October 23, 2014 Volume 44, Number 42

10/23 - UMSA event - Prof. Gowan
10/24 - Book Release - Prof. Pellow
10/24 - MPC IPUMS Training
10/24 - CHGS Film
10/27 - MPC Seminar - Prof. Phelps
10/31 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
10/31 - CHGS Film
10/31 - MN Law Review Symposium
11/1&2 - CHGS Films
11/2 - Daylight Saving Time Ends
11/3 - PhD Defense - June Msechu
11/3 - Faculty Meeting
11/4 - Sociology Workshop
11/7 - Race Reading Group

UMSA Faculty Talk TODAY

The UMN Sociological Association for undergraduates presents Prof. Teresa Gowan, who will give a talk about her addiction research, TODAY Thurs. Oct. 23, 4:15-5:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci.

Book Release - Prof. Pellow

Prof. David Pellow presents a talk on his new book, "Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement" (UMN Press)," Fri. Oct. 24, 7:00 pm, Boneshaker Books, 2002-23rd Ave. So., Minneapolis.

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies - Films

1. "The Fall of Fujimori," Fri. Oct. 24, 2:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci.
2. "When the Mountains Tremble," Fri. Oct. 31, 2:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci.
3. CHGS co-sponsors two films in the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival: "My German Friend," Sat. Nov. 1, 7:30 pm; "24 Hours," Sun. Nov. 2, 2:00 pm, Sabes Jewish Community Center.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Michelle Phelps presents "Mass Probation by the Numbers: Community Supervision in the U.S.," Mon. Oct. 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Christina Diaz (Sociology, UW-Madison) presents "The Effect(s) of Teenage Pregnancy: Reconciling Theory, Methods, and Findings," Oct. 31, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center.

MN Law Review Symposium

"Offenders in the Community: Reshaping Sentencing and Supervision," Oct. 31, 8:00-4:00 pm, Mondale Hall. Register online. For questions, contact Prof. Michelle Phelps.

DST Change

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sun. Nov. 2. Set clocks back one hour.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. Nov. 3, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.

Dissertation Defense - June Msechu

June Msechu will defend her dissertation, "Intergenerational Relationships and Eldercare in Rural Tanzania: A Life Course Perspective on the Implications of Social Change on Families," Mon. Nov. 3, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 10:00-10:30 am. Her Advisors are Profs. Cawo Abdi and Ron Aminzade. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for June, to be held at 12:00 Noon, 1114 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.