April 24, 2014 Volume 44, Number 16

4/25 - SRI
4/28 - MPC Seminar
4/29 - Sociology Workshop
5/1 - Race Reading Group
5/5 - Faculty Meeting
5/6 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
5/9 - MPC Data Training
5/9 - Last Day of Instruction

SRI - Big Event Tomorrow!

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.
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. RSVP required.
Honey, 205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis (next to Ginger Hop).
SRI Committee: Prof. Penny Edgell; Stephen Suh, graduate student; Riku Kawaguchi, undergraduate student; and Mary Drew, staff.

MPC Seminar

MPC members, students and staff present their 2014 Population Association of America papers, Mon. April 28, 11:30 am-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.
1. Ana Cuesta Bernal and Rodrigo Lovaton Davila (both Applied Economics)
"Millennium Development Goals: Measuring within-Country Inequalities for Selected Indicators for South America Using IPUMS-International Data (1990-2010)"
2. Gilbert Gonzales (Applied Economics)
"Health and Disability among Older Adults in Same-Sex Relationships"
3. Majory Silisyene (Natural Resources Science and Management)
"Access to Environmental Information and Implications on Natural Resources Management: A Case of Northern Tanzania"
4. Katie Genadek (MPC)
"Career Consequences of Flexible Work Practices in a Changing Context"

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.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. May 5, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Anne Kaduk, Sociology graduate student, presents "Dissertation Work in Progress: Women Returning to Work Across the Life Course," Tues. May 6, 12:00 pm, MPC Conference Room. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Sociology Department.

MPC - Free Data Training Workshop

MPC Training Workshop on IDHS (New), will be held on Fri. May 9, 1:00-2:00 pm, S30C Wilson Library. Register.

Innovative Ideas Award - Prof. Schurman

The Innovative Ideas in Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Award, The Graduate School, has been given to Profs. Rachel Schurman, Tracey Deutsch (History), and Emily Hoover (Horticulture Science) for their proposal for a Food Studies "field guide." Congratulations, Prof. Schurman!

Outstanding Service Award - Rahsaan Mahadeo

The Office of Public Engagement, a unit of the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced that Sociology graduate student Rahsaan Mahadeo received the 2014 UMN Outstanding Community Service Student Award. Congratulations, Rahsaan!