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2004-05 Program on Latent Variable Models in the Social Sciences

August 26, 2004

Aug 26, 2004 Latent variables are widespread in the social sciences. Whether it is intelligence or socioeconomic status, many variables cannot be directly measured. Factor analysis, latent class analysis, structural equation models, error-in-variable models, and item response theory illustrate models that incorporate latent variables. This SAMSI program will take a broad look at latent variables…

Arne Kalleberg, CPC Fellow, New Senior Associate Dean

June 16, 2004

Jun 16, 2004 Arne Kalleberg, distinguished professor of sociology and senior associate dean of the Graduate School, has accepted the position of senior associate dean for the social sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, effective July 1, 2004. He follows Richard Soloway, distinguished professor and former interim dean, who has decided to return…

Fulbright scholar award Population Science in India, 2005-06

June 2, 2004

Jun 2, 2004 The Fulbright Scholar Program announces the availability of a Fulbright lecturing award in Population Science at the Institute of Population Sciences in Mumbai (Bombay), India, for a period of four to six months starting in July or August 2005. Faculty or professionals who hold a PhD, are U.S. citizens and have a…

Endeavors Features CPC Researchers

May 26, 2004

May 26, 2004 The Spring 2004 issue of Endeavors, the journal of current research at UNC-CH, features an article about Latinos in North Carolina. Several CPC fellows and a trainee are mentioned: James Johnson, Krista Perreira, Deborah Bender, and Melanie Wasserman. A copy of the issue will be available in the lounge.

Elder Ranks 4th in Top 20 Studies That Fascinated Child Psychology

May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004 Glen Elder's Children of the Great Depression: Social Change in Life Experience (1974) ranks 4th in the Top Twenty Studies that Fascinated Child Psychology. Wallace Dixon, member of the Society for Research in Child Development, compiled this list from a survey of SRCD members. The list was published in the Fall 2003…

Kathie Harris Wins Award

April 7, 2004

Apr 7, 2004 Kathie Harris, CPC Fellow and Gillian T. Cell Distinguished Professor of Sociology, is the winner of the 2004 Clifford C. Clogg Award for Early Career Achievement. This award, given biennially by the Population Association of America, honors outstanding innovative scholarly achievements of population professionals who have attained their highest professional degree within…

Siega-Riz Wins Award

March 19, 2004

Mar 19, 2004 Anna-Maria Siega-Riz, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health and CPC Fellow, has received the Center for Women's Health Research Award for Excellence. It is awarded for the multidisciplinary research that best demonstrates the strength of collaborative investigation to drive discovery of knowledge and achieve excellence in research. Dr. Siega-Riz…

Demographic Analysis Online Course

December 16, 2003

Dec 16, 2003 This online course was developed for researchers, professors, students and any interested person as a tool for deepening basic demographic concepts. It was designed as a didactic guide useful in any basic demographic course. Because of its theoretical content, examples and interactivity it becomes a choice in pregraduate as well as graduate…

Public Release of Chinese Health and Family Life Survey

October 3, 2003

Oct 3, 2003 William Parish and Edward O. Laumann are pleased to announce the first public release of Chinese Health and Family Life Survey (CHFLS). The dataset is available for free, downloadable in several formats from the PRC website , by following the "download dataset" links. Research design and questionnaire are also available from this…

Three Fellows Receive Teaching Awards

September 26, 2003

Sep 26, 2003 Congratulations to Barbara Entwisle, Paul Leslie, and Boone Turchi for receiving teaching awards. Barbara Entwisle received a Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction. Paul Leslie received the J. Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Award. Boone Turchi received a Tanner Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. For more information see the September 24,…