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 and held in the seminar room of 50 Willey Hall. Snacks are served.

Please contact Audrey Dorelien ( or Jack DeWaard ( with any questions.

Spring 2017 Schedule

January 27, 2017 - Panel Discussion
Do I need a website? This panel discussion will offer ideas and tips for creating personal websites for researchers.

February 3, 2017 - Jack DeWaard (Sociology)
MPC research mixer: Population mobility and spatial demography. 

February 10, 2017 - Audrey Dorélien (HHH) and Rob Warren (MPC)
MPC research mixer: Studying early life factors using new MPC Linked Datasets.

February 17, 2017 - Miriam King (MPC)
IDHS: Data Users Meet Data Producers.

February 24, 2017 - Sarah Flood (MPC)
IPUMS Time Use: Simplifying Access to the World’s Time Diary Data.

March 3, 2017 - Luke Smith (Epidemiology)
Effect of Heat Waves on the Increased Probability of Death Due to Ischemic Heart Disease in the Minneapolis - St. Paul Metropolitan Area from 1998-2014.

March 10, 2017 - Leah Samberg (Institute on the Environment)
Putting farmers on the map: using household data to understand spatial patterns in agricultural systems.

March 17, 2017 - Spring Break - No workshop scheduled

March 24, 2017 - Rob Warren (MPC)
Statistical Inference When You Have Full Population Data.

March 31, 2017 - Special Event: 2017 Life Course Center Mini-conference
Reimagining Policy for a Changing Life Course.

April 7, 2017 - Panel Discussion 
Grant Proposal Reviews: A Behind the Scenes Look at Processes and Practices.

April 14, 2017 - National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Re-thinking Mentoring: How to Build Communities of Inclusion, Support, & Accountability
Note: This event will be held in an alternative location TBA. A sign-up email will be circulated ahead of time, as space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Jack DeWaard (Sociology) at
Sponsored by: Academic Affairs & Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, The Graduate School, Minnesota Population Center, Department of Sociology, and Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

April 21, 2017 - Population Association of America Conference Practice Talks

April 28, 2017 - Population Association of America Conference - No workshop scheduled

May 5, 2017 - Someyah Dodge (Geography, Environment, and Society)
Modeling Movement Within Geographic Context.

Spring 2017 MPC Workshop Flyer

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