MPC Workshop

The MPC Workshop provides a rich set of opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to familiarize themselves with, and keep abreast of, the important work being done at the MPC. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to present their research and other works in progress and to pursue professional training and development. The flexible and casual setting of the MPC Workshop is designed to support all participants. Workshops are scheduled on Fridays from 12:15pm-1:15pm during the academic year. 

Please contact mpc@umn.edu with any questions.

SPRING 2022 Schedule

Workshops for this semester will be flexible. There will always be the option to attend an event virtually. We are hoping to hold many of them as hybrid events. Details and specifics will be made available for each event closer to the event date.  All workshops are 12:15 - 1:15 pm unless otherwise noted. 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

All UMN graduate student meeting  |  Zoom Link Virtual Only

Meeting for all UMN Graduate Students to learn more about the benefits of membership with the MPC and LCC as well as MPC training programs. 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28

How did you get your postdoc?  |  Zoom Link Virtual Only

Pop Studies Alumni: Man Xu (NYU-Abu Dhabi) and Sangyoo Lee (Penn)

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

How to translate research to nonacademic audiences  |  Zoom Link

Traci Toomey, Professor and MPC Member

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

"Hot Topics!" article discussion  |  Zoom Link

Evan Roberts, Assistant Professor and MPC Member

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Causality in different disciplines  |  Zoom Link 

Rob Warren as moderator and MPC faculty member panelists Steve Manson, Susan Marshall Mason, Janna Johnson

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Paper Hatchlings  

Sign up to present or help give feedback on paper and research ideas. 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

PAA networking 101 |  Zoom Link 

Come and get some tips and tricks to make the most of your networking opportunities at this years PAA meetings

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

MPC Population Studies Trainee Presentations |  Zoom Link 

Hear from and support our 2nd year trainees as they present their research

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

PAA poster practice |  Zoom Link 

Those presenting posters at PAA will be practicing their talks. Come and support and give them feedback. 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 1

PAA presentation practice |  Zoom Link 

Those presenting at PAA will be practicing their talks. Come and support and give them feedback. 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

NIH mock grant review panel |  Zoom Link 

A panel of UMN faculty who have recently served on NIH study sections give tips and advice for submitting successful grant proposals.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 22

TBD |  Zoom Link 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 29  |  Extended Time: 12:15 - 1:45 PM 

How not to use data like a racist, sexist, homophobe (etc....): A seven-step framework for ethics and equity in data SPECIAL WEBINAR LINK

Heather Krause, CEO/Founder We All Count  |  Co-Sponsored by the College of Liberal Art's Office of Research and Graduate Programs

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Coding tricks, efficiencies, and debugging (including R, Stata, reshape) |  Zoom Link 

Christopher Levesque and Anna Bokun, Pop Studies Training Program Alumni and PhD students in Sociology

 

To view past MPC Workshop (previously the Inequality & Methods Workshop) schedules, please use the links below:

Some select previous workshops have been recorded and can be found on the ISRDI YouTube channel.