Pamela Turbeville Speaker Series

Pamela J. Turbeville graduated with distinction from the University of Arizona in 1972 as a double major in Family and Consumer Sciences and Education. Upon graduating, Ms. Turbeville pursued graduate degrees (MBA in Finance from the University of Denver, MS in Environmental Science from the University of Texas at Dallas) and executive education (Stanford Executive Program). She was selected to receive the 2000 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Alumni Achievement Award at the Homecoming event. Ms. Turbeville has strong family ties to the University of Arizona. Her father, John H. Turbeville, two aunts, and many other family members received UA degrees. In 2000, to support faculty research and teaching, Ms. Turbeville established The Pamela J. Turbeville Endowment in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Read More


Fall 2014

James Thing, Ph.D.
Sexual Identity Disclosure: Material, Social and Relational Contexts and Consequences of Coming Out as Gay in Mexican Families
Friday, September 26, 3:30pm to 4:30pm, McClelland Park RM 402
This research challenges “cultural deficit” coming out scholarship which assert that Mexican society is “silent” around issues of homosexuality by focusing on how the contexts of participants’ lives affect their sexual identity familial disclosure processes. This paper employs ethnographic methods including in-depth interviews and participant observation to examine sexual identity disclosure to family among self-identified gay Mexican Men. Drawing specifically from interviews with 41 men, including 24 gay Mexican immigrant men living in Los Angeles, and 17 gay Mexican men, ten living in Mexico City and seven living in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, and participant observation activities in all three locales, the author shows how the material, social and relational contexts of participants’ lives affect their coming out processes. 
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Christina Cutshaw, Ph.D
Title: Early Childhood Health and School Readiness: A Public Health Perspective
Friday, October 17‚Äč, 3:30pm to 5:00pm, McClelland Park RM 402
Researchers, practitioners and policymakers are increasingly focused on efforts to promote children's readiness to enter school as a strategy to improve academic achievement and health throughout childhood and to develop a healthy populace. This seminar will focus on early childhood and school readiness from a public health perspective and will review data from a sample of Arizona kindergarten students that examines early child health indicators and readiness for school.       



Katherine Masyn, Ph.D.
Title: Introduction to Discrete-time Survival Analysis with Structural Equation Modeling 
Friday, November 7, 1:30pm to 5:30pm, McClelland Park RM 206
Abstract: Survival analysis refers to the general set of statistical methods developed specifically to model the timing of events.  In this talk, I will focus on the integration of discrete-time survival analysis (a.k.a. event history analysis) into a latent variable modeling framework.  The workshop will provide attendees with a conceptual basis for survival analysis in the discrete-time setting along with practical knowledge about basic model specification in the Mplus software.   Methods for including time-invariant and time-varying predictors of event time will be discussed along with extensions to multivariate event histories such as recurring events and competing risks.  Issues related to modeling unobserved heterogeneity and underlying individual frailty will be explored.  The workshop will conclude with an overview of modeling extensions facilitated by conducting survival analysis in this more general framework.                        



Fall Poster Session
Friday, December 5, 3:30pm to 5:00pm, McClelland Park RM 402




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