oklahoma population institute (OPI)

COLLOQUIUM / WORKING PAPER SERIES

OPI colloquia occur approximately bi-weekly during the academic semesters.  Most colloquia are held in the Sociology Department conference room (Kaufman Hall, 330) at 3:30pm.


Spring 2008 | Fall 2008 | Spring 2009 | Fall 2009 | Spring 2010 |
Fall 2010 | Spring 2011

Fall 2011 Series

"Using EMOSA Modeling to Study Religious Transitions in Late Adolescence"
Dr. Joe Rodgers and Andrey Koval, University of Oklahoma Department of Psychology
October 7

"Organized Climate Change Denial:  Sources, Actors, Strategies and Impacts"
Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma State University Department of Sociology
November 4

"Spatial Analysis of Oklahoma Health Care Data"
David Bard and Will Beasley, Univeristy of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Pediatrics Department
Novemebr 18

“American Women's Pregnancy Histories: Patterns and Correlates of Intentions.”
Karina Shreffler, OSU-Tulsa, Department of Human Development and Family Science
December 9

Spring 2011 Series

Opening OPI Meeting: Research Summaries
January 28

OPI Faculty & Grad Student Meeting
Planning OPI Proposals
February 11

"Only Children: American and Chinese Perspectives"
Toni Falbo, University of Texas Population Center
February 25, 12:30PM

"EMOSA Models of Religious Involvement in Late Adolescences and Early Adulthood: NLSY97 Data Patterns"
Dr. Joe Rodgers & Andrey Koval, University of Oklahoma
March 11, 12:30PM

"Measuring Internal Migration in the U.S."
Brandon Ferrell, University of Oklahoma
March 25

Fall 2010 Series

"A Time Like No Other, and Relatively Few Have Noticed:  Population, the Environment, Human Behavior, and the Future of Our Planet." 
Dr. Joe Rodgers, University of Oklahoma
September 8

“Population Health Risk & the Urban Heat Island: the Oklahoma City Case” 
Dr. Heather Basara, University of Oklahoma
November 19

Spring 2010 Series

"Epidemic Models of the Onset of Social Activities (EMOSA Models) -- Fitting Individual Level Adolescent Smoking and Sexuality Data"
Dr. Joe Rodgers, University of Oklahoma
February 12

"Women's Gender Role among the Boom and Bust Cohorts in Japan"
Akiko Yoshida, University of Oklahoma
February 26

"Aging in America in the 21st Century:  Demographic Forecasts from the MacCarthur Reserach Network on an Aging Society"
Dr. Jay Olshansky, University of Illinois at Chicago
March 5 (Friday, 12:30-1:30, OU Psych Department, DHT 905)

"The Relationship between Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Educational Attainment."
Drs. Stephanie Burge and Ann Beutel, University of Oklahoma
March 26

"The Reproductive Biology of Parents Affects Their Offspring's Mortality"
Drs. Bruce Carnes and Ingo Schluup, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
April 9

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Fall 2009 Series

First of the Year Mixer
September 18

Workshop on R Computer Software
Will Beasley, University of Oklahoma
October 2

"Trying To, Trying Not To, or Okay Either Way. Expanding the Categories of Pregnancy Intent."
Dr. Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska
October 19

"Effects of the OKC Bombing on Fertility Outcomes in Oklahoma:  Parametric and Graphical Models"
Dr. Joe Rodgers, Dr. Craig St. John, Will Beasley, University of Oklahoma
November 6

"The Concentration of Affluence in the US from 1990 to 2000."
Dr. Rebecca Nees, University of Oklahoma
November 20

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Spring 2009 Series

* "The Beginning of the End or Just the Beginning? Recent Trends in the Educational Gradient of U.S. Adult Mortality by Race, Gender, and Age Group" - Departmental Lecture
"Religious Involvement and Adult Mortality Risk in the United States: Evidence and Controversy" - Public Lecture
Dr. Robert Hummer, Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Texas
February 4

"Anatomy of a Death Rate"
Dr. Bruce Carnes, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
February 6

* "Is Low Fertility a 21st Century Demographic Crisis?"
Dr. Philip Morgan, Duke University
February 25

"Migrant Remittances and Skipped Generation Households: Investigating the Exchange Motive using Evidence from Nang Rong, Thailand"
Dr. Martin Piotrowski, University of Oklahoma
March 6, KH 330, 3:30pm

** “Gender Inequality:  What’s Changing?  What’s Not?”
Dr. Paula England, Stanford University
March 12, Weather Center Auditorium, 7:30pm

* "Understanding America’s Immigration Crisis"
Dr. Douglas Massey, Princeton University
March 27, Kerr Auditorium, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, 7:30pm

"The Parenting of Non-Resident Fathers"
Dr. Loretta Bass and Akiko Yoshida, University of Oklahoma
April 10, KH 330, 3:30pm

* "Retirement as a Multi-State Process" - Departmental Lecture
"Population Aging and Global Risks" - Public Lecture
Dr. Angela O' Rand, Duke University
April 22, Kerr Auditorium, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, 7:30pm

* Demographic Issues of the 21st Century Presidential Dream Course
** The Status of American Women and Men in the 21st Century Presidential Dream Course

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Fall 2008 Series

"Preparation for the 2010 Census"
Nancy Bates, United States Census Bureau
September 26

“A Biodemographic Examination of Life Expectancy”
Dr. Bruce Carnes, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
October 17

“Using GIS in Civil Rights Legislation”
Dr. Allan Parnell, McMillan/Moss Consulting & University of North Carolina
October 31

"Social Relationships and Sense of Security in Asisted Living"

Dr. Stephanie Burge, University of Oklahoma
November 21

"Simulating Population Movement in OKC
Dr. Heather Basara and Jason Hall, University of Oklahoma
December 5

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Spring 2008 Series

"Investigating the Flynn Effect: Is IQ Increasing Among American Children"
Dr. Joe Rodgers, University of Oklahoma
February 8

"A SOM-GIS Approach for Environmental Health Assessments"
Dr. Heather Basara, University of Oklahoma
March 7

"Mortality Rates and HIV/AIDS Risk Behaviors in South Africa"
Dr. K. G. Anderson, University of Oklahoma
March 28

"Remittances and Household Splitting in Nang Rong, Thailand"
Dr. Martin Piotrowski, University of Oklahoma
April 11

"The Effect of Increasing Black Socioeconomic Status on Black/ White Residential Segregation, 1990-2000"
Dr. Craig St. John, University of Oklahoma
April 25

"Organizing Population Centers"
Dr. Wendy Manning, Director, Bowling Green University Population Studies Center
May 21

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