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September 2018

“The Trouble with Pink and Blue, Gender expression, stigma, and health among U.S. children and adolescents”

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4240 Public Affairs Bldg

“The Trouble with Pink and Blue, Gender expression, stigma, and health among U.S. children and adolescents” Allegra Gordon, SCD, MPH Research Scientist, Boston Children’s Hospital Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Dr. Gordon will offer a conceptual model for understanding gender expression and health and illustrate this model with examples from recent research on gender nonconformity, school-based violence and bullying, and selected health outcomes in samples of U.S. high school students and young adults. Lunch will be provided Sponsored…

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June 2018

Dr. Henry F. Raymond, Rutgers University & UC San Francisco

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Sampling Hidden Populations: Respondent Drive Sampling”  Abstract: Dr. Raymond will discuss the background and implementation of Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) studies which is wide use among hidden populations the world over. He will review the theoretical basis of RDS including what biases RDS analysis corrects for. Dr. Raymond will share some examples of RDS analysis using RDS Analyst.

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May 2018

Awards and Benefit Luncheon 2018

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 425 Westwood Plz
Los Angeles, CA United States

Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for a special end of the year event to honor the Center’s accomplishments, student award recipients, and this year’s Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award honorees! FEATURING THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS 40 Years in Corporate Culture: A Successful Woman’s Strategies for Surviving and Thriving By Paula Williams Madison Chairman and CEO, Madison Media Management, LLC Former CEO, Los Angeles Sparks Former Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal This year, CSW has selected Paula…

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V. Joseph Hotz, Duke University

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Role of Parental Wealth & Income in Financing Children’s College Attendance & Its Consequences” Abstract: This paper examines the influence of parental wealth and income on their children’s college attendance and parents’ financial support for it and whether the latter affects the subsequent levels of indebtedness of parents and their children. We use data from the PSID, especially data in the 2013 Rosters and Transfers Module on the incidence and amounts of parents’ financial support for their children’s college. To…

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Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics Symposium

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Organized by the UCLA Department of Comparative Literature DATE: May 25, 2018 TIME: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM LOCATION: 314 Royce Hall RSVP: http://complit.ucla.edu/event/area-impossible-sexuality-geopolitics/ Within queer studies, the geopolitical has posed a much-needed challenge to the spatial and temporal logics of the field (logics that often mire the field in the US), especially in the aftermath of the turn to transnationalism. Comparative literature has historically fashioned its domains outside US borders, but despite its range has remained somewhat tied to…

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Dennis Culhane, University of Pennsylvania

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“The Promise of Integrated Data Systems for Social Science Research” Abstract: Integrated Data Systems (IDS) linking administrative, public agency data hold great promise for rapid and low-cost implementation and evaluation of homeless initiatives. Culhane will review the legal, ethical, scientific and economic challenges of interagency data sharing, as well as systematic efforts including policy reform and inter-agency collaboration to overcome these challenges. Finally, he will review important new IDS initiatives in LA County and California. More on Prof. Culhane

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Meeting the Challenge of Homelessness

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UCLA & Homelessness: See. Study. Solve Public Lecture: Meeting the Challenge of Homelessness UCLA NPI Auditorium CHS C8-183 Ending homelessness and serving the needs of our most vulnerable individuals and families is possible, but it requires sustained effort. Culhane will kick off the week by reviewing the national situation, including progress and continued hurdles. He will also describe unique challenges for cities like LA where many homeless are unsheltered. Dennis P. Culhane PhD Hosted by Fielding School of Public Health Dean…

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Susan Cassels, UC Santa Barbara

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Self-selection or enabling environments: What predicts the association between short-term mobility and sexual behavior?” Abstract: Short-term mobility is often associated with increased risk behavior. For example, mobile individuals often have higher rates of sexual risk behavior compared to non-mobile individuals, but the reasons why are not clear. Using monthly retrospective panel data from Ghana, we test whether short-term mobility is associated with differences in total and unprotected sex acts, and whether the association is due to enabling, selection, or influential reasons.…

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Bruce Western, Columbia University

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4240 Public Affairs Building, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States Los Angeles, CA United States

“Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison” Abstract: This talk will address my new book, Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison. The book  tells the stories of the men and women I met through the Boston Reentry Study, a series of interviews my research team and I conducted with people leaving prison for neighborhoods around Boston. We were trying to understand what happens when people return to a community, and the challenges faced by them and their families. How did…

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April 2018

Ula Taylor, “The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam”

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Organized by the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California Ula Taylor will speak about her new book, The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam (UNC Press, 2017). Taylor will discuss the significance of women’s politics within the Nation of Islam (NOI), one of the most significant African American religious and political organizations of the twentieth century.  She analyzes the complexities of members’ gender consciousness and women’s political activities within the NOI, which promised protection and empowerment…

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