collaboration, and demonstrates the strengths of both centers. This year, DUPRI will host the 9th annual Demography Daze on Friday, September 15 from 1:00PM - 5:15PM in Gross Hall room 270. A reception will follow on the Gross Hall Portico. Please join us!