Wes Longhofer will defend his dissertation "Foundations of Global Giving," Fri. Dec. 9, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 2:00-2:30 pm. All are invited to attend. His advisors are Profs. Elizabeth Boyle and Evan Schofer (Sociology, UC-Irvine; Sociology, UMN, 2000-2007). In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Wes, to be held at 4:00 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.