Colloquia - Spring 2011


IPR Colloquia

Date: March 28, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Transportation Center Conference Room, 600 Foster Street

Title: IPR Forum
Description: “21st-Century Justice: Current Research on Policing, Criminals, Prisons, and Guns" with Wesley G. Skogan, Professor of Political Science and IPR Faculty Fellow; John Hagan, MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law and IPR Faculty Associate; and Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago


Date: April 4, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Annenberg, 345, 2120 Campus Drive

Title: IPR/C2S Colloquium
Description: “Health Capital and the Prenatal Environment: The Effect of Ramadan Observance During Pregnancy” by Bhash Mazumder, Director, Chicago Census Research Data Center, and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


Date: April 11, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: "Has Feminism Transformed the Science of Psychology? Analysis of a Half-Century of Research” by Alice Eagly, Padilla Professor of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Psychology, and IPR Faculty Fellow; and Stephanie Riger, Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago


Date: April 18, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: “The Role of Marketing in the Childhood Obesity Crisis" by Ellen Wartella,
Al-Thani Professor of Communication, Professor of Psychology and Human Development & Social Policy, and IPR Faculty Associate


Date: April 25, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location:IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: "The Internet, Young Adults, and Political Engagement" by Eszter Hargittai, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and IPR Faculty Associate, and Aaron Shaw, Doctoral Student, University of California, Berkeley


Date: May 2, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Harris Hall, Room 108, 1881 Sheridan Road

Title: IPR Distinguished Public Policy Lecture
Description: “Government Statistics and Social Science Statistics: What Is Quality?" by Robert Groves, Director, U.S. Census Bureau, and Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan (on leave)


Date: May 9, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Colloquium
Description: “Family Structure, Women’s Employment, and Inequality Among American Women” by Christine Percheski, Assistant Professor of Sociology and IPR Faculty Fellow


Date: May 16, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Annenberg 345, 2120 Campus Drive

Title: IPR/C2S Colloquium
Description: “Addressing Health Disparities Through Community and System Change" by Aida Giachello, Research Professor in Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine


Date: May 23, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Wieboldt Hall, 4th Floor, Kellogg School of Mgmt., 340 E. Superior, Chicago

Title: IPR Policy Research Briefing
Description: “Effects of Early Environments on Behavior, Achievement, and Health”

Panelists: Jonathan Guryan, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social
Policy and IPR Faculty Fellow; Lauren Wakschlag, Professor and Vice
Chair for Scientific & Faculty Development, Department of Medical Social
Sciences, and IPR Faculty Fellow; and Michael Greenstone, 3M Professor
of Environmental Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Q-Center Colloquia

Date: April 7, 2011
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: Q-Center Colloquia
Description: “Why We (Usually) Don't Have to Worry About Multiple Comparisons” by Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics and Political Science and Director of the Applied Statistics Center, Columbia University


Date: May 3, 2011
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Annenberg Hall, Room 303, 2120 Campus Drive

Title: Q-Center Colloquia
Description: “The Impact of Math Curricular Reform on Course-Taking, Classroom Composition, and Achievement: A Multisite Regression Discontinuity Design” by Stephen Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago


IPR Seminar Series on Performance Measurement

Date: April 20, 2011
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Seminar Series on Performance Measurement
Description: “Does Hospital Infection Reporting Affect Actual Infection Rates,
Reported Rates, or Both? A Case Study of Pennsylvania” by Bernard Black, Chabraja Professor of Law and Finance and IPR Faculty Associate


Date: May 11, 2011
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Series Seminar on Performance Measurement
Description: “Should Aid Reward Performance? Evidence from a Field Experiment
on Health and Education in Indonesia” by Benjamin Olken, Associate Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Date: May 25, 2011
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: IPR Series Seminar on Performance Measurement
Description: “A Very Long History of the Lower Mississippi Valley” by David Haddock, Professor of Law and Economics, Northwestern University


Joint IPR/Economics Education & Labor Seminars

Date: March 31, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: Joint IPR/Economics Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series
Description: “Violence Beyond Reason: Prohibition of Alcohol and the Decline of Lynching in the U.S. South” by Hoyt Bleakley, Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago


Date: April 7, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Andersen Hall, Room 3245, 2001 Sheridan Road

Title: Joint IPR/Economics Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series
Description: “Vote-Buying and Reciprocity” by Laura Schechter, Assistant Professor of Economics, Michigan State University


Date: April 28, 2011
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: Joint IPR/Economics Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series
Description: “The Effect of Small Class Sizes on Mortality Through Age 29: Evidence
from a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial” by Elizabeth Ty Wilde, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University


Date: May 12, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: Joint IPR/Economics Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series
Description: “Charter School Entry in Market Equilibrium: The Case of Washington, D.C.” by Maria Ferreyra, Assistant Professor of Economics, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University


Date: May 26, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: IPR Conference Room, 617 Library Place

Title: Joint IPR/Economics Labor & Education Policy Seminar Series
Description: “School Choice, School Quality, and Postsecondary Attainment” by David Deming, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University


Spring Lectures Co-Sponsored by IPR

Date: May 5, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: McCormick Tribune Center (Medill), 1870 Campus Drive

Description: “The Oil and Natural Gas Industry in a Changing, Global-Influencing
Environment” by Ken Cohen, Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil

(Reception following. Co-sponsored with the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy
at Northwestern, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Corporate Relations,
and the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies)


Date: May 19, 2011
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Parkes Hall, Room 222, 1950 Chicago Avenue

Title: Joint IPR/Sociology Social Inequality and Difference Lecture
Description:
“Taxing the Poor: Doing Damage to the Truly Disadvantaged” by Katherine Newman, James B. Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, and Rourke O’Brien, Doctoral Student, Sociology and Social Policy, Princeton University

(Co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology)