August 27, 2014 Volume 44, Number 34

9/1 - University Closed - Labor Day
9/2 - Fall Semester 2014 begins
9/5 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
9/9 - Sociology Workshop
9/13 - Department Potluck
9/29 - Faculty Meeting

Successful Defense - Gulseren Isik

Gulseren Isik successfully defended her dissertation, "Institutional Reproduction: Reproduction of a Politico-legal Institution in a Contested Setting," on Aug. 25. Her advisors are Profs. Joachim Savelsberg and Robin Stryker (AZ-Tucson). Congratulations, Dr. Isik!

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Attorney James Scanlan, Washington, D.C., presents "The Mismeasure of Association:
The Unsoundness of the Rate Ratio and Other Measure that are Affected by the
Prevalence of an Outcome," Fri. Sept. 5, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room,
Willey Hall.

Sociology Workshop

Graduate student Sarah Lageson presents "Crime Reporting in a Wired World: Surveillance, Online Records and the Digital Punishment Revolution," Tues. Sept. 9, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.

Department Fall Potluck

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

New Book - Prof. Pellow

UMN Press published a new book by Prof. David Pellow, Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement. Congratulations, Prof. Pellow!

In the News - Prof. Kelly

Prof. Erin Kelly was featured in the New York Times and Boston Globe on flexible work time.

Parking & Traffic - Football Games

1. MN Gophers vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers, Thurs. Aug. 28, 6:00 pm, TCF Stadium.
2. MN Gophers vs. Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, Sat. Sept. 6, 2:30 pm, TCF Bank Stadium.

HCRC Brown Bag - Faculty Seminars

The Human Capital Research Collaborative Brown Bag Faculty Research Seminar Series presents Prof. Michele Mazzocco, Institute of Child Development, "Individual Differences in the Development of Numerical Thinking: Implications for Supporting Mathematics Achievement in Early and Later Childhood," Sept. 16, 12:00-1:00 pm, 205 Humphrey School.

Center of Spirituality and Healing

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD, The Cleveland Clinic, presents "Lessons Learned from the Cleveland Clinic: Achieving Wellbeing and Bending the Cost Curve," Thurs. Sept. 11, 3:00-4:40 pm Lecture, followed by Q & A and Reception. Register online.