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Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute

ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences


No 4/2012


Population & climate change

The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Seminar on Population Dynamics and the Human Dimensions of Climate Change was held at ADSRI from 27-29 November. International experts were invited to discuss the role of population dynamics in the causes and consequences of human-induced climate change.

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ARC Discovery grant to ADSRI

Peter McDonald, Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo and Terence Hull have been successful in gaining an ARC Discovery grant of $349,000 for the project, Transition to adulthood in greater Jakarta: A longitudinal perspective.

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New professor appointed

James Raymer has been appointed Professor of Demography and will take up the post at the beginning of 2013.

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Social networking & successful ageing

In pioneering research, ADSRI has released a Facebook application, AuSON, to look at the relationship between social networks and successful ageing in Australia. AuSON, originaly designed for people 50+ years, will soon include Australians of all ages.

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Caldwell Legacy contributions

Jack Caldwell was recently named the most influential researcher in the field of demography.

ANU is relaunching the John C Caldwell endowment fund to support research and research training and is asking for your help.

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Masters students posters

Students in the Survey Data Analysis course presented their research at a poster session. ADSRI staff and PhD students commented that the posters were of a very high standard.

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Demographic consequences of Asian disasters

ADSRI staff recently visited the sites of devastating earthquakes in China and Iran as part of the ARC project on the demographic consequences of Asian Disasters.

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Australian Population Association conference

A large contingent of ADSRI staff and PhD candidates attended the APA conference in Melbourne recently.

Hasnani Rangkuti won the 3-minute thesis competition and Amina Keygan was runner up.

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New developments in mortality forecasting

Heather Booth was invited to give a guest lecture on New developments in mortality forecasting: Coherent forecasts for subpopulations at the College of Business & Economics, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Applied Statistics summer camp on 3 December. Other speakers included international researchers, staff and students.

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Alumni news

David Lucas caught up recently with some of our African graduates including Zitha Mokomane.

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CEPAR International Conference

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) will hold its inaugural international conference from 2-3 July 2013 on the theme, Analysing population ageing: Multidisciplinary perspectives and innovations. CEPAR are calling for abstracts.

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Recently published and forthcoming publications.

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Award to Heather Booth

Heather Booth won a College of Arts & Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Supervision 2012.

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