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October 2017

Mark Kaplan, UCLA

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Title: The Impact of Socioenvironmental Stressors on Alcohol-Linked Suicides: A Nationwide Postmortem Study” Abstract: Not only is suicide a major public health problem, but also, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8,179 deaths and 273,206 years of potential life lost resulted from alcohol attributable suicides in 2006-10 (the latest years available). Since 2011, Professor Kaplan and his colleagues have worked with the National Violent Death Reporting System Restricted Access Database on two projects funded by the National Institute…

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Breaking the Silence on Hooking Up: A Facilitated Discussion

October 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

  What are the risks and rewards of hooking up? Who hooks up, and when and why? How does hookup culture shape attitudes towards sex and desire? How ubiquitous is hookup culture on campus–and how does it shape the lives of UCLA students? CSW invites students, faculty, and staff to explore these kinds of questions through a facilitated discussion on Hookup Culture. Join the Conversation Join students from across campus and all walks of life for an open conversation on…

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Film Screening: Queens of Syria

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Queens of Syria tells the story of sixty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, Euripides’s tragedy about the plight of women in war. What followed was an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural contact across millennia, in which women born in 20th century Syria found a blazingly vivid mirror of their own experiences in the stories of a queen, princesses and ordinary…

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Kathleen Sheldon, “African Women: Early History to the 21st Century”

October 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Kathleen Sheldon will discuss her recently published book, African Women: Early History to the 21st Century, a comprehensive study of this expansive story from before the time of records to the present day.  Her book provides a rich background on descent systems and the roles of women in matrilineal and patrilineal systems.  She profiles elite women, as well as those in leadership roles, traders and market women, religious women, slave women, women in resistance movements, and women in politics and…

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Tips on Giving Effective PAA Presentations, Job Talks, and the Like

October 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tips on Giving Effective PAA Presentations, Job Talks, and the Like:  a Discussion Led by Prof. Donald J. (Don) Treiman

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David Chae, Auburn University

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Getting Under the Skin: Socio-Psychobiological Pathways and Racial Disparities in Health.“ Abstract: Racism is physically embodied through social, behavioral, and psychobiological mechanisms. In this talk, David H. Chae, will discuss the utility of a social-ecological and developmental lens to examine how racism is biologically embedded. He will discuss his research on multiple levels of racism and the channels through which they compromise health throughout the lifecourse. More on Prof. Chae

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Workshop: Useful R 4 Stata Users Brown Bag

October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Tzen This workshop is a brown bag forum. Participants are encouraged to bring in tangible questions they wish to explore using R. To serve as a background road map, the instructor will provide an abbreviated sample of what he thinks are the most useful features of R. However, the goal is to have participants ask questions that the collective group can figure out using R. Any R question is fair game, for example: questions about fundamental R concepts…

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Workshop: R 4 Stata Users Brownbag

October 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  CCPR Workshop: R 4 Stata Users This workshop is a brown bag forum. Participants are encouraged to bring in tangible questions they wish to explore using R. To serve as a background road map, the instructor will provide an abbreviated sample of what he thinks are the most useful features of R. However, the goal is to have participants ask questions that the collective group can figure out using R. Any R question is fair game, for example: questions…

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Disability Awareness Week

October 13, 2017 - October 17, 2017

October 9-13 is Disability Awareness Week at UCLA! The week’s events include: Center for Accessible Education Open House Learn about accessibility resources available through CAE and CAPS DATE: Monday, October 9 TIME: 11 AM – 1 PM LOCATION: A255 Murphy Hall UCLA Committee on Disability Open Meeting Meet the committee and discuss your accessibility concerns DATE: Tuesday, October 10 TIME: 2 PM – 4 PM LOCATION: 5628 Math/Sciences Adaptive Recreation Demos Experience wheelchair basketball and hand cycles! DATE: Tuesday, October…

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For those walking to the border for dear life, and for those seeking a place of kinship in resistance: A performance and conversation with Merlinda Bobis

October 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Through performance and conversation with Distinguished Professor Sherene Razack, award-winning poet, novelist and dramatist Merlinda Bobis reflects on Philippine indigenous values of kinship and the intertwined journey of writer-and-characters in her novels Locust Girl. A Lovesong (2016 Christina Stead Prize for Fiction) and Fish-Hair Woman (2014 Philippine National Book Award), and in her new poetry book Accidents of Composition (Spinifex 2017). Merlinda responds to the growing climate of conflict in our compromised planet. She hopes that in the border, there…

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