Events

From Jill Boy, Associate Dean and Chief Communications Office:

Duke Research Town Hall: Global Research at Duke - Good Practices for Reaching Success and Key Regulatory Considerations

Date
3/17/2020
Time
2:00pm - 3:30pm
DNAC hosts seminars regularly throughout the academic year. These events highlight cutting edge research from nationally and internationally renowned scholars and serve as a forum to build a strong network research community that encourages, shares and develops ideas. 
Date
3/16/2020
Time
12:15pm - 1:30pm
Venue
230E Gross Hall
A growing literature has documented the large and persistent impact of increasing investments in children — from income support programs, to educational investments, to health coverage. Yet, we persistently spend too little on children, especially the poorest. The results are bad for children and bad for our economy. Diane Schanzenbach presents the case for investing more in children and provides policy solutions.
Date
3/04/2020
Time
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Research on the "retreat from marriage" rarely focuses explicitly on marriage intentions and their relationship with marriage outcomes.  In this paper, we extend the small body of research on marriage intentions in several ways in an effort to better understand the trend toward later and less marriage in Japan.  Using two different sources of nationally representative data, we show that, although intentions to remain unmarried have increased over the past 35 years, the large majority of young Japanese men and women report that they intend to marry at some point.  We articulate several different scenarios that might explain this "marriage paradox" and find varying degrees of empirical support for each.  It is clear that rejection of marriage (predicted by two prominent theoretical frameworks) applies to only a very small proportion of young Japanese men and women.  We also find relatively limited support for provocative media portrayals of a generation of Japanese uninterested in "bothersome" relationships.  The most common pattern we observe in the data is, by far, one of "drifting" into singlehood.  This is a scenario in which young men and women with more or less strongly expressed intentions to marry, but remain unmarried across a period of eight years (the length of the panel survey we examine.)
Date
2/28/2020
Time
1:15pm - 3:00pm
Venue
Soc/Psych Building room 329
Dr. Fu leads and coordinates the development and implementation of the World Bank's development data agenda. She has been an active leader of the global statistical community, having served or currently serving as a member of the U.N. Secretary-General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development; as a Council Member of the International Statistical Institute; and Co-Chair of the Global Steering Committee of the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics, among others.
Date
2/25/2020
Time
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Venue
Rhodes Conference Room
The Duke Center for Child and Family Policy presents the Sulzberger Colloquium: Romeo & Juliet in the Digital Age: Using Mobile Devices to Track Teen Romance, featuring Marta Tienda, January 30, 12:00 to 1:30 PM, Sanford Building, Rhodes Conference Room. Lunch will be served. Please register so that we order enough catering for all attendees. Once deemed frivolous, transitory experiences, adolescent romantic relationships are now recognized as key milestones in adolescent development and precursors to healthy adult partnerships. Mobile technologies are appealing for administering surveys to youth because they align with their communication habits and can capture relationship dynamics prospectively. The mDiary Study of Romantic Relationships provides substantive insights about the complexity and fluidity of teen romantic liaisons as well as methodological lessons for survey researchers.
Date
1/30/2020
Time
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Venue
223 Rhodes Conference Room
These sessions offer the opportunity to dive deeper into topics and target diverse units at Duke: from those that desire a broad understanding of what is possible with data science, and those who wish to use data-science tools (software) without a need for deep understanding of underlying methodology, to those who desire a rigorous technical proficiency of the details and methodology of data science.  Anyone in the Duke community is welcome to join, there is no fee to attend, and no prior experience is necessary.
Date
1/23/2020
Time
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Over the next few days, people across the nation will engage in numerous celebrations to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a visionary leader of the civil rights movement who transformed the social justice landscape through his commitment to service, community and nonviolence. In a 1966 speech that Dr. King gave to the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Chicago, he said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”  Promoting the awareness of health care disparities, addressing current challenges, exploring solutions, and our role in eliminating them are essential to Duke Health’s mission and align with Dr. King’s vision.
Date
1/20/2020
Time
9:00am - 9:00pm
Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH MPH, is the Director of the NYU Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy, and Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. In this talk, Dr. Cerdá will present findings from a study where she and colleagues used agent-based models to simulate the potential impact of expanding firearms denial criteria (an approach focused on high-risk groups) and increasing the price of firearms (an approach aimed at the whole population, regardless of risk) on rates of firearm violence. The talk will include a discussion of the implications of high-risk versus population-based approaches to prevention of leading public health problems such as firearm violence.
Date
11/18/2019
Venue
SSRI Gross Hall Rm 230

Dr. Emilio Parrado of the Sociology Department at the University of Pennsylvania will present a talk on Friday, November 8, 2019 in rm 329 Soc/Psych(McKinney) at 1:15 pm.  The talk title: 'Immigration and Fertility'.

Date
11/08/2019
Venue
Room 329 (Soc/Psych (McKinney)