February 2012 Archives

Work, Family, and Time Workshop - Dr. Rusconi

The Department of Sociology welcomes Dr. Alessandra Rusconi, a Visiting Scholar, until the end of March. Dr. Rusconi is a Senior researcher at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Germany, in the research unit, Skill Formation and Labor Markets. Her research focuses on couples' coordination strategies with regard to employment, career and family and their inter-dependencies with the national and organizational contexts of work and care; social inequalities and gender, work, family and occupational careers; sociology of the life course; and dual careers and female careers in academia.
For the Work, Family, and Time Workshop, Dr. Rusconi will present, "One or Two Careers? Interlocked Occupational Trajectories in Couples and Their Consequences for (Dual) Careers," Tues. March 6, 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm, 29 Willey Hall. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Sarah Flood. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

February 23, 2012 Volume 42, Number 8

2/24 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
2/24 - SRI Public Sociology Award Nominations
2/27 - MPC Seminar
3/6 - Sociology Workshop
3/12-16 - Spring Break
3/16 - University closed
3/22-23 - Prospective Graduate Student Visits

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Research Associates Julia Drew (MPC) and Michel Boudreaux (Health Policy and Management) present "Disability and Income Inequality Over the Life Course," Fri. Feb. 24, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

SRI - Public Sociology Award Nominations

The Sociology Research Institute Committee invites nominations for the 2012 Public Sociology Award. The award(s) will be presented at SRI, Fri. April 20. Email Public Sociology Award nominations to: Prof. Ron Aminzade or the SRI Nominations Committee.
Nomination Deadline: Fri. Feb. 24


MPC Seminar

Research Associate Kathryn Coursolle (MPC) presents "Marital Quality in Second Marriages across the Life Course," Mon. Feb. 27, 12:15-1;15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Roderick Ferguson (American Studies, UMN) presents "The Proliferation of Minority Difference," Tues. March 6, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Helga Leitner (Global Studies), Title: TBA, Thurs. March 1, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, Lindquist and Vennum Conference Room, 385 Mondale Hall. Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

UMN Aurora Center

Author Rachel Lloyd, "Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale;" Joy Friedman, Case Manager, Breaking Free; and Stephanie Holt, Executive Director, Mission 21, lead a discussion on race and privilege as it relates to domestic sex trafficking, Mon. March 26, 7:00-9:00 pm, Great Hall, Coffman Union. For questions, contact Aurora Center, (612)626-2929. Co-sponsored by the University's Aurora Center, Women's Center, and other organizations.

University of Akron - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Akron, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin August 2012. Area: Medical Sociology. Apply online. Requisition Number: 007100.
Deadline: March 1. Open until filled.

Adams State College - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Adams State College, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Sociology in Criminology and Delinquency.
Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8130.

R.W. Johnson Foundation - Research Grant

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces call for proposals for Public Health Services and Systems two year research grant for research on a wide range of issues on the public health system.
Intent to Apply Deadline: 3:00 pm EST, March 6
Full proposals Deadline: 3:00 pm EST, March 27

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

NNIN invites applications for a Seed Grant program to assist and stimulate the conduct of research on Social and Ethical Issues (SEI) at NNIN sites. Grant competition provides funding of up to $20,000 to initiate research projects, collect data, run conferences, or travel to meet with collaborators. Email proposals to: Dr. Katherine McComas, NNIN SEI Coordinator.
Deadline: March 16

European Social Survey

ESS Call for Question Module Design Teams. Applications welcomed for both new rotating modules and repeat modules that have been fielded on the ESS previously. The design and preparation of the Round 7 questionnaire will begin in July 2012 in anticipation of the receipt of funding.
Deadline: 5:00 pm GMT. May 1

National Center for Health Statistics

NCHS announces Call for Papers for the 2012 Research Conference on the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), Oct. 17-18, at NCHS Headquarters, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 7307, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Papers are welcome on any topic, provided the principal data source is the 2006-2010 NSFG. Use of earlier NSFG cycles 1-6 is also welcome. For questions, contact NSFG staff at: (301)458-4222.
Deadline: 5:00 pm EDT June 18

February 16, 2012 Volume 42, Number 7

2/17 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
2/20 - MPC Seminar
2/21 - HCRC Brown Bag
2/21 - Sociology Workshop
2/22 - Teaching Lunch
2/24 - SRI Award Nominations
3/12-16 Spring Break
3/16 - University closed
3/22-23 - Prospective Graduate Student Visits

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Graduate student Liying Luo presents "Can Cohort Effects Be Random? Assessing the Validity and Implication of the Random Effects Model for Age-Period-Cohort Analysis," Fri. Feb. 17, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

MPC Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows present: 1) Michel Boudreaux (Health Policy and Management), "The Long-Run Effect of Medicaid Exposure During Childhood"; and 2) Rachelle Hill (Sociology), "Sleepless Nights or Sleeping Through It: The Impact of the "Great Recession" on American Sleep Patterns," Mon. Feb. 20, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall

HCRC Brown Bag - Prof. Mortimer

The Human Capital Research Collaborative presents Prof. Jeylan Mortimer, "Early Influences on Human Capital Development and Socioeconomic Attainment: Findings from the Minnesota Youth Development Study," Tues. Feb. 21, 12:00-1:15 pm, The Commons (Room 205), Humphrey Institute.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Jeff Broadbent; Prof. John Sonnett (Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi); and graduate students Sarah Burridge and Philip Vaughter (Conservation Biology) present "Fault Lines in Global Mitigation Discourse: Comparing 16 Societies," Tues. Feb. 21, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Teaching Lunch

Profs. Cawo Abdi and Josh Page, and graduate students Andria Strano and Stephen Suh, will lead a discussion on intersectionality, Wed. Feb. 22, 11:00 am-12:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. Lunch will be served.

SRI - Public Sociology Award Nominations

The Sociology Research Institute Committee invites nominations for the 2012 Public Sociology Award, open to individuals, organizations or groups that are: 1) involved in community organizing, advocacy work, or social services with a sociological perspective; and/or 2) conducting research or teaching that informs public debates and involves broader publics. The award(s) will be presented at SRI, Fri. April 20. Nomination letters should include: 1) description of the public sociology work; 2) nominee(s) title; 3) nominee(s) relationship to the Department; and 4) contact information for nominator and the nominee. Self-nominations are welcome. For Graduate Students, nominations for the Engaged Scholarship Award, honoring student contributions, is also to be included in the general SRI Call for Papers and Award Nominations, which is forthcoming. Email Public Sociology Award nominations to: Prof. Ron Aminzade or the SRI Nominations Committee.
Nomination Deadline: Fri. Feb. 24


Macalester College - Conference

The American Studies Department, Macalester College, presents Dr. Julianne Malveaux (President, Bennett College), "Economic and Social Justice in the 21st Century," Feb. 23 and 24, Kagin Ballroom. Keynote Address 6:00-7:30 pm; Reception 4:30-5:30 pm Alexander Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons. Dr. Malveaux, a progressive African- American economist and public intellectual on communities of color. Free and open to the public. For questions, email: Kathie Scott.

Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Rick Hills (Law School, New York University), Title TBA, Thurs. Feb. 23, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, Lindquist and Vennum Conference Room, Room 385, Mondale Hall. Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073

Lancaster University - Chair and Lecturer

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, invites applications for the Chair and a Lecturer in Statistics. These are new positions in an expanding department, to start Sept. 1. Informal inquiries for all posts can be made to: Prof. John Whitehead.
Deadlines: Chair - Feb. 24; Lecturer - March 16


SCI - Graduate Research Volunteers

Graduate students beginning research on urban sustainability during the next 18 months are eligible for unpaid positions at Sustainable Cities International Network, which offers logistical support. The network has member cities in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. For questions, email: Alex Aylett, PhD Research Director.
Deadline: March 15

NIH - Funding Opportunity Announcement

FOA PAR-10-136: Behavioral and Social Science Research on Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institute of Health. Next two submission cycles: May 11 and Sept. 14.

February 9, 2012 Volume 42, Number 6

2/10 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
2/13 - MPC Seminar
2/13 - Faculty Meeting
2/21 - HCRC Brown Bag
2/21 - Sociology Workshop
2/22 - Teaching Lunch
3/12-16 Spring Break
3/16 - University closed
3/22-23 - Prospective Graduate Student Visits

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Rob Warren and graduate student Laurie Knies present "The Impact of Childhood Sickness on Adult Socioeconomic Outcomes: Evidence from Late 19th Century America," Fri. Feb. 10, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Dr. Myron Gutmann (Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate, National Science Foundation) presents "Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Production and the Web of Population in the U.S. Great Plains," Mon. Feb. 13, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 70 Willey Hall.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. Feb. 13, 2:30-4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Imagine Fund Grant - Prof. Hull

Prof. Kathy Hull received a 2012 Imagine Fund Grant. Congratulations, Prof. Hull!

Princeton Fellowship - Andrew Johnson

Graduate student Andrew Johnson was awarded a 2012-13 Visiting Research Scholar Fellowship, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University. Congratulations, Andrew!

HCRC Brown Bag - Prof. Mortimer

The Human Capital Research Collaborative presents Prof. Jeylan Mortimer, "Early Influences on Human Capital Development and Socioeconomic Attainment: Findings from the Minnesota Youth Development Study," Tues. Feb. 21, 12:00-1:15 pm, The Commons (Room 205), Humphrey Institute.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Jeff Broadbent; Prof. John Sonnett (Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mississippi); and graduate students Sarah Burridge and Philip Vaughter (Conservation Biology) present "Fault Lines in Global Mitigation Discourse: Comparing 16 Societies," Tues. Feb. 21, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Teaching Lunch

Profs. Cawo Abdi and Josh Page, and graduate students Andria Strano and Stephen Suh, will lead a discussion on intersectionality, Wed. Feb. 22, 11:00 am-12:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. Lunch will be served.

Summer School - Graduate and Undergraduate

The AFL-CIO and Cornell University are sponsoring a Strategic Corporate Research Summer School, June 10-15, Ithaca, New York. The course is designed for undergrad and grad students interested in union research and campaigns. Scholarships are available. Apply online. For questions, contact: Kate Bronfenbrenner, 607)254-4749.
Registration Deadline: May 17

Washington State University - Open Rank

The Department of Sociology and Social and Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC), Washington State University, invites applications for an Open Rank position. PhD required by Aug. 16. Apply online. Posting number: 41917. For questions, contact: Prof. Julie Kmec, Chair, Search Committee, (509)335-8760.
Deadline: March 1

Yale University - Postdoctoral Fellows

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, invites applications for two full- time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to contribute to ongoing research on climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior among the public, policymakers, and other key stakeholders. PhD in relevant social science discipline. To apply, email cover letter, CV, and names names and contact information of two references.
Deadline: Feb. 27. Position open until filled.

SSSP - Hess Memorial Scholarship

The Society for the Study of Social Problems announces the 2012 Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to an advanced sociology PhD graduate student, who began her/his study in a community college or technical school. ABD is also eligible. Email applications to: Dr. Denise Copelton, Department of Sociology, SUNY-Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420.
Deadline: Midnight March 31

UMN Academic Technology Showcase

All College of Liberal arts faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to submit a presentation for the Academic Technology Showcase, "Innovation in Teaching, Learning, and Research," Wed. April 4, 11:00 am- 2:00 pm, Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union. Apply online. For questions, contact: Sarah Knoblauch, CLA Office of Information Technology.
Deadline: Feb. 24


SLLS - International Life Course Conference

The European Child Cohort Network (EUCCONET) and Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) presents an international conference, "Childhood and Beyond: Tracing Cohorts Across the Lifecourse," Oct. 29-31, Paris, France.
Abstract Deadline: March 15

February 2, 2012 Volume 42, Number 5

2/3 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
2/6 - MPC Seminar
2/7 - Work, Family, and Time Workshop
2/7 - Sociology Workshop
2/13 - Faculty Meeting
2/15 - SWS Brown Bag
3/12-16 Spring Break
3/16 - University closed
3/22-23 - Prospective Graduate Student Visits

Baby News - Erika Busse

Erika Busse and her husband Miguel Wong welcomed a son, Vicente Matias Wong-Busse, on Jan. 22. He weighed 6 pounds 8.2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Congratulations, Erika!

Baby News - Jessica Molina

Jessica Molina and her husband James welcomed a daughter, Jamie Cuthbert, on Sat. Jan. 28. She weighed 7.9 pounds and was 20 inches long. Congratulations, Jessica!

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Jerry Shannon (Geography) presents "Paths through the Food Desert: Using Food Assistance Data to Measure Access in Low-Income Urban Neighborhoods," Fri. Feb. 3, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 70 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Elizabeth Boyle (UMN Sociology) presents "When Do Laws Matter? National Minimum-Age-of-Marriage Laws and Adolescent Fertility, 1989-2007," Mon. Feb. 6, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 70 Willey Hall.

Work, Family and Time Workshop

Sociology graduate student Rachelle Hill presents "Sleepless Nights or Sleeping Through It: The Impact of the 'Great Recession' on American Sleep Patterns," Tues. Feb. 7, 12:00-1:00 pm, MPC Meeting Room, 29 Willey Hall.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Jeylan Mortimer and graduate students Jeanette Hussemann and Lei (Frank) Zhang present "The YDS Second Generation Study: Recruitment and Initial Findings." Tues. Feb. 7, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.

Sociologists for Women in Society - Brown Bag

The next SWS Brown Bag will be held Wed. Feb. 15, 12-1:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci. Kia Heise will present "Good Mothers: Clinic Workers' Conceptions of Abortion Patients;" and Lisa Gulya will present "Self-Reliance and the Specter of the Bad Mother: Women's Readings of Pronatalist Policy in Russia."

MPC Training

IHIS: Annual harmonized data on people in the U.S. National Health Interview Survey from 1960s to the present, Fri. Feb. 17. Register online.

Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Hari Osofsky (Law School, UMN), Thurs. Feb. 9, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm, Lindquist and Vennum Conference Room, Room 385, Mondale Hall. Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073

University of Virginia

1. Assistant / Associate / Full
The Curry School of Education, Department of Human Services, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in the area of Clinical and School Psychology, to begin Aug. 25. Job posting number: 0609013
2. Research/Senior Scientist in Quantitative Methods
Youth-Nex, Curry School of Education, seeks a Research Scientist or Senior Scientist in the area of quantitative methodology to build a Methodology Core within the Center. Job posting number: 0609080
3. Research Scientists
Youth-Nex, Curry School of Education, seeks up to three motivated Research Scientists. The research will be focused upon four areas: promoting effective youth development; developing methods for intervention; prevention of problem behaviors and prevention of certain conditions/outcomes which affect youth. Job posting number: 0609141
Apply online.

Amherst College - Visiting Assistant / Postdoc Fellow

The Department of Law Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Law and Jurisprudence; and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Criminal Justice; Law and Society. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8095

UC Berkeley - Grad and Undergrad Symposium

The Sociological Research Symposium, "Identity, Ideology, and Society," will be held on Fri. April 6, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union, UC-Berkeley. Register online. Contact: Andrew Levine-Murray, Outreach Coordinator, (607)206-2606.

Global Studies Association of North America

GSA North America; the VP of Research, Dean of Social Sciences, and Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, co-sponsor the annual conference, "Dystopia and Global Rebellion," May 4-6, University of Victoria, Vancouver Island, Canada. Register online. Submit 100 word-abstracts to: Jerry Harris.
Abstract Deadline: April 7