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April 2018

The Lab @ DC: Why Child Care Costs More than College, and What Can Be Done About It

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Taryn Morrissey Any parent of a young child can tell you how hard it is to find and pay for child care -- particularly in the District of Columbia. Why is child care so expensive, and why doesn't it follow the traditional rules of other markets? Despite families' high expenses, why are child care workers paid so little? How do children's early care and educational experiences relate to the achievement gap and socioeconomic…

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NCA: (Mis)communicating Science

April 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Washington, DC,
Washington, DC United States

Click here for more information. Media are powerful agents of communication, enabling the rapid dissemination of news and information – but they can also spread misinformation. This public program will address the role of media and news in spreading misinformation about science, which can affect the public’s attitudes and behaviors about topics such as climate change and the environment, health and medicine, and more. Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 PM Program: 6:00 - 7:30 PM

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2018 Population Association of America Annual Meeting

April 26 - April 28
Denver,
Denver, CO United States

2018 American Council of Learned Societies Annual Meeting

April 26 - April 28
Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, PA United States

The Lab @ DC: Big Data Policing: Tech, Surveillance, and the Future

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Andrew Ferguson Professor Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, UDC, will focus on how cutting-edge technology is changing how the police do their jobs, and why it’s more important than ever that citizens and governments understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool. He will reveal how these new technologies—viewed as race-neutral and objective—have been eagerly adopted by police departments hoping to distance themselves from claims of racial bias and unconstitutional…

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April 30 - May 1
20 F Street NW Conference Center,
20 F St, NW
Washington, DC United States

COSSA held its 2018 Science Policy Conference and Social Science Advocacy Day on April 30-May 1 in Washington, DC. The conference and advocacy day brought together COSSA members and other stakeholders for a day of discussion about federal policy impacting our science followed by the only annual, coordinated advocacy day in support of all of the social and behavioral sciences. Plenary panels included “Post Truth: Communicating Facts, Not Fiction,” featuring William K. Hallman, Rutgers University; Cary Funk, Pew Research Center;…

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May 2018

Screening and Referral for Social Determinants of Health: Innovative Health Care Applications and Future Directions

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Porter Neuroscience Research Center,
NIH Campus
Bethesda, MD United States

REGISTER HERE Please join the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) for the Screening and Referral for Social Determinants of Health: Innovative Health Care Applications and Future Directions meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center (Building 35A). Overview In 2014, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) recommended the standard capture of 12 health-related social and behavioral measures in electronic health records…

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The Lab @ DC: Taking Stock of the District’s Housing Stock

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Yesim Sayin Taylor  How does the District’s housing stock shape affordability, inclusivity, and the future growth of the District? Yesim Sayin Taylor describes how the D.C. Policy Center constructed a dataset of the District’s housing stock, and shares important findings from their recently published study. For example, many people worry about lack of family housing. But the study of the stock show that the District has many more larger units than families who…

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CNSF Exhibition & Reception

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2043-2045 RHOB,
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE The Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) will host its 24th Annual Exhibition and Reception, titled “Investments in Scientific and Educational Research: Fueling American Innovation,” on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Please use the Register tab above to register to attend the event. CNSF is an alliance of over 140 professional organizations, universities and businesses united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, mathematics, and engineering enterprise. CNSF supports the goal of increasing the national…

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2018 American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference

May 16 - May 19
Denver,
Denver, CO United States
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