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From Scallywag to Sea Dog: Intermediate Graphing in R

April 21, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Have you used R but are unsure of how to harness its potential to create data visualizations beyond very basic plots?  Do you find yourself wishing you could simplify your figures into cohesive, multi-layered representations?  Put simply, would you like to make your visualizations more intricate and appealing, with less time and effort?  This seminar, targeting intermediate R users (i.e., not complete novices), will detail a variety of ways to modify plots in base R and will also introduce attendees to the lattice and ggplot2 packages.  Through a combinatio

Spring Student Awards Deadline

March 17, 2017 - 5:00pm

Applications for the following student awards are due by 5 PM on Friday, March 17, 2017:

  • Dissertation Fellowship
  • Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
  • Methodological Studies Awards
  • Spring Travel Awards
  • Undergraduate Student Assistantship
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Capstone Project Awards

Building Blocks: Promoting Healthy Habits Through Child Care

March 2, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—The Center for Research on Families welcomes Maureen Black, Ph.D., who will present "Building Blocks: Promoting Healthy Habits Through Child Care."

The high prevalence of pediatric obesity is setting children on a trajectory that includes health disparities throughout life. Dr. Black will address the evidence from systems-level interventions conducted among child care centers in promoting healthy habits and preventing obesity among young children.