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Juvenile incarceration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – At a recent hearing before the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee, Associate Professor of Economics Anna Aizer testified about the short-term and the long-term costs of juvenile incarceration. She based her testimony on an article she co-authored regarding the many costs and disruptive effects of juvenile incarceration, including the increased rates of high school dropouts and increased probability of incarceration as adults. Read more.

(Distributed May 2, 2016)

Infectious Change

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The public health system in Southeastern China was rapidly transformed following the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003. In her new book, Infectious Change: Reinventing Chinese Public Health After an Epidemic, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason examines how "the outbreak of SARS re-imagined public health as a professionalized, biomedicalized, and technological machine." Read more.

(Distributed April 22, 2016)

PSTC to host conference on Chinese society

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – On April 27, scholars from the U.S. and China will gather at the PSTC to discuss two aspects of Chinese society: 1) The One-Child Policy and Chinese Society's Future and 2) Marriage, Family, and Inequality among China’s Young Adults. The one-day conference, Chinese Society After One-Child Policy and Hyper Economic Growth, will discuss the effects of the One-Child Policy as well as present results from the Fudan Yangtze River Social Transformation Survey. Read  more.

(Distributed April 15, 2016)

GIS Institute accepting applications

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2016 GIS Institute offered by Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4). The Institute, co-sponsored by the PSTC, Brown University Libraries, and EarthLab, will run May 23 to June 3 and is open to all Brown faculty, graduate students, and staff. It provides participants the opportunity to build and apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis skills. The application deadline is May 3 with rolling selection beginning April 22.

(Distributed April 7, 2016)
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