August 14, 2014 Volume 44, Number 32

8/16-19 - ASA San Francisco
8/22 - Last Day of Instruction Summer Session (10-week)
8/25 - PhD Defense Gulseren Isik
8/25 - First Faculty Meeting
8/25-28 - Orientation: New Cohort

ASA Conference

The American Sociological Association annual conference, "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals", will be held Aug. 16-19 in San Francisco.

Dissertation Defense - Gulseren Isik

Gulseren Isik will defend her dissertation, "Institutional Reproduction: Reproduction of a Politico-legal Institution in a Contested Setting," Mon. August 25, 12:00-2:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 12:00 am-12:30 pm. Her Advisor is Prof. Joachim Savelsberg. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Gulseren, to be held at 2:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Faculty Meeting

The first fall semester Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. Aug. 25, 2:30-4:15 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg. NOTE: Location.

Welcome Reception

New faculty, the new graduate cohort, and the department community are all invited to the Graduate Program Orientation Welcome Reception, to be held on Mon. Aug. 25, 4:30-6:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

In the news - Profs. Park & Pellow

The book, The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America's Eden, by Profs. Lisa Park and David Pellow (NYU Press 2011) won the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, given by the Environment and Technology Section, American Sociological Association, for best book published from 2011-2013. Congratulations, Profs. Park and Pellow!

Parking & Traffic on Campus - Football Game

Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals, TCF Stadium, Sat. Aug. 16, 7:30 pm.

Parking & Traffic on Campus - MN State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair runs from Thurs. Aug. 21 through Mon. Sept. 1. Be aware that traffic will increase and parking may be tight on campus.

William Mitchell event

Jeffrey Van Nest, Special FBI Agent, presents "The FBI: Genocide and War Crimes Unit," Aug. 28, 7:00-9:00 pm, William Mitchell College of Law, Room 245 Auditorium. Open to the public. $10 general; $5 students and seniors.

MPC - Graduate Graphic Design Assistant

The MN Population Center invites applications for a graduate student position as part-time Graphic Design Assistant for 2014-15 academic year. Apply online. Requisition 192928.
Deadline: Aug. 29