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FRIDAY, NOV 18, 2016

Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York

Social Explorer Data at the Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of the City of New York's new exhibit New York at Its Core includes maps based on Social Explorer data. Watch the city demographics change over the decades in the video displays.   The Museum of the City of New York Presents: New York at Its Core What made New York New York? Follow the story of the city’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in our changing world. ... more
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WEDNESDAY, APR 06, 2016

How to Vote for Social Explorer in the Webby Awards People's Voice Competition

How to Vote for Social Explorer in the Webby Awards People's Voice Competition
Follow these simple instructions to vote for Social Explorer's Threat to Representation for Children and Non-Citizens interactive project for the People's Voice Webby Award. Voting is open from April 5th to Thursday, April 21st at 11:59 PM/PST. We appreciate your support! Step 1: Please go here to vote: https://pv.webbyawards.com/2016/websites/general-website/law This will take you directly to the law award category. Step 2: Click on the "V... more
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MONDAY, APR 04, 2016

Supreme Court Upholds Population Equality Standard, But Door Still Open for Big Change in State Redistricting

Supreme Court Upholds Population Equality Standard, But Door Still Open for Big Change in State Redistricting
Supreme Court Case Update and Potential Impact of Counting Eligible Voters on Redistricting A legal challenge nearly altered how people are counted and how districts are drawn. Today, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Evenwel v. Abbott, whose plaintiffs argued that legislative districts should be based upon the number of voters or potential voters in each district instead of all residents. In a unanimous verdict, the Court found that states did not have to consider eligible voter... more
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WEDNESDAY, NOV 11, 2015

Social Explorer at the Social Science History Association Conference

Social Explorer at the Social Science History Association Conference
Meet Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and Daniel Miller at the Social Science History Association Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, this week. The conference celebrates its 40th year with Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives.  Beveridge and Miller will be particpating in three panels: Thursday, November 12th, 3:15pm - 5:15pm  Publishing and Preserving Historical Geospatial Data (Beveridge: chair/discussant) F... more
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SATURDAY, AUG 22, 2015

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge at the American Sociological Association Conference

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge at the American Sociological Association Conference
Meet Social Explorer's president and co-founder Andrew Beveridge at the American Sociological Association's annual conference in Chicago this weekend. He'll be presenting a poster on Social Explorer, Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.  More on the conference here. more
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MONDAY, APR 20, 2015

Highlights from Beveridge's Talk on Inequality at the New York Law School

Highlights from Beveridge's Talk on Inequality at the New York Law School
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge spoke at the Symposium on Inequality, sponsored by the Impact Center for Public Interest Law and the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School. Highlights from his talk "Selected Data on Changing Inequality in NYC and the US" are below.   This first chart examines median household incomes over time for the US, New York City and Manhattan.  Incomes increased across the nation in the 1990s and 2000s, but those ... more
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THURSDAY, APR 16, 2015

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge at New York Law School Symposium on Inequality [VIDEO]

Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge at New York Law School Symposium on Inequality [VIDEO]
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge will participate in tomorrow's event: Tackling Economic Inequality Economic Inequality in New York City: Causes and Solutions   Tune in for the live video stream for his panel at 10:15am where he will discuss startling trends in income for New York City, Manhattan and the US over the decades.  See event details below and visit the event website for more.   If you a... more
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MONDAY, FEB 02, 2015

Social Explorer Wins Modern Library Award

Social Explorer Wins Modern Library Award
Social Explorer won a Gold Medal in the 2015 Modern Library Awards (MLAs).  The MLAs are a new, unbiased program recognizing the elite products and software that serve the library industry. We are honored to have received this recognition from the MLAs, a community we have been committed to serving since our founding. Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to historical census data and demographic informatio... more
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TUESDAY, AUG 19, 2014

Social Explorer at the American Sociological Association Conference 2014

Social Explorer at the American Sociological Association Conference 2014
This past weekend, Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  The theme was Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals.   Beveridge presided over the session "Public Sociology," focusing on developments in the field.  He and fellow New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future editor participated in the "Hard Times in a Regional Persp... more
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THURSDAY, APR 10, 2014

Social Explorer Updated to Fix OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Bug

Social Explorer Updated to Fix OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Bug
Social Explorer, along with many other websites (perhaps as many as two-thirds) was affected by the Heartbleed security bug, a simple code error in the widely used web security measure known as OpenSSL. Please be assured that we have fixed the issue so we no longer are affected.  However, we recommend that users with individual/institutional accounts change their user passwords at their earliest convenience.  To change your user password, visit the user s... more
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