September 11, 2014 Volume 44, Number 36

9/13 - Department Potluck
9/15 - MPC Seminar
9/16 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
9/18 - CHGS events
9/19 - PhD Defense - Alain Vandormael
9/19 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
9/22 - CHGS event
9/26 - MPC Training

Department Fall Potluck

Sociology Department faculty, staff, student, family members, and friends are invited to share food at the Fall Potluck, Sat. Sept. 13, 12:00-2;00 pm, Minnehaha Regional Park, 4655-46th Street South, Wabun B Picnic Area, Minneapolis. RSVP. Visit Food Sign Up.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Jim Raymo (Sociology, UW-Madison) presents "Unpartnered Mothers, Living Arrangements, and Poverty: A Cross-National Comparison," Mon. Sept. 15, 12:15-1:15 pm, MN Population Center conference room, 50 Willey Hall.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Sociology graduate student Jack Lam presents "Job Insecurity, Coping Behavior, and Health in Early Adulthood," Tues. Sept. 16, 12:00-1:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall (MPC conference room). Refreshments served. RSVP to: Dr. Sarah Flood. Cosponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

1. First meeting of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence discussion group, Thurs. Sept. 18, 12:00-1:30 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. Lunch will be provided. For questions and for Lunch RSVP, contact: Erma Nezirevic.
2. Richard Millet, French author, presents "Convert or Die Christian Persecution and the Rise of the Islamic State," Thurs. Sept. 18, 3:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg.
3. Call for Seminar, "Introduction to the Holocaust in the Soviet Union," Jan. 5-9, 2015, U.S. Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C.,
Deadline: Tues. Sept. 30
4. "Our Mothers, Our Heimat, Our Holocaust: 'Ordinary' Nazis on German Television, 1984-2014," 1210 Heller Hall, Sept. 22, 4:00 pm.

Dissertation Defense - Alain Vandormael

Alain Vandormael will defend his dissertation, "The Preventive and Survival Benefits of Antiretroviral Use in a Rural South African Community," Fri. Sept. 19. The public portion of the defense will be 10:00-10:30 am in 915 Soc Sci. His Advisor is Prof. Ann Meier. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Alain, to be held at 12:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Dr. Andrew Stokes (Global Health, Boston U) presents "Refining Estimates of the Obesity-Mortality Association Using Weight Histories," Sept. 19, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, Willey Hall.

University Tech Support

1. Faculty and Staff who need help transferring DVDs and tapes to a digital format, should contact CLA-OIT Relationship Manager.
2. Email questions about equipment renovations to the Office of Classroom Management (OCM).
3. Learn about and participate in the Technology Governance process.

Parking & Transportation - Football Game

MN Vikings vs. New Patriots, Sun. Sept. 14, 12:00 pm, TCF Stadium.

MPC Free Data Training Workshop

The MN Population Center offers training in IPUMS International, Fri. Sept. 26, 12:30-2:30 pm, S30C Wilson Library. Register online.