April 23, 2015 Vol. 45, No. 15

4/23-25 - CHGS events
4/24 - Inequality & Methods Workshop - PAA talks
4/27 - MPC Seminar
4/28 - Sociology Workshop
4/30 - Roetzel Lecture
5/1 - CLA Bright Lights
5/4 - UMSA Ice Cream Social
5/7 - SPH Visiting Scholar

CHGS / Human Rights Program / IGS

"100 Years of Genocide" Conference and Teacher Workshop.
1. TODAY April 23 - Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Lecture
Bedross Der Matossian (History, NE-Lincoln) presents "The Armenian Genocide Historiography on the Eve of the Centennial: From Continuity to Contingency," Thurs. April 23, 7:00 pm, Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School. Open to the public.
2. April 24 - Student conference
3. April 25 - Teacher's Workshop, "World War I and the Armenian Genocide."
Guided tour of Bdote Dakota site, Ft. Snelling State Park, with Prof. Iyekiyapiwin
Darlene St. Clair
(American Indian Studies). Shuttle bus service between University and site.
Made possible by the Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies
of the Minneapolis Foundation.

MPC Seminar

J. David Hacker (History) presents "Ready, Willing, and Able? Impediments to the Onset of Marital Fertility Decline in the U.S.," Mon. April 27, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Sociology Workshops

1. Graduate student Stephen Suh presents "Nostalgic for the Unfamiliar: Korean American Ethnic Return Migration and its Compelling Logic," Tues. April 28, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.
2. Christopher Isett (History) presents "The Social Basis of Taiwan's Economic Miracle," Tues. May 5, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.

Roetzel Lecture

The Department of Sociology cosponsors the The Roetzel Family Lecture, Bron Taylor (Florida), "Spirituality After Darwin: 'Dark Green' Nature Religion and the Future of Religion and Nature," Thurs. April 30, 4:00 pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop Auditorium, 4:00 pm. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.

CLA Bright Lights

The college's new undergraduate student recognition event, Bright Lights, will be held Fri. May 1. Public Reception 3:00 pm and Program 4:00 pm, Northrop Auditorium. RSVP.

UMSA Ice Cream Social

The undergraduate UMN Sociological Association announces the annual end of the year Ice Cream Social, May 4, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, West Bank courtyard (between Anderson and Blegen Halls). This is an opportunity to meet UMSA officers and Sociology undergraduate students, and hear about new UMSA ideas for next year. All are welcome!

SPH - Visiting Scholar

The Health Disparities Work Group and the Center on Aging, School of Public Health, present Visiting Scholar, Emeritus Prof. David Barton Smith (SPH, Drexel), at two events:
1. Thurs. May 7, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Room 105, 717 Delaware Bldg.
"Separate and Unequal: Racial Disparities in Long Term Care." RSVP for Lunch.
2. Thurs. May 7, 4:00 pm, Room D125 Mayo Bldg.
"Civil Rights, Medicare and the Secret Struggle to Transform Health Care."
Refreshment provided.
For questions, email Prof. Kathleen Call (Health Policy & Management Division, SPH), Sociology Department Affiliate Faculty.

In the News - Profs. Baer & Savelsberg

For the "100 Years of Genocide" Conference and Teacher Workshop,cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Alejandro Baer and Joachim Savelsberg were both featured in the media.

In the News - Prof. Abdi