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Panel Discussion: The Unrealized Horrors of Population Explosion

October 2: 12-1
Carolina Population Center
Room B005
206 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

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PolitiFact Article Uses the Odum Archive

Jon Greenberg, a journalist for PolitiFact, recently contacted the Odum Archive to locate historical polling data on GOP elections. To see his article, go to “Matthew Dowd: Historic Polling Pattern Points to Trump”.

Virtual Institute for Social Research (VISR)

The Virtual Institute for Social Research (VISR) is a powerful computing network initiated by researchers at the Odum Institute in partnership with the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI). When fully developed, VISR will bring social science investigators together in a virtual collaborative environment with enough computing power to tackle the challenges of big data management, thus putting the full potential of the big data revolution at the fingertips of social scientists around the world.

For more information on VISR, please see the white paper that outlines how VISR will give researchers a venue for collaboration, access to supercomputing power, and a full suite of tools to take advantage of big data for society’s benefits. For more information, go to

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