April 17, 2014 Volume 44, Number 15

4/17 - Jewish Studies event
4/18 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
4/18 - ICGC Brown Bag
4/18 - Jewish Studies event
4/21 - MPC Seminar
4/22 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
4/25 - SRI
4/29 - Sociology Workshop
5/1 - Race Reading Group

Jewish Studies Symposium

"Figural Jews: Jewish Identity in Modern Literature and Philosophy," Shepherd Room, Weisman Art Museum. Free and open to the public. Reservations required.
1. TODAY April 17, 1:00-5:00 pm. Prof. Alejandro Baer leads Session 1.
2. Fri. April 18, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Profs. Jack DeWaard and Zack Almquist present "Population Dynamics of Segmented Assimilation," Fri. April 18, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room.

ICGC Brown Bag

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Brown Bag Series presents Prof. David Pellow, "Total Liberation: The Limits and Possibilities of Radical Ecological Politics," Fri. April 18, 12:00-1:00 pm, 537 Heller Hall.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Marianne Wanamaker (Economics, U of Tennessee) presents "Separate and Unequal in the Labor Market: School Quality and the Black White Wage Gap," Mon. April 21, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC conference room, 50 Willey Hall.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Prof. Colleen Manchester (Work & Organizations, Carlson School) presents "Discrimination Against Those with Family Responsibilities," Tues. April 22, 12:00-1:15 pm, MPC conference room, 29 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

SRI - Departmental Premier Event Next Week!

The 24rd Annual Sociology Research Institute will be held all day Fri. April 25! This celebration of scholarship and intellectual community provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase a broad range of research and to promote engaged discussion. PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE
8:45-10:15 am. Session I - Research Presentations
10:30. Keynote by Prof. Mary Waters (Harvard) presents "Legal vs. Racial Exclusion: Understanding Undocumented Immigrants and Mass Incarceration"
12:00-1:00 pm. Lunch (RSVP required)
1:00-2:30. Session II - Research Presentations
2:45-4:15. Session III - Research Presentations
6:00. Reception & Awards Ceremony at Honey Restaurant. RSVP required.
SRI Committee: Prof. Penny Edgell, Stephen Suh, Riku Kawaguchi, and Mary Drew.

Sociology Workshop

Sociology graduate student Jim Saliba presents "Governance Structure Change and K-12 Educational Opportunity in the United States: 1990-2010," Tues. April 29, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Sociology Race Reading Group

Book discussed will be "White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race," by Matthew Hughey, Thurs. May 1, 4:00-6:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. For questions, email.

In the News - Prof. Edgell

Prof. Penny Edgell was quoted in an article by Sara Israelsen-Hartley, "Soul Seekers: How Spiritual is Secular America?"