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Increasingly demography or demographics has become recognized as a powerful tool in the arenas of social, business, and government problem-solving and decision-making. BGSU is unique because it provides students not only the technical expertise but also the theoretical tools they will need to make sense of and interpret demographic data and trends. BGSU offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees with demography specializations. In addition, undergraduate sociology majors can earn a concentration in population studies.

The Center also places a strong emphasis on training and mentoring of affiliates, particularly junior faculty members. The faculty research development awards are a formal mechanism that we use to structure mentoring. Faculty training funds help faculty integrate new methods, data, software, and analytic techniques into their research. The Center additionally provides a number of workshops throughout the year on grant-writing, statistical packages, advanced methods, and specific data sets.

OFF CAMPUS TRAINING

WEBINAR: MAPPING RESEARCH APPROACHES TO THE DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND – April 23, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10:00-11:00 am
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3133908671339844866
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. More about this PRB-sponsored webinar is at this link: http://www.prb.org/Events/2015/mapping-demographic-dividend-webinar.aspx.

FREE WORKSHOPS AT THE PAA 2015 ANNUAL MEETING

Population and Ecological Data Tools and Services: An Introduction to working with Terra Populus and DataONE, Wednesday, April 29, 9 AM-12 PM, Aqua 307
This workshop will introduce participants to a suite of openly accessible data, tools and resources. Registration is not required. Sponsored by Minnesota Population Center

New IPUMS and MPC Microdata: Hands-on workshop using U.S. and global census and survey data, Wednesday, April 29, 9 AM-4 PM, Aqua 310ab
This workshop will provide an overview of the IPUMS and MPC microdata projects, with a focus on the newly available census and survey data. For more information and workshop registration, please visit the PAA annual meeting website. Sponsored by Minnesota Population Center

From Research to Policy: Learn and Practice Writing to Reach Policy Audiences, May 2, 2015 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
D'Vera Cohn (Pew Research Center) and Dr. Robert Stephenson (University of Michigan) will facilitate the workshop. The workshop is designed to help researchers engaging with population and demographic issues translate their findings into a format that reaches policymakers and other non-academic audiences. RSVP here to attend.

RAND SUMMER INSTITUTE
The annual RAND Summer Institute on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging addresses critical issues facing our aging population. It is comprised of the Workshop on Aging (July 8-9, 2015) and the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 6-7, 2015). Both workshops will convene at the RAND Corporation headquarters campus in Santa Monica, California.

FRAGILE FAMILIES SUMMER DATA WORKSHOP 
The workshop will be held June 17-19 2015 at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. The workshop is targeted toward young scholars from various social and biomedical science disciplines, including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Information about the Fragile Families study is available at: http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/index.asp. Additional workshop information, including application form and submission details, is available here.

SUMMER INSTITUTE IN SURVEY RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
The Institute for Social Research will offer its Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques from June 1 to July 24, 2015 at the University of Michigan. Courses, schedule and application details are at this link: http://si.isr.umich.edu/. .

ICPSR SUMMER PROGRAM IN QUANTITATIVE METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
The ICPSR Summer Program is a forum for basic and advanced training in the methodologies and technologies of social science research. The 2015 schedule, course descriptions and registration instructions are available at this link: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/sumprog/about.html.