Events

MINNESOTA DEMOGRAPHY AND AGING SEMINAR

These seminars are designed for researchers studying issues at the intersections of topics related to the life course and demography. The University of Minnesota community and friends of the Life Course Center are welcome to attend. 

Seminars for Fall 2020 will be held virtually. 

FALL 2020 SCHEDULE

All fall seminars will be hosted on virtually on Zoom from 12:15 - 1:15 Central Time (unless otherwise noted). 

SEPTEMBER 14

Will the Robots Take Care of Grandma? Reconceptualizing Technology and Healthy Aging 
Jerry Jacobs, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania | Watch the Recording

SEPTEMBER 21

Patterns of Social Network Change and Homeostasis in Later Life: Results from a National Survey
Benjamin Cornwell, Sociology, Cornell University | Zoom Link

SEPTEMBER 28

Title to be Announced 
Ellen Demerath, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota | Zoom Link

OCTOBER 5

Life Course Trajectories of Family Care: Implications for Care Policy
Janet Fast, Human Ecology, University of Alberta | Zoom Link

OCTOBER 12

Long-Run Trends and Selection in Breastfeeding in the United States
Emily Oster, Economics, Brown University | Zoom Link

OCTOBER 19

The Black Deaths America Treats as Normal (and How to Stop)
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Sociology, University of Minnesota | Zoom Link

OCTOBER 26

Immigration and the American Dream over Two Centuries 
Ran Abramitzky, Economics, Stanford | Zoom Link

NOVEMBER 2

A Duboisian Framework for Humanizing Data 
Ivory Achebe Toldson, Human Development & Psychoeducational Studies, Howard University  | Zoom Link

NOVEMBER 9

OVPR/MPC COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants: Motivation and Early Results from Four Teams | Zoom Link 
Ryan Demmer, Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota 
Jesse Berman, Environmental Health, University of Minnesota and Gillian Tarr, Environmental Health, University of Minnesota
Susan Marshall Mason, Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota
Ruby Nguyen, Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota

NOVEMBER 16

Social Structure and Locus of Control Across the Life Course
Melissa Hardy, Sociology, Penn State University | Zoom Link

NOVEMBER 23

Current Population Survey Microdata from IPUMS: New Developments and Future Plans
Sarah Flood, IPUMS, University of Minnesota | Zoom Link

NOVEMBER 30

Creating and Using Measures of Structural Racism: A Panel Discussion | Zoom Link
Jaime Slaughter-Acey, Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota 
David Van Riper, ISRDI, University of Minnesota 
Rachel Hardeman, Health Policy & Management, University of Minnesota 

DECEMBER 7

Time Use and Emotional Wellbeing of Family Caregivers: The Role of Dementia 
Vicki Freedman, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan | Zoom Link

DECEMBER 14

Girl Child Marriage, Intimate Partner Violence, and Health in Conakry, Guinea 
Yvette Efevbera, Global Health Specialist, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Zoom Link

PREVIOUS SCHEDULES

Spring 2020 Flyer (Note because of COVID-19 seminars starting March 18th were cancelled).

Spring 2019 Flyer

Fall 2019 Flyer

OCCASIONAL MINI CONFERENCES AND CO-SPONSORED EVENTS

The LCC offers annual mini conferences and co-sponsored events throughout the year.

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PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

The LCC regularly convenes Open Forums where research results are presented to the broader community. in addition to piloting its new University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC), promoting intergenerational learning and career readiness for what’s next in Boomers’ lives.

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