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Public Session at meeting of
Committee on Summertime Experiences and Child and Adolescent Education, Health, and Safety

Summertime PicSeptember 19, 2018
(1:00 - 5:00 pm EDT)

Keck Center, E Street Conference Room
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

During this half day meeting, the committee will have the opportunity to hear from invited speakers and members of the public will also have an opportunity to ask questions or provide comments to the speakers and committee, as time permits.

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Improving the American Community Survey

September 26-27, 2018
Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

ACS WorkshopSponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau, this workshop will address evaluating administrative data as a replacement for survey questions. It will also examine efforts to improve communication materials provided to respondents to encourage response as well as the follow-up procedures with respondents. It is intended to suggest best practices from analogous work by other agencies and the private sector to guide the next few years of ACS research and development.

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2018 Henry and Bryna David Lecture
Will Artificial Intelligence Mean the End of Social Interaction?

Justine CassellOctober 11, 2018
5:00 p.m. EDT (reception to follow)
Keck Building, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Dr. Justine Cassell, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, will describe some unexpected results about the ways in which social interaction supports and improves task performance in people, and how social interaction can profitably be integrated into AI, with implications for the future of AI, the future of work, and the future of social interaction.

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Of Interest

The Road to College Success
Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

This video, based on the report, introduces three competencies students should have that help reduce drop-out rates and support students' persistence and success at college. 

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Recent Publications

Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
The Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Social Exclusion WiB CoverThis new publication from the Committee on Law and Justice summarizes a workshop held April 2018 to discuss how the criminal justice system affects the fundamental status of people as members of society and to consider next steps for research, practice, and policy for the field. The workshop looked at the reasons for the disparate experiences of individuals involved with the criminal justice system by race, ethnicity, and gender, the mechanisms that cause them to persist, and what can be done through policy and practice to minimize those differences.

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CNSTAT Task Force on the 2020 Census Releases Letter Report

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In response to the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) recent request for public comments on the 2020 Census, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on National Statistics' Task Force on the 2020 Census issued a letter report and submitted it as a public comment to DOC.

Read the Task Force's letter

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Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
Behavioral Economics and the Promotion of Health Among Aging Populations

Behavioral EconomicsThis new publication from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences summarizes a workshop held June 2018 to discuss behavioral economics research and how to expand such research to be of benefit to older and middle-aged adults. The workshop looked at successful applications of the research; how to make them more effective; and focused on identifying approaches that could generate long-term benefits in areas of interest to the National Institute on Aging, such as decreasing sedentary behavior, promoting volunteering and social engagement, improving medical regimen adherence, and reducing inappropriate use of opioids and using opioids when medically necessary.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Future Directions for the Demography of Aging

Demography of Aging LThis publication features papers, originally presented and discussed at a workshop held in August 2017, on new advances in the demography of aging and new trends and research directions that call for innovative conceptual, design, and measurement approaches.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
The Human Factors of Process Safety and Worker Empowerment in the Offshore Oil Industry

Offshore Oil LThis publication from the Board on Human-Systems Integration summarizes a workshop held in January 2018 that convened experts in offshore oil and gas drilling, safety procedures, and government regulation to discuss ways to prevent accidents in the offshore oil industry by applying understanding of the human factors involved in process safety and worker empowerment to reduce and mitigate hazards.

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