MPC Seminar Series

MPC is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. Weekly seminars are held during both the fall and spring semesters.

Unless otherwise noted, all MPC seminars are held from 12:15 to 1:15 PM on Mondays in the MPC Seminar Room (50 Willey Hall)

Since 2004, the MPC has been bringing national and international demographers to Minnesota to share their research at our seminar series. Click on the links below to see a listing of previous MPC Seminar Series presentations and speakers. If you would like more information regarding a past presentation, please contact the MPC administrative core.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Spring 2018 Seminar Series Flyer

Monday, January 22
Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Poverty and Affluence, 1959-2015
John Iceland, Sociology and Criminology, The Pennsylvania State University
Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center

Monday, January 29
Correlates of Police Homicides: A Research Proposal and Preliminary Data
Brian Finch, Sociology and Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California

Monday, February 5
The Narrowing Racial Gap in Drowning Rates Among Males, 1960-2015
Samuel Myers, Jr., Public Affairs

Monday, February 12
Cohort Variation in Selection in Utero: Evidence from California and France
Tim Bruckner, Public Health, University of California - Irvine

Monday, February 19
Complete Count Data and the Age of Mass Migration: Selection and Shocks
Ariell Zimran, Economics, Vanderbilt University

Monday, February 26
Genetics, Gender, and Educational Attainment
Pamela Herd, Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center

Monday, March 5
Young Adulthood for Boomers and Millennials
Wendy Manning, Sociology, Bowling Green State University
Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center

Monday, March 19
Fertility Decline in the Civil Rights Era
Owen Thompson-Ferguson, Economics, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Monday, March 26
New Developments in Integrated Global Health Microdata
Miriam King, Devon Kristiansen, and Matt Sobek, IPUMS

Monday, April 2
One State, Two Populations, and Two Histories: Swedes and European Earthworms in Minnesota
Lee FrelichEvan RobertsBryan RunckKyungsoo Yoo, and Dave Van Riper, University of Minnesota

Monday, April 9
Sarah Catherine Billups, Sociology, University of Minnesota and Haema Nilakanta, Statistics, University of Minnesota

Monday, April 16
Preventing Violent Encounters Between Police and Young Black Men: A Comparative Case Study
Rhonda Jones-Webb, Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota

Monday, April 23
The Challenge of Preventing Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Where Evidence From Epidemiology Leads and Misleads
Maria Glymour
, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California - San Francisco

Monday, April 30
Better Together? Couples' Time Use and Well-Being in Encore Adulthood
Sarah Flood, MPC Research Scientist and Phyllis Moen, Sociology, University of Minnesota