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PSTC hosts conference on Ethiopian study

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A two-day conference, Pathways to Advancing Adolescent Well-being: Research Results From the Jimma Longitudinal Family Survey of Youth (JLFSY), Ethiopia, is being held at the PSTC January 14-15. The event, with presentations by 16 Ethiopian and U.S.-based scholars, will showcase results from the seven-year survey on changes in youth sexual and reproductive health knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and the occurrence of key early life course experiences and transitions. PSTC Associate and Professor of Sociology David Lindstrom is the project director and will present at the conference along with PSTC Trainees Heather Randell, Alex Reda, and Ida Sahlu, PSTC Postdoctoral Research Associate Tyler Myroniuk, and former PSTC Visiting Scholar Mulusew Gerbaba from Ethiopia. The JLFSY is part of the Brown University and Ethiopia Partnership

(Distributed January 13, 2016)

PSTC accepting applications for postdoctoral positions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The PSTC is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow position in population studies and for a postdoctoral research associate position in spatial analysis. Applications should be submitted by January 1 and January 15, 2016, respectively for full consideration. Read more.

(Distributed January 1, 2016)

African scholars forge collaborations at the PSTC

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Recent exploratory visits to the PSTC from two African scholars are producing collaborative fruit in the areas of food poverty and urban tree planting. As part of an initiative to bring African scholars to the PSTC, Yonas Alem spent a week at the Center this fall, attending seminars and working on developing a project with PSTC Director and Professor of Economics and Community Health Andrew Foster. Read more.
(Distributed December 22, 2015)

PSTC welcomes Fulbright scholar

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The demographic research focus in China is changing as the country faces new population challenges including aging, continued low fertility rates, and increased migration. During this year at the PSTC, Yuan Ren, a visiting Fulbright scholar, seeks to understand the future prospects of population studies in China and globally and to expand his research on various aspects of Chinese migration. Read more.

(Distributed December 22, 2015)
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