December 12, 2014 Vol. 44, No. 49

12/12-13, 15-18 - Final Exams
12/16 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
12/18 - End of Fall Semester
12/24-25 - University Closed

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Amy August presents "Kids' Activities as a Locus of Learning: How Parents Supplement School curricula to Facilitate Child Development," Tues. Dec. 16, 12;00-1:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall. RSVP for Lunch. Cosponsored by the Life Course Center.

In the News - Profs. Phelps & Brewer

Profs. Michelle Phelps and Rose Brewer (Sociology affiliate faculty; African American & African Studies) participated in a forum that was featured in a Star Tribune article, "Twin Cities Forums Explore Racial Bias, Police Tactics: National Unrest Spurred Discussions in the Metro."

Parking & Transportation - Football Game

Last home game: MN Vikings vs. Chicago Bears, Sun. Dec. 28, 12:00 pm, TCF Stadium.

CEHD - Grad RA

One semester 50% GRA with Profs. Tabitha Grier-Reed (CEHD, UMN); Jim Moody (Sociology, Duke) and David Diehl (Educational sociology, Vanderbilt). Area: How social networks mediate academic outcomes for African American college students. Jan. 8-May 24, 2015. Experience: PhD student in Ed. Psych. or Sociology; grant writing; quantitative and qualitative; project management; variance and regression models; CITI training via the Office of Institutional Research. To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three references to Prof. Grier-Reed.
Deadline: Prefer Dec. 31. Open until filled.

AmeriCorps - Tutors

MN Reading and Math Corps need 60 tutors to help keep kids from falling behind in school. 11-month long term and short-term (ends June 2015) opportunities.

ESRA - Call for Papers

"Measuring Social Networks in Large-Scale Surveys: Challenges and Practice of Ego-Centered and Complete Network Approaches," European Survey Research Association annual conference, July 13-17, 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2015

December 5, 2014 Vol. 44, No. 48

12/8 - Faculty Meeting
12/10 - UMSA Social
12/10 - CSPG event
12/10 - Last Day of Instruction
12/11 - Holiday Party
12/11 - CLA Senior Celebration
12/12 - Race Reading Group
12/12 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
12/12-13, 15-18 - Final Exams
12/16 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
12/18 - End of Fall Semester

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. Dec. 8, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.


The undergraduate UMN Sociological Association invites the departmental community to an End of the Year Social, Wed. Dec. 10, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci. Join Advisor Bobby Bryant; Peer Advisor Lydia Quint; and the UMSA Board for ice cream, hot chocolate, and donuts!