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March 2018

Graduate Training in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Webinar

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Click here to request to stay involved in this effort. View the slides: In June 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) convened a two-day workshop to discuss the current state of U.S. graduate education in the social and behavioral sciences. Proceedings from the workshop were published in September 2017. Key findings: Approximately 60% of new PhDs in the sciences do not pursue academic research careers, yet graduate education primarily focuses on preparation for those positions. Research…

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2018 American Psychosomatic Society Annual Scientific Meeting

March 7 - March 10
Louisville,
Louisville, KY United States

SPSSI Lunch Seminar: Understanding the Psychological Effects of Genocide, and the Psychology of Post-Conflict Reconciliation and Healing

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
2045 RHOB,
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC United States

To attend in person, please RSVP to Sarah Mancoll (smancoll@spssi.org). Presented by the Society for the Psychological Study on Social Issues Featuring Johanna Ray Vollhardt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Clark University The United Nations defines genocide as a crime with the intention to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group. More than 60 years ago, the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide created important tools for punishing perpetrators of…

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The Lab @ DC: Test Driving Transportation Networks Across the US

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States
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REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Maksim Kitsak Urban transportation systems are vulnerable to congestion, accidents, weather, special events, and other costly delays. But while policy solutions to these problems typically address efficiency improvements, investment in strengthening resiliency - a system’s ability to recover from additional disruptions - is scarce. Dr. Kitsak joins us to share US Army Corps of Engineers team's analysis of 40 US transportation networks for both qualities and weigh in on what this means for…

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2018 Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting

March 22 - March 25
Minneapolis,
Minneapolis, MN United States

In The Age of Inequality, Does Public Schooling Make a Difference?

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
285 Russell,
Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE Panelists: Prudence Carter (University of California, Berkeley) Heather Hill (Harvard University) Margot Jackson (Brown University) Sean Reardon (Stanford University) Moderated by Kenya Downs (Public Radio International). More than 50 years ago, the landmark Coleman Report settled on an extraordinary and controversial finding: that public schooling exerts little influence over inequality in America. Instead the effects of schooling are outweighed by “the inequalities imposed on children by their home, neighborhood, and peer environment.” The report inspired decades of research aimed at answering how, when, and…

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Congressional Briefing School Violence, Safety, and Well-Being: A Comprehensive Approach

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2200 RHOB,
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC United States

MORE INFORMATION HERE To attend this briefing, register HERE Every time we as a nation find ourselves witnessing and attempting to comprehend school shootings, pundits and politicians offer unilateral strategies with the promise such tragedies will never occur again.  But they do.  What is different following the Parkland rampage is that students from around the country are rallying and advocating for change, in a manner more articulate and compassionate than their years suggest. Devoted to multi-dimensional, evidence-based prevention strategies, the National…

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Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Academy of Sciences,
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals generate a stream of discoveries and innovations that fuel job creation and national economic growth. Undergraduate STEM education prepares these professionals while teaching all students knowledge and skills that are useful across a range of jobs and in civic life. However, many capable students who intend to major in these fields switch to another field or drop out of higher education altogether—in part because of documented weaknesses in teaching, learning, and…

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The Lab @ DC: The Co-City: Mapping the New Urban Commons

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States
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REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Sheila Foster What do participatory budgeting, collaboration pacts, community land trusts, microgrids, and wireless and broadband mesh networks have in common? They represent experimental forms of civic innovation that address urban inequality and the inaccessibility of a range of common goods and services to populations most in need of them. Sheila Foster, a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University, will share some of the results of an applied research project…

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April 2018

Workshop on the Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

April 3 - April 4
National Academies Keck Center,
500 5th St NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE MORE INFORMATION HERE Please join the National Academies’ Committee on Law and Justice for a workshop discussing the relationship between the criminal justice system and social exclusion, with a special focus on differences across race, gender, and ethnicity. Sessions will address issues such as the following: How do disparities in criminal justice processing put people at differential risk for exposure to collateral consequences of criminal justice system involvement, broadly defined? How are the consequences of criminal justice system…

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