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Women's Center E-News, April 7, 2011

Greetings!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. The Women's Center is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Aurora Center's programming that aims to increase awareness of sexual assault on campus and support survivors. Please show your support by attending a variety of the free activities. For more information, please visit: http://www1.umn.edu/aurora/events/index.html


On Our Minds

All campus community members are invited to the grand opening of a new lactation room in Appleby Hall, Rm 220, on April 21 at 12:30! This much-needed resource for staff and student mothers is the result of the joint efforts and funding from the Student Parent HELP Center, the Women's Center and the Office for Student Affairs. Thanks to the Office for Equity and Diversity for an additional contribution. Research shows that workplace lactation spaces positively influence the health of the mother and the child , and are a cost-saving measure for employers by: reducing health insurance premiums and health care costs; decrease absenteeism; increasing job satisfaction, productivity, and employee retention (http://www.breastfeedingworks.org/econ.htm). We can assume this is also true in terms of the positive impact on student attendance and academic performance.

The Appleby Lactation Room is available on a first come, first served basis. Contact the SPHC at 6-6015 or the Center at 5-9837 for a key, and/or to join the Lactation Committee which supports women who elect to breastfeed. For more information: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/worklife/lactation.

See you there,

Susan Warfield, SPHC Program Director


Women's Center Awards & Scholarships

*The Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship:* A private family scholarship that was established in the 1970's in Carol's memory to assist "non-traditional" women in completing their education at the University. The scholarship deadline is 4:30 PM, Wednesday, April 27th, 2011. Please visit: http://www1.umn.edu/women/awardsMacpherson.html for more information and to obtain an application.

News from Human Rights Program

Egypt's Revolution:
The Infectious Power of Standing Up

A discussion of group dynamics and the role of social media

Wednesday, March 30 2:30-3:30PM
614 Social Sciences Building
U of MN West Bank


The surprise success of Egypt's recent uprising holds encouraging lessons for anyone pushing for political change.

When democracy activists called for mass protests to begin on January 25, many in mainstream Egyptian society dismissed their plans as pointless and doomed to failure. The conventional wisdom was that Egyptians were apolitical. Many accepted the country's dictatorship as a necessary cost for security.

Yet within a day or two, the same skeptics became outspoken supporters for the democracy movement. Why did they switch so quickly? How did social networking sites overcome the presumption of Egyptian apathy and trigger a cascade of emulation?

Daniel Lynx Bernard, a consultant to projects of the United States Agency for International Development in Egypt since 2002, will discuss his observations of the lead-up and early success of the Egyptian revolution, with a Q&A following.

Bernard, media consultant to the USAID Media Development Program in Egypt, is an alumnus of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and founding coordinator of U. of M. Human Rights Program's Save Yar Campaign against child abduction in South Sudan.

Women's Center E-News, March 23, 2011

Greetings!

It's award season! Please take the time to nominate an outstanding student, staff or faculty woman or yourself for one of the Women's Center's awards! (Award and Scholarship information is listed below).

Happy Women's History Month! Celebrate by attending one of the many great events listed on our events page !


On Our Minds

My academic and professional background has been in intercultural learning and development, and thus I have usually approached societal diversity through the lens of culture. While culture is formed around various factors, it is most common to focus the discussion of culture around race and ethnicity. The Women's Center aims to enhance the awareness of diversity by educating on women's issues and the impact of gender differences in the culture of the society we live in. I invite you also to explore the intersection of gender and culture and how they reciprocally affect the campus and society at large.

Akiko Maeker
Research Assistant, Women's Center


Women's Center Awards & Scholarships

*The Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship:* A private family scholarship that was established in the 1970's in Carol's memory to assist "non-traditional" women in completing their education at the University. The scholarship deadline is 4:30 PM, Wednesday, April 27th, 2011. Please visit: http://www1.umn.edu/women/awardsMacpherson.html for more information and to obtain an application.
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The Civil Service/Bargaining Unit (CSBU) Staff Award:* This award recognizes a CSBU staff member who has made outstanding contributions to improve the work environment for CSBU employees at the University of Minnesota ($1500 for professional development). This award is funded by the Women's Center. Nomination materials must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, April 22, 2011 more info. http://www1.umn.edu/women/awardsCSBU.html

*The Mullen-Spector-Truax Leadership for Women Award:* This annual award recognizes a woman staff or faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to women's leadership development at the University of Minnesota. The award ($1500 for professional development), funded by the Mullen/Spector/Truax Endowment for Women's Leadership Development and the Women's Center Nomination materials must be received by 4:30 PM, Friday, April 22, 2011. more info http://www1.umn.edu/women/awardsMullen.html

*The Sharon Doherty Woman Student Leader Award:* Two awards (fees and travel to national women student leadership conference) will be given to the recipient to be used in support of attendance at a national leadership conference. Given to a female graduate or undergraduate student on the University's Twin Cities campus who has contributed outstanding volunteer service regarding women's issues on campus or in the broader community. This award is funded by the Women's Center. Award deadline has been extended to Friday, April 8th, 2011. more info http://www1.umn.edu/women/awardsSharon.html


Upcoming Women's Center Initiatives

The Women's Center calendar for spring 2011 will be available soon for download from http://www.umn.edu/women.
* *March 28: Are Any Women Happy? Army Wives, Workers, Mothers
*4:30-6:00PM. Murphy Hall Room 65. Lecture featuring Dr. Mary
Vavrus author of " Lifetime's Army" and "I Married the
Media-Military-Industrial Complex", Dana Schowalter author of "A
Woman's Nation, A Man's World: Silencing Institutional Change in
the Workforce" and Dr. Catherine Squires of "Are All Unhappy Moms
This Homogeneous?" Free and open to the public. Refreshments
served. This Family News event is co-sponsored by the Cowles
Professor for Journalism, Diversity & Equality and the Women's Center.
* *March 30: Are We There Yet? Allies for Women's Equity
*2:00-4:00PM. Education Sciences Building Room 325. How do you
respond to the rumors that women have reached equality? What can
you to say when you hear a sexist joke, or when you think someone
is being put in an uncomfortable situation? In this interactive
workshop, participants discuss their experiences, increase their
knowledge of women's status today, think about intersections of
gender with race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and culture,
discuss language and privilege, and practice bystander
interventions. Leave with concrete tools to be more effective
allies! RSVP online at z.umn.edu/wmnequity.

* *April 12: (L)Earning What You're Worth: Women's Salary
Negotiation *11:30 -1:00PM. Education Sciences Building Room 325.
Just one year out of college, the average woman working full time
already earns less than her male colleague earns, even when they
both work in the same field. Ten years after graduation, the pay
gap widens. In this discussion-based workshop, participants learn
how the pay gap happens and will gain resources, tools and
hands-on practice that will help them in negotiating a salary that
reflects what they're worth. RSVP online at z.umn.edu/salary
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* *April 27:* *Women's Center 50th Anniversary Open House* - Please
join us on April 27, 2011 at 12 p.m., in the Appleby Hall Ground
Floor Lounge for our final 50th anniversary event. Come enjoy cake
with the Women's Center staff!
* *April 30: Cool Chemistry *9:30-3:00PM. Smith Hall. A day for
girls in grades 7-9 to explore the wonders of chemistry with women
in the graduate program in the University of Minnesota's
Department of Chemistry. The day will feature interactive
workshops, chemistry demonstrations (aka "tricks"), and new skills
that you can take home to wow and amaze your friends and
neighbors! Co-sponsored with Chemistry Department Chapter of Women
in Science & Engineering. Registration information


Additional Equity and Diversity Announcements

*Office for Equity and Diversity Workshops*
The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) has posted its 2010-11 calendar of educational opportunities. Workshops focus on a wide range of equity and diversity issues in higher education. For more information, visit http://www.academic.umn.edu/equity/education/calendar.html

On-going Groups

* Bufandas By Yolanda Intergenerational Knitting
* Civil Service / Bargaining Unit Women's Action Network
* Hmong Women Student Group (co-sponsored)
* Professional and Administrative Women's Council
* SistaFriends
* University Professional Circles (UP!)
* Women R.E.A.D. (Reading for Equity And Diversity)
* Women's Leadership Institute
* Women's Outreach and Leadership Force (WOLF)


Be Connected!

*Feisty Femmes (women's student blog):*
http://feistyfemmes.wordpress.com
*
Women's Center on Facebook: *
http://www.facebook.com/mnwomenscenter

*Women's Center on Twitter: *
http://www.twitter.com/mnwomenscenter


More Campus and Community Event

* Free Self Defense Classes (Mar 5-26)
* Women's & Gender Studies in Europe
(Mar 30)
* Women's Human Rights Film Series
(Jan
31-Mar 31)
* Breaking out of the Box: Redefining Masculinity
(Apr 1-3)
* White Privilege Conference
(Apr 13-16)
* Power and Possibilities: A Leadership Conference for Women of
Color

(Apr 13)
* Hmong National Conference <> (Apr
22-24)
* Women in Science & Engineering: Cool Chemistry
(Apr 30)
* U Women of Color 10th Anniversary Gala (May 5)
* Women's Worlds 2011 <> (Jul 2011)
* U of MN - Twin Cities Women's Support/Counseling Groups

* The Solukhumbu Women's Empowerment Project

* Women Author's at the U of M Bookstore

* Paid Congressional Fellowship for College Women
(Apr 15)
* Internship: College Feminist Connect Coordinator

* Hiring: UC Davis-Women's Resources and Research Center: Asst.
Director


*Find even more campus and Twin Cities events, announcements, funding, internship and job opportunities at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/women/news.

* *Ideas and suggestions are always welcome.* Feel free to share them by phone, email or by stopping by our offices located in Appleby Hall Rooms 52-64.


Mission

/The Women's Center advances equity for women students, staff, faculty and alumnae across identities/ by increasing *connect*ions for women's success, cultivating socially responsible *lead*ers, and advocating for organizational culture *change* toward excellence for all. A part of the Office for Equity and Diversity, the Women's Center supports the University of Minnesota's goals, particularly to improve the human condition, provide extraordinary education, foster a culture of excellence, create an inclusive and diverse University community, and become one of the top universities in the world.


Giving
Your gift, whether small or large, makes a huge difference and we thank you! Your gift can go directly to the Carol E. Macpherson Memorial Scholarship, the Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barcel´┐Ż Scholarship, the Mullen-Spector-Truax Fund, or the Women's Center Leadership Fund via the University of Minnesota Foundation <>.

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Partnership for Education of Children in Afghanistan is a Minnesota non-profit corporation and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. EIN #77-0590869

Dear friend of P.E.C.A,


The spring equinox on March 21st starts the new year in Afghanistan, and it will be year 1390. Children will get new clothes, colorful kites will cover the skies and here in Kabul a festive fair will start and last for 40 days. May the new year bring peace and prosperity to our friends in Afghanistan.

As the schools are closed during the harsh winters in Afghanistan, P.E.C.A has taken advantage of this lull to develop its plans for the 2011 academic year. We have also finalized our budget and committed ourselves to support a list of items. In 2003 we started with one school and we now support three schools. Our focus this year is to increase the quality of teachers, add 10th grade to our girls' school, add computer education and improve the quality of English instruction.

Two of our female students.
Our focus remains on education for girls and we are delighted and honored that three young and remarkable young women are giving a benefit concert on behalf of P.E.C.A. While detail follows below, I would urge you to click on this link to catch a glimpse of the remarkable and Fabulous Ali Sisters. It takes hundreds of hours to organize an event like this, and we are grateful to all of those involved. We also thank Roseville Schmitt Music for their donation of a grand piano for the event.

We know it will be a memorable concert and we hope to see you there. You will also get an update on our work. It is your support that makes our work possible. Without P.E.C.A, our girls would not be even getting a first grade education, and now they look forward to being in 10th grade. Thank you for your support.

With very best wishes,
Santwana Dasgupta
Volunteer Executive Director, P.E.C.A
P.E.C.A Benefit Concert
Friday March 18th, 2011 at 7:00pm
South St.Paul High School Auditorium
700 2nd Street. North
South Saint Paul, MN, 55075

Music and activism come together March 18th as three sisters from Saint Paul perform to benefit P.E.C.A's educational and anti-poverty efforts in south-east Afghanistan. This concert showcases accomplished young classical musicians, three sisters who have made a name for themselves on violin and piano, and who now reach out to the world.

The oldest, Nicole Ali, is an MD/PHD student at Yale. Nora Ali is a senior at Harvard, and the youngest, Leeza Ali, is a senior at South Saint Paul High School(SSPH). The concert series began five years ago after Leeza, then in eighth grade, heard an exchange student from Afghanistan speak at her school. "She talked about the fear and difficulty she went through each day, and how lucky she felt to be in MN for her studies," Leeza recalls. "My sister and I had the idea of starting a concert series that would raise money for the organization P.E.C.A.

Reflecting on last year's concert, Leeza notes, "We had fun trying to comeup with a program that would be entertaining to an audience spanning all ages and backgrounds, many of whom had never listened to classical music before." they also brought in friends for a few lively jazz numbers. This year's concert, could hold any number of surprises.

"My dream is to extend this series out in college and motivate other groups of teenage musicians to start benefit concert series of their own. It truly is one of the most gratifying things I have done in my life" = Leeza

Conact: P.E.C.A Contact
Mahfuza Ali Scott Dodds
651-245-7377 612-414-1521
mabli1@mmm.com afghanpartnership@gmail.com

Sociology Newsletter 10/15/2010

SOCIOLOGY NEWS October 15, 2010 Volume 40, Number 41
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An electronic newsletter published weekly by the Department of
Sociology, University of Minnesota, to keep department members,
affiliates and friends informed of news and events.
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CALENDAR
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10/19 - Sociology Workshop
11/8 - Faculty Meeting

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IN THIS ISSUE
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- Department
- Campus Events
- Off Campus Events
- Call for Papers
- Employment Opportunities
- Fellowship Opportunities

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SOCIOLOGY WORKSHOP SERIES
The next Sociology Workshop Series will be held on Tues. Oct. 19,
4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci. Prof. Maria Krysan (University of
Illinois-Chicago) presents "Whites' Racial Residential Preferences
in a Multi-Ethnic Context: Likes, Dislikes, and the Reasons Why."

MINNESOTA POPULATION CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
The next MPC seminar "The Responsible Conduct of Demographic
Research: Why Doing Good is Good," will be presented by
Prof. J. Michael Oakes (Epidemiology and Community Health) Mon. Oct.
18, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. This event has been designated by
the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the
Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of
Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

HEALTHY FOODS, HEALTHY LIVES INSTITUTE - FREE STUDENT LUNCH
The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute invites graduate and
undergraduate students to the Fall FREE Student Luncheon, Mon. Oct.
25, 12:00-2:00 pm, Coffman Memorial Union. RSVP required at:
hfhl@umn.edu. Include name, academic year, and discipline/major. For
questions, contact: Kristine Igo, Assistant Director, Healthy Foods,
Healthy Lives Institute, (612) 625-8693; kigo@umn.edu


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CAMPUS EVENTS
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ICGC BROWN BAG SERIES
The Interdisciplinary center for the study of Global Change Brown
Bag Series presents "The Post Anti-apartheid Heritage complex and
Disinheritance Assemblages in East London, South Africa," Prof. Gary
Minkley (University of Fort Hare, South Africa), TODAY Fri. Oct. 15,
12:30 pm, 537 Heller Hall.

CURA HOUSING FORUM
The Center for Urban and Regional Studies presents a Housing Forum,
"Using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for
Neighborhood Development," TODAY Oct. 15, 12:00-1:30 pm, L-110,
Honeywell Auditorium, Carlson School of Management. Speakers:
John Van Heel, Citizens for a Loring Park Community Vice President
and Land Use Chair; and Jillian DeCoursey, CURA Research Assistant
To register online, visit: http://october2010hf.eventbrite.com/
or phone: (612) 625-9040. CURA Housing Forums are free of charge and
open to the public. To sign up for CURA Housing Forum notices,
visit: http://www.cura.umn.edu or email: curahf@umn.edu
Free and open to the public.

HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FALL COLLOQUIUM
Prof. Richard Bellon (Lyman Briggs School, Michigan State) presents
"The Moral Condition of Victorian Science: Patience, Humility and
the Inductive Method," TODAY Fri. Oct. 15, 3:35 pm, 131 Tate Lab of
Physics. Refreshments 3:15 pm in Room 216.

UNIVERSITY WOMEN OF COLOR FALL WELCOME
The University Women of Color Fall Welcome will be held Thurs. Oct.
21, 9-11:00 am, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. Features a panel
discussion on "A New Decade of Community-Inspired Leadership," with:
* Nimco Ahmed, Policy Aide, Minneapolis City Council
* Peggy Flanagan, Director, Native American Leadership Program
* Mee Moua, MN State Senator
Registration is REQUIRED. To RSVP, email: uwoc@umn.edu
Registration Deadline: TODAY Fri. Oct. 15

CLA GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE
The College of Liberal Arts co-sponsors a gubernatorial debate TODAY
Fri. Oct. 15, 4:30-6:00 pm, McNamara Alumni Center, East Bank
Campus. Moderator: Prof. Kathryn Pearson (Political Science). The
last half hour of the debate will be dedicated to higher education
issues. RSVP is REQUIRED to: llasere@minnesotabroadcasters.com
Attendees must bring an ID. Gubernatorial major party candidates
Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer, and Tom Horner will debate. Doors open at
3:30 pm; debate begins promptly at 4:30 pm. The CW Twin Cities
(WUCW-TV Channel 23) will air the first hour of the debate on Sun.
Oct. 17, 10:00 pm. The entire debate will be streamed live on the
Minnesota Daily's website, http://www.mndaily.com
Other co-sponsors included the Minnesota Broadcasters Association,
Minnesota Daily, Minnesota Student Association, Graduate and
Professional Student Assembly, and the Department of Political
Science.

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL
The Social Justice Film Festival will present 10 films on Sat. Oct.
16, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Tate Physics Bldg, East Bank Campus. Free
snacks will be provided. The first 150 people will get a free
t-shirt! (Click here to view t-shirt design) For the entire
schedule, visit: http://www.housing.umn.edu/filmfestival/
Sponsored by Housing an Residential Life, the Social Justice
Leadership Retreat, the Office for Student Affairs, and the Office
Equity and Diversity. Free snacks will be provided. The first 150
people will get a free t-shirt! (Click here to view t- shirt design)
For the entire schedule, visit:
http://www.housing.umn.edu/filmfestival/

WATER RESOURCES CENTER
The Minnesota Water Resources Conference presents innovative and
practical water resource engineering solutions, management
techniques, and current research about Minnesota's water resources.
Tues.-Wed. Oct 19-20, 8:00 am-5:30 pm, RiverCentre, 175 W Kellogg
Blvd, St Paul. For more information, contact: (612)624-3708.
For registration, visit: http://wrc.umn.edu/waterconf/index.htm

INSTITUTE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
Prof. Alexandra Klass (Law School) present "Property Rights on the
New Frontier: Climate Change, Natural Resource Development, and
Renewable Energy," Wed. Oct 20, 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm, IonE Seminar
Room 380, VoTech Bldg, St. Paul Campus. For more information,
contact: (612)626-9553. Visit:
http://www.environment.umn.edu/news_events/events/frontiers

SCHOOL OF STATISTICS - SEYMOUR GEISSER DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Prof. Wesley Johnson (Statistics, UC-Irvine) presents "On the Value
of Incorporating Scientific Input in Modeling and Data Analysis and
How To Do It Without Pain," Thurs. Oct. 21, 3:30 pm, Mayo Memorial
Bldg, Room 3-100.

MINNESOTA CENSUS BUREAU RESEARCH DATA CENTER - GRAND OPENING
The MnRDC Grand Opening Symposium will be held Wed. Oct. 27; morning
session: 120 Andersen Library; afternoon session: Minnesota
Population Center, 40 Willey Hall. Participants include:
Robert Groves (U.S. Census Bureau Director); President Robert
Bruininks; Profs. Arline Geronimus (Health Behavior and Health
Education; Population Center; Michigan), John Haltiwanger
(Economics, Maryland), and Sharon Long (Public Health).
Registration is required for lunch. Register by emailing:
mpc@umn.edu. For full details, visit:
http://mnrdc.umn.edu/grandopening-symposium

COMMUNITY FUND DRIVE
The 2010 Community Fund Drive is off to a great start - so far,
$560,352 has been raised! Consider making a pledge to any one of the
more than 400 organizations, or any U.S. tax-exempt status charity
of your choosing. Pledge online at: http://www1.umn.edu/cfd/
Pledging automatically enters donors in drawings for weekly and
grand prizes. Recent prizes included:
* $75 Parking and Transportation Gift Certificate
* Four-Pack Family Pass to the Bell Museum
* $50 Gopher Gold Card
* $25 Bookstores Gift Certificate
* Campus Club Lunch for Two
Consider making a donation to a worthy charity by Oct. 31.

EMPLOYEES HEALTH AND BENEFITS FAIR
The annual Employees Health and Benefits Fair will be held on Tues.
Nov. 2, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Great Hall, Coffman Union; and Wed. Nov.
3, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, North Star Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center.
Learn about medical and dental plans, life and disability benefits,
flexible spending accounts, the Wellness Program, as well as prizes
and give-aways. To schedule a flu shot at the fair, visit:
http://www.bhs.umn.edu/public-health.flu.htm


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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA METHODS WORKSHOP
The Department of Sociology, University of Arizona-Tucson, presents
"Arizona Methods Workshops." Jan. 6-8, 2011. Workshops include:
* Charles Ragin, "Qualitative Comparative Analysis and Fuzzy Sets"
* Erin Leahey, "Introducing Structural Equation Modeling"
* Ronald Breiger, "Introducing Social Network Analysis Methods"
* Scott Eliason, "Categorical Data Analysis"
For full details, visit:
http://sociology.arizona.edu/Methods/Methods%20workshop%20flyer.pdf
For questions, contact: Erin Leahey, methods@arizona.edu,
(520)621-9351
Deadline for workshop fees: Wed. Dec. 1


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CALL FOR PAPERS
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UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW CONFERENCE
The Office for Persons with Disabilities, University of Warsaw,
Poland, invites papers for the international conference, "Education
for All," promoting equal opportunities of access to education for
persons with disabilities, June 29-July 1, 2011. Abstracts of 300
words and application should be submitted via website following.
For questions, contact: disability@uw.edu.pl
For application details, visit: http://www.disability.uw.edu.pl
Deadline: Dec. 31

MIDWEST SOCIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
The Midwest Sociological Society invites graduate and undergraduate
student members to enter our annual Student Paper Competition.
Prizes range from $100 to $250 and also provide a waiver of the MSS
Annual Meeting registration fee. Students can join MSS for only $21,
which includes the opportunity to register for the MSS annual
meeting at a reduced rate; and subscriptions to all MSS
publications. To join, go to the Join or Renew page at the MSS
website: http://www.themss.org. Visit:
http://www.themss.org/awardsGrants/forStudents.html
NOTE: There is a new rule requiring IRB documentation for papers
that describe human-subjects research.


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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UC-BERKELEY - VISITING SCHOLARS
The Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of
California-Berkeley, invites applications for Visiting Scholars for
2011-12. The Center focuses on empirical research and theoretical
analysis concerning legal institutions, legal processes, legal
change, and the social consequences of law. PhD or JD. To apply,
submit: CV, letter on research (specify preferred time period
for residence); source of funding while in residence (the Center
offers no stipends or other financial assistance) to: Visiting
Scholars Program, Center for the Study of Law and Society,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2150, at:
csls@law.berkeley.edu. For questions, contact: Prof. Calvin Morrill,
Director, cmorrill@law.berkeley.edu; or Prof. Rosann Greenspan,
Executive Director, rgreenspan@law.berkeley.edu
For full details, visit: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/1273.htm
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 12

UC-IRVINE - OPEN RANK
The Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of
California-Irvine, invites applications for a faculty position to
start July 1, 2011. Open rank. PhD required. To apply, upload
online: letter of interest, CV, writing samples, and three letters
of recommendation; refer to "Employment" link at:
http://socialecology.uci.edu/pages/employment
For questions, contact: Prof. Ronald Huff, rhuff@uci.edu
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 15. Position open until filled.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
The Department of Sociology and the Latin American Studies Program,
California State University, Los Angeles, invite applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position, starting Sept. 2011.
Primary focus in globalization; secondary focus in sociology of
human rights or international law, with emphasis on Latin America.
Joint position: two-thirds time in Sociology, one-third time in the
interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program. PhD or ABD in
Sociology. to apply, submit letter of application, CV, transcript,
three letters of recommendation, and Cal State "Application for
Academic Employment" form:
www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf
Mail to: Prof. Steve Gordon, Chair, Department of Sociology,
California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University
Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8228
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 15

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
The Justice and Social Work Inquiry program, School of Social
Transformation, Arizona State University-Tempe, invites applications
for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. PhD completed by
Aug. 1, 2011, in anthropology, economics, geography, history,
political science, psychology, and sociology. To apply, email:
letter of application, writing sample (max. 30 pages), CV, and three
letters of recommendation, addressed to: Prof. Nancy Jurik, c/o
Jennifer Brown, Justice and Social Inquiry, School of Social
Transformation, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 874902, Tempe, AZ
85287-4902, via email: jennifer.borwn@asu.edu
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 29. Position open until filled.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University,
invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant / Associate
Professor position in the Climate Change Initiative, part of the
Center for a Sustainable Future. To apply, email: cover letter,
statement of research and teaching, and CV to: Prof. David Wolfe,
Search Committee Chair, c/o Kelly Tillotson, klt8@cornell.edu. Three
letters of recommendation are also requested.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011. Position open until filled.


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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY - ROCKEFELLER VISITING FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS
The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University,
invites applications from all disciplines for the Laurance S.
Rockefeller 2011-12 Visiting Faculty Fellowships for writers on
ethics and human values. Residence for one year in Princeton. For
details, visit: http://uchv.princeton.edu/ Under Fellowships and
Awards, click on Rockefeller Visiting Fellowships. To apply, submit:
CV, scholarly paper written in last three years, 1,500 word
statement on research project, and contact information for three
references to: http://jobs.princeton.edu. Requisition #1000537.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 2

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - FELLOWSHIPS
The Institute for Legal Studies, UW-Madison Law School, announces:
1. LAW AND SOCIETY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
One-year fellowship for early career scholars who work in the "law
and society" tradition and who will be competing for university-
level teaching jobs in the U.S. market. Non-U.S. citizens may apply.
Advanced ABD graduate students may apply, but the PhD must be
completed before beginning the fellowship. The stipend will be
$25,000, plus a research allowance of $5,000 and benefits that
include health insurance.
For full details, visit:
http://law.wisc.edu/ils/lawandsocietyfellowship.html
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2011
2. HURST SUMMER INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIPS
Hurst Summer Institute Fellowships in Legal History at Biennial
session, June 12-25, 2010. 12 early career faculty members, doctoral
students with completed or nearly completed dissertations, and
recent J.D. graduates demonstrating interest in an academic career
with a focus on legal history. Participate in daily seminars, meet
other legal historians, and analyze and discuss each others work.
For full details, visit: http://law.wisc.edu/ils/hurst_institute.htm
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011


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Sociology Newsletter 10/8/2010

SOCIOLOGY NEWS October 8, 2010 Volume 40, Number 40
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An electronic newsletter published weekly by the Department of
Sociology, University of Minnesota, to keep department members,
affiliates and friends informed of news and events.
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CALENDAR
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10/8 - ICGC presentation - Prof. David Pellow
10/11 - Faculty Meeting. Assistant Professors excused.
10/11 - Columbus Day - No U.S. Mail
10/12 - Sociology Workshop
10/13 - MN SWS meeting - Prof. Teresa Gowan

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IN THIS ISSUE
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- Department
- Campus Events
- Off Campus Events
- Call for Proposals
- Call for Papers
- Employment Opportunities
- Fellowship Opportunities

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DEPARTMENT
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ICGC EVENT - PROF. DAVID PELLOW
The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents
"Framing the Earth and Animal Liberation Movement," by Prof. David
Pellow, TODAY Fri. Oct. 8, 12:30 pm, 110 Heller Hall.

FACULTY MEETING
The next faculty meeting will be held Mon. Oct. 11, 2:30 pm, 1114
Soc Sci Bldg. Assistant Professors are excused.

SOCIOLOGY WORKSHOP SERIES
The next Sociology Workshop Series will be held on Tues. Oct. 12,
4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci. Prof. Carolyn Liebler and Meghan Zacher
will present "Intertwining the History and Biography of Race in
America: American Indians, Whites, Blacks, and Multiracials in the
21st Century."

MINNESOTA POPULATION CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
The next MPC seminar "The FDA and ABCs: Unintended Consequences of
Antidepressant Warnings on Academic Achievement," will be presented
by Prof. Ezra Golberstein (Health Policy and Management) Mon.
Oct. 11, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

HUMPHREY INSTITUTE
The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey
Institute, presents Prof. Frances Fox Piven (Graduate Center, CUNY),
"How Labor is (Part of) the Problem in Building an American Left,"
Mon. Oct. 11, 12:00-1:30 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute.
Prof. Piven is a distinguished professor of sociology and political
science, focused on social movements, electoral politics, and
welfare policy. Sociology affiliate faculty, Prof. Joe Soss, will
moderate. Free and open to the public. For details, visit:
http://www.hhh.umn.edu/centers/cspg/events.html
To request disability accommodations, contact: (612)625-5340,
cspg@umn.edu.

SOCIOLOGISTS FOR WOMEN IN SOCIETY - PROF. TERESA GOWAN
The next departmental SWS event will be Wed. Oct. 13, 12:00 pm, in
1114 Soc Sci. There will be a discussion on feminist theory and
ethnographic research with Prof. Teresa Gowan's graduate ethnography
seminar. All faculty and students are welcome. Contact Kyle Green,
green894@umn.edu, or Heather McLaughlin, mclau137@umn.edu, with any
questions.

FASHION EVENT - PROF. JOANNE EICHER
Regents' Prof. Emerita, Joanne Eicher, former Sociology Department
affiliate, talks about her newly published work, "Creating the
Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion," Fri. Oct. 22, 4:30-6:30
pm, College of Design, 33 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue South, St.
Paul Campus. Reception follows program. Event is free but space is
limited. Register by Thurs. Oct. 14 at: z.umn.edu/encyclopedia.
For questions or disability accommodations, contact: Laura Walton,
(612)626-6385. Gifts in honor of Joanne can be designated to the
Joanne Bubolz Eicher Endowment (Fund # 7786), set up to insure the
continued study of the cultural aspects of dress in the department.
Sponsored by the College of Design; Department of Design, Housing,
and Apparel; Berg Publishers; and Oxford University Press.

HEALTHY FOODS, HEALTHY LIVES INSTITUTE - FREE STUDENT LUNCH
The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute invites graduate and
undergraduate students to the Fall FREE Student Luncheon, Mon. Oct.
25, 12:00-2:00 pm, Coffman Memorial Union. RSVP required at:
hfhl@umn.edu. Include name, academic year, and discipline/major. For
questions, contact: Kristine Igo, Assistant Director, Healthy Foods,
Healthy Lives Institute, (612) 625-8693; kigo@umn.edu

GOOGLE MIGRATION
Still need to migrate to Google? The blackout is over and change is
inevitable! Migration and Orientation sessions are listed online at:
http://z.umn.edu/clagoogle/. Call the CLA-OIT Service Desk to
register, at: (612)624-4357.


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CAMPUS EVENTS
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MINNESOTA POLITICAL THEORY COLLOQUIUM
Prof. Simona Sawhney (Asian Languages and Literature) presents
"Bhagat Singh: A Politics of Death and Hope," TODAY Fri. Oct. 8,
1:30-3:00 pm, 1314 Social Sciences.

HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLOQUIUM
Prof. James Griesemer (Philosophy, UC-Davis) presents "Origin
Stories and Theoretical Biology: On Not Begging the Question,"
TODAY Fri. Oct. 8, 131 Tate Lab of Physics, 3:35 pm. Refreshments at
3:15 in 216 Physics Room.

COMMUNITY FUND DRIVE
The UMN Community Fund Drive raises more than $1 million dollars
every year for Minnesota charities, from Oct. 1-31. When employees
pledge, they are eligible for weekly and grand prize drawings. For
more information, visit: http://www1.umn.edu/cfd/
Consider making a donation to a worthy charity!

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY - NEXT WEEK
1. "Quality in Accountable Primary Care Clinics: Should We Risk
Adjust for Type of Health Care Insurance?", presented by Prof.
Douglas Wholey (Health Policy and Management, School of Public
Health), Tues. Oct. 12, 4:00 pm, 125 Nolte Center.
2. Abundance and Scarcity Symposium
"Marginalizing Access to the Sustainable Food System," presented by
Quadrant Visiting Scholar Camille Tuason Mata (a freelance writer
with experience researching and writing about social issues and
environmental justice,) Wed. Oct. 13, 4:00 pm, 125 Nolte Center.

MINNESOTA CENSUS BUREAU RESEARCH DATA CENTER - GRAND OPENING
The MnRDC Grand Opening Symposium will be held Wed. Oct. 27; morning
session: 120 Andersen Library; afternoon session: Minnesota
Population Center, 40 Willey Hall. Participants include:
Robert Groves (U.S. Census Bureau Director); President Robert
Bruininks; Profs. Arline Geronimus (Health Behavior and Health
Education; Population Center; Michigan), John Haltiwanger
(Economics, Maryland), and Sharon Long (Public Health).
Registration is required for lunch. Register by emailing:
mpc@umn.edu. For full details, visit:
http://mnrdc.umn.edu/grandopening-symposium


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CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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CURA DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANT
The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Dissertation Research
Grant provides support to doctoral students engaged in dissertation
research on urban issues. One-time unrestricted $20,000 grant. PhD
students who passed the preliminary exam stage and have approved
dissertation proposals by March 1, 2011. For full details, visit:
http://www.cura.umn.edu/Dissertation.php
Deadline: Feb. 10, 2011

MIDWEST POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
The MPSA conference will be held March 31-April 3, 2011, Chicago
Palmer House Hilton. In 2010, more than 5,100 presenters from the
U.S. and 55 countries throughout the world presented almost 4,000
research papers. For full details, visit:
http://www.mpsanet.org/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx
Deadline for paper proposal: TODAY Oct. 8
Deadline for poster proposal: Fri. Dec. 3


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - OPEN RANK
The Department of Sociology, Seoul National University, South Korea
(Republic of Korea) invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track or tenured faculty position. As an effort to
internationalize research and teaching, this position is reserved
for scholars of foreign (non-Korean) citizenship. The Department
seeks a scholar/teacher whose areas of research and teaching
include, but are not limited to, law and society, criminology, and
cultural studies. Start date of March 2011, can be extended if
suitable candidate is not found. To apply, submit: cover letter, CV,
a statement of research and teaching interests, copies of a few
published works, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Keun-Sik
Jung, Chair, Department of Sociology, Seoul National University,
Gwanak-ro 599, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-746, South Korea. Email
application materials first to: ksjung@snu.ac.kr; then mail the hard
copies to the mailing address. Visit:
http://www.isa-sociology.org/job274.htm
Deadline: Wed. Oct. 20

COLGATE UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
The Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Colgate University, invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall
2011. PhD in History, International Studies, International
Relations, Political Science, or Sociology. The Program is
particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship focuses on
the structural dynamics of trans-national or trans-regional
conflicts. To apply, email a letter of application, CV, and one
writing sample of less than 30 pages as pdf files to:
PCON@colgate.edu. Sample syllabi are welcome. A dossier or three
references should also be sent. Regular mail submissions are
acceptable, sent to: Peace and Conflict Studies Program Search, c/o
Sue Odell, University Studies, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
13346.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 25

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON - SENIOR / LECTURER
The Department of Quantitative Social Science, Institute of
Education, University of London, invites applications for a
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Social Statistics. Reference:
89AC-PSQSS-0023-A. Full-time to start from 1 January 2011. PhD in
social statistics or a cognate area with a distinct specialism in
advanced quantitative methods. A completed PhD required for Senior
Lecturer level. For full details, visit:
http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=89AC-PSQSS-0023-A
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 5

PURDUE UNIVERSITY - ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
The College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University, invites applications
for a tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate
Professor level. PhD in Asian American Studies, Anthropology,
History or Sociology, and a record of scholarly research on Asian
Americans. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in Asian
American Studies and the tenure home department, which will be one
of the departments of Anthropology, History, or Sociology. Applicant
will be expected to assume, eventually, the directorship of the
Asian American Studies Program. Purdue is a partner in the Asian
American Studies Consortium within the Committee on Institutional
Cooperation (CIC) a collaborative consortium of Big Ten universities
plus the University of Chicago and University of Illinois Chicago.
To apply, send letter of application, CV, writing sample, and three
letters of recommendation to: Chair, Asian American Studies Search,
Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Room 1289, Beering Hall, Purdue
University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 15. Position open until filled.


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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY - POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
Nuffield College, Oxford University, invites applications for
Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellows, starting 1 Sept, 2011. Duration
of 3 years for scholars from any country. PhD or close to
completion; and no more than a total of eight years in
postgraduate study, teaching or research in the social sciences by
start date. For full details, visit:
www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/General/jobs/PPRF_2010/PPRFadvert1011.aspx
For questions, contact: Administrative Officer, Nuffield College,
Oxford, UK, pprf@nuffield.ox.ac.uk
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 5


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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
The IAS and the Office of the Vice President for Research invite
proposals for:
1. Abundance and Scarcity
Collaborative interdisciplinary research and creative projects on
the topic of "Abundance and Scarcity," the subject of the
University Symposium for the two-year period beginning Fall 2010.
For details, visit: http://www.ias.umn.edu/symposiumapply.php
Deadline: Fri. October 15
2. Quadrant Fellowships
Interdisciplinary fellowships for a semester to be held in academic
year 2011-2012. NOTE: These fellowships are not open to UMN faculty
or staff and may not be used for work toward a degree. For details,
visit: http://www.ias.umn.edu/quadrantapply.php
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 19

EPA SUSTAINABILITY COMPETITION
Grant opportunity for college and university faculty and students.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 - People, Prosperity
and the Planet - Program. Hands-on design competition for student
teams and their faculty advisors, to receive $15,000 grants to
design scientific, technical, and policy solutions to sustainability
challenges around the world. Projects can address a challenge in one
or more of these areas: water, energy, agriculture, built
environment, or materials & chemicals. For application, visit:
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_p3.html
Deadline: Wed. Dec. 22


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