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January 17, 2007

February 23, 2007: Infectious Disease Conference

To inaugurate a new bio-social science initiative, IRiSS will host a conference on "Demography and Infectious Disease: Integrating Multiple Levels of Biological and Social Organization" on Friday, February 23, 2007.

Focusing on how we combat malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDs, the presenters will address topics such as:
* integration of biological and social information
* disease susceptibility
* technical challenges, such as sampling, identifying and quantifying risk, and modeling - linear vs. nonlinear data analysis, and
* ethnographic studies of populations at risk

This event has been selected for support by the Applera Foundation, in conjunction with Applied Biosystems 25th anniversary international lecture series. All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

For additional information and to register, go to:
http://appliedbiosystems.coverallcrew.com/sls/usancalifornia/.

Posted by cthomsen at 08:48 AM

January 10, 2007

Winter 2007: Morrison Colloquium on Population Studies

The Morrison Institute Winter Colloquium on Population Studies will begin on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. Location is Herrin Hall T-175, each Wednesday at 4:15. One-unit credit is available for BioSci 146 or HumBio 60.

Contact Jim Collins, (650)723-7518, or email morrisoninstitute@stanford.edu for more information.

The 2007 Colloquium schedule features:

10 Jan. James R. Carey (University of California, Davis)

"Survival and Aging in the Wild Via Residual Demography"

17 Jan. Steve Lansing (University of Arizona and Santa Fe Institute)

"Village Assembly, Language Speciation, and the Neutral Theory in Indonesia"

24 Jan. Richard Bribiescas (Yale University)

"On the Evolution of Human Male Reproductive Senescence: Is There a Male Menopause?"

31 Jan. Laura Carstensen (Stanford University)

"Living Long or Growing Old: Take Your Pick"

7 Feb. Peter Small (The Gates Foundation), Anne Stone (Arizona State University), and Sebastien Gagneux (Institute for Systems Biology)

"What Ancient and Modern DNA Tells Us About the Evolution of M Tuberculosis"

14 Feb. Daniel Promislow (University of Georgia)

"Fifty Years after G. C. Williams: Is There Still a Place for Evolutionary Genetics in the Study of Senescence?"

21 Feb. David Goldstein (Duke University)

"Neuropsychiatric Genetics: Where Are We Headed?"

28 Feb. David Krakauer and Jessica Flack (Santa Fe Institute)

"Competitive and Social Niche Construction"

7 Mar. Robert Mare (University of California at Los Angeles)

"Income Inequality and Educational Assortative Mating"

Posted by cthomsen at 09:17 AM

January 08, 2007

Web-based Survey Authoring and Deployment App Available

IRISS is pleased to offer a new service to Stanford social science researchers allowing the construction and deployment of online surveys on in-house servers. The software, Opinio from ObjectPlanet, allows for managed personalized invitation lists, unlimited question designs, multimedia and internationalization support, and online reporting of results all from a web browser anywhere on the Internet. More info can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/group/iriss/resources/.

Posted by vijoy at 04:22 PM

Morrison Announces New Colloquium

The Morrison Institute Winter Colloquium on Population Studies will begin on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. Location is Herrin Hall T-175, each Wednesday at 4:15. One-unit credit is available for BioSci 146 or HumBio 60.

Contact Jim Collins, (650)723-7518, or email morrisoninstitute@stanford.edu for more information.

The 2007 Colloquium schedule features:

10 Jan. James R. Carey (University of California, Davis)

"Survival and Aging in the Wild Via Residual Demography"

17 Jan. Steve Lansing (University of Arizona and Santa Fe Institute)

"Village Assembly, Language Speciation, and the Neutral Theory in Indonesia"

24 Jan. Richard Bribiescas (Yale University)

"On the Evolution of Human Male Reproductive Senescence: Is There a Male Menopause?"

31 Jan. Laura Carstensen (Stanford University)

"Living Long or Growing Old: Take Your Pick"

7 Feb. Peter Small (The Gates Foundation), Anne Stone (Arizona State University), and Sebastien Gagneux (Institute for Systems Biology)

"What Ancient and Modern DNA Tells Us About the Evolution of M Tuberculosis"

14 Feb. Daniel Promislow (University of Georgia)

"Fifty Years after G. C. Williams: Is There Still a Place for Evolutionary Genetics in the Study of Senescence?"

21 Feb. David Goldstein (Duke University)

"Neuropsychiatric Genetics: Where Are We Headed?"

28 Feb. David Krakauer and Jessica Flack (Santa Fe Institute)

"Competitive and Social Niche Construction"

7 Mar. Robert Mare (University of California at Los Angeles)

"Income Inequality and Educational Assortative Mating"

Posted by cthomsen at 12:27 PM