October 31, 2014 Volume 44, Number 42

11/2 - DSL Ends
11/1&2 - CHGS Film
11/3 - PhD Defense - June Msechu
11/3 - MPC Seminar
11/3 - CHGS event
11/3 - Faculty Meeting
11/4 - Sociology Workshop
11/7 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
11/7 - Race Reading Group
11/7 - CHGS Film

DSL Ends

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sun. Nov. 2. Set clocks back one hour.

Dissertation Defense - June Msechu

June Msechu will defend her dissertation, "Intergenerational Relationships and Eldercare in Rural Tanzania: A Life Course Perspective on the Implications of Social Change on Families," Mon. Nov. 3, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 10:00-10:30 am. Her Advisors are Profs. Cawo Abdi and Ron Aminzade. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for June, to be held at 12:00 Noon, 1114 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Jennifer Barber (Sociology, Michigan) presents "The Dynamics of Romantic Relationships, Pregnancy Desires, and Unintended Pregnancy: Some Insights from Weekly Data," Mon. Nov. 3, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center. Contact Prof. Erin Kelly to meet with Prof. Barber.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. Nov. 3, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.

Sociology Workshop

Dr. Tetiana Kostiuchenko, Carnegie Visiting Research Fellow, presents "Political Elite Networks in Post-Soviet States: Comparison of Ukraine and Georgia Cases," Nov. 4, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Prof. Jenny Trinitapoli (Population Research Institute, Penn State) presents, "A Moveable Feast: The Flexibility of Fertility Preferences in a Transitioning Malawian Community," Fri. Nov. 7, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room.

Sociology Race Reading Group

Book discussion on "Somebody's Children: The Politics of transnational Adoption," by Laura Briggs (Duke University Press, 2012), Fri. Nov. 7, 2:30 pm, 614 Soc Sci. For questions, contact: Lisa Gulya.

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

Cosponsored films and event:
1. Films: "My German Friend," Sat. Nov. 1, 7:30 pm; and "24 Hours," Sun. Nov. 2, Sabes Jewish Community Center.
2. Cosponsored event: Prof. Benjamin Valentino (Government, Dartmouth) presents "Just a War Theory? American Public Attitudes on Proportionality and Distinction," Nov. 3, 1:30 pm, 50B Humphrey School. Co-sponsored by CHGS.
3. Cosponsored film: "Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero," Nov. 7,
2:00-4:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci.

In the News - Prof. Moen

Profs. Phyllis Moen and Colleen Manchester (Human Resources & Labor Studies, Carlson School) published a Star Tribune article on employee benefit coverage of egg freezing to delay motherhood in favor of job advancement.