March 2012 Archives

March 29, 2012 Volume 42, Number 12

3/30 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
3/30 - GWSS - Prof. Lisa Park
4/2 - MPC Seminar
4/2 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci
4/3 - Women's Faculty Cabinet Symposium
4/4 - Humphrey Institute event
4/9 - Teaching Lunch

Successful Defense - Eunhye Yoo

Eunhye Yoo successfully defended her dissertation, "Globalization, Power and Knowledge Production in South Korea: The University of Minnesota-Seoul National University Educational Cooperation Project from 1954 to 1962," on March 27. Her advisors are Profs. Jeffrey
Broadbent and Michael Goldman. Congratulations, Dr. Yoo!

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Sharod Goel, Senior Research Scientist (Yahoo Research) presents "Measuring the New Digital Divide," Fri. March 30, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Jointly sponsored by the Department of Statistics.

Gender, Women, and Sexuality Series - Prof. Park

Prof. Lisa Sun-Hee Park presents "Dependent and Deportable: The Neoliberal Politics of Immigrant Women's Health Care," Fri. March 30, 2:00-3:30 pm, 400 Ford Hall.

Faculty Meeting

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

MPC Seminar

The next MPC Seminar will be held on Mon. April 2, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Prof. Mary Blair-Loy (Sociology Dept, University of California-San Diego) presents "Intensive Work Commitment among Executive Men: Cultural Inheritance and Contemporary Meaning."Co-sponsored by Life Course Center.
Prof. Blair-Loy (PhD, Chicago; MDiv, Harvard) studies Sociology of Gender, Culture, Inequality, Work and Organizations, Family. She explicitly analyzes broadly shared, cultural models of a worthwhile life, such as the work devotion vs. family devotion. Her award- winning book, Competing Devotions: Career and Family among Women Executives (2003, Harvard), focused on work issues for executive women. She is the Founding Director of the Center for Research on Gender in the Professions.

UMN Women's Faculty Cabinet

Prof. Mary Blair-Loy presents "The Subtleties of Cumulative Disadvantage among Women and Men Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics," Tues. April 3, 3;00-4;15 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute.

Humphrey Institute - Prof. Joel Soss

The Humphrey School's Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center will host a discussion with Prof. Joe Soss (Sociology Dept. Affiliate Faculty) Wed. April 4, 5:00-7:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. RSVP online.

Teaching Lunch

The third and final Teaching Lunch on Pedagogy and sociology will be held on Mon. April 9, 11:00 am-12:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. A discussion about research methods in the undergraduate curriculum will be led by Profs. Carolyn Liebler, Erin Kelly, and Ron Aminzade, and graduate student Meghan Krausch.

Training - Teaching with Writing Program

"Senior Seminars, Senior Papers, Senior Projects: Structuring Capstone-Level Writing Experiences" will be on Fri. March 30, 12:00-1:30 pm, 135 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus.

Mondale Law School - Crime and Punishment Event

The Mondale Law School and the Department of Political Science host a joint talk by Prof. Nicola Lacey (Visiting Scholar, Oxford University ) and Prof. David Soskice (Political Science, Duke University). "American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment and Political Economy," Mon. April 16, 4:00-6;00 pm, Lindquist and Vennum Room, 3rd Floor, Dean's Office, Mondale Law School.

GLBTA - Marriage Equality Event

"Feminist Perspectives on the Psychology of Same Sex Marriage," Thurs. April 19, 7:00-9:00 pm, mayo memorial Bldg, Room 3-100. Guest speakers: Profs. Lisa Diamond (Psychology and Gender Studies, Utah); Beverly Green (Psychology, St. John's); and Glenda Russell (Psychology, Colorado-Boulder). Jointly sponsored by GLBTA, MN Psychological Association, MN Women in Psychology, and UMN Women's Center.

GLBTA - Lavender Celebration

1. The annual Lavender Celebration and Awards Ceremony will be held on Mon, April 30, 5:00 pm (NOTE: New date, time, and location!), Coffman Union Whole Music Club. For more information, contact GLBTA staff.
2. Graduating students - Contact GLBTA staff to be recognized at Lavender Celebration.
3 Nominations accepted for 2011-2012 GLBTA Awards and Scholarships, including: Student Scholarships, Breaking the Silence Awards, Leadership Awards, and Schochet Studies Awards for Excellence in Creativity and Scholarship. Contact GLBTA staff.. Awardees will be recognized at Lavender Celebration.
Extended Deadline: April 16 at 5:00 pm


Queen's University - Lecturers in Law

The School of Law, Queen's University-Belfast, Northern Irelend, invites applications for five Lecturers in Law. Apply online.
Deadline: April 16

Queen's University - Lecturer in Criminology

The School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, invites applications for a Lecturer in Criminology. Apply online.
Deadline: April 30

Minnesota State-Moorhead - Assistant

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, invites applications for an Assistant Professor. Areas: Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Penology/Corrections. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8201

Minnesota State-Moorhead - Instructor

The Department of Sociology, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, invites applications for One-Year Fixed Term position, to start Aug. 21. MA in Sociology required. Submit application to: Dr. Deborah White, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, MSU Moorhead, 1104-7th Ave. So., Moorhead, MN 56563.
Deadline: April 4. Position open until filled.

University of Cincinnati - Assistant

University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash Campus, invites applications for an Assistant Professor. Areas: Criminal Justice; Teaching and Learning in Sociology. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8214

CLA Commencement - Volunteer

The CLA Commencement Committee invites needs volunteers for Commencement, Sun. May 13, Mariucci Arena. To volunteer for the Sociology 4:00 pm ceremony, click on link, and select Group 3 (Second Ceremony) 2:15-5:00 pm.
Deadline: Thurs. April 19

Brown University - Postdoc Fellowship

The Department of Sociology and Program in Science and Technology Studies, Brown University, invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellow in ethical issues concerning emerging contaminants and technologies. New Research Training Program, "New Directions in Environmental Ethics: Emerging Contaminants, Emerging Technologies, and Beyond," funded by NSF STS Program. PhD required. To apply, email and also send hard copies: cover letter, CV, writing samples, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Phil Brown, Chair, Postdoctoral Fellow Search Committee, Department of Sociology-Box 1916, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912
Deadline: April 15. Open until filled.

The Improve Group - Internship

A research, planning, and evaluation firm in St. Paul, founded by Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs alumna, invites applications for Evaluation Internship to start in May and possibly continue throughout the school year. Submit applications to Samantha Hagel, Human Resources and Business Manager.
Deadline: March 31

Holocaust Center Finalist - Prof. Baer

The Department of Sociology will host Prof. Alejandro Baer, a Spanish sociologist, who is a finalist for the position as Director, UMN Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He will present "Global Memory of the Holocaust and the Politics of 'Never Again'," Tues. March 27, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.
Prof. Baer is on the sociology faculty of the Ludwig Maximilians-Universität-München, Germany, where he holds the position of Visiting Chair of Qualitative Methods of Social Research. His areas of research expertise include Social Memory Studies, Sociology of Culture and Religion, Sociology of Modern Judaism, Empirical Research on Anti-Semitism, Qualitative Research Methodologies, and Sociology of Media and Communication. He directed the Spanish part of the Shoah Visual Archives project.

March 22, 2012 Volume 42, Number 11

3/22-23 - Prospective Graduate Student Visits
3/22 - SRI Award Nomination Deadline
3/23 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
3/26 - Faculty Meeting
3/27 - Dissertation Defense - Eunhye Yoo
3/27 - Work, Family, and Time Workshop
3/28 - Sociology Workshop NOTE Day: Wednesday
3/30 - GWSS - Prof. Lisa Park
4/2 - MPC Seminar
4/3 - Women's Faculty Cabinet

Campus Visit TODAY - Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective Fall 2012 graduate students visit the department today and tomorrow, Thurs. and Fri., March 22-23. Scheduled events:
* Thursday, March 22
(915 Soc Sci Bldg will be available as a visitor's lounge from 12:00-4:00)
2:00-3:30 Drop-in office hours with available faculty members
3:30-5:00 Welcoming Reception, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg
* Friday, March 23
(All events held in 614 Soc Sci Bldg unless otherwise noted)
(915 Soc Sci Bldg will be available as a visitor's lounge from 1:00-4:30)
8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Chair's Welcome
9:15-10:30 Introduction to Graduate Program in Sociology
10:45-11:45 Faculty Panel Discussion on Current Research
12:00-1:00 Lunch / Current Students Panel Discussion
1:30-3:30 Drop-in sessions with available faculty members and/or Campus Tour

Sociology Research Institute - Deadline Extended

The Call for Participation and Award Nominations deadline for participation in the 2012 Sociology Research Institute (SRI), as part of a panel or to nominate an individual for an award, has been extended to TODAY, Thurs. March 22. Self nominations, particularly for the research paper award, are encouraged!

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. William Carbanaro (Sociology Dept, Notre Dame University) presents "Does Where You Go Matter?: An Audit Study of High School Diplomas and Labor Market Outcomes," Fri. March 23, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center.
Prof. Carbonaro (PhD, University of Wisconsin) focuses on Sociology of Education, Social Stratification, Research Methods and Statistics. His work has appeared in Sociology of Education, Social Forces, and American Sociological Review. In 2004, he was awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship for his research on the transition from high school to college. He is a Fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. March 26, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Dissertation Defense - Eunhye Yoo

Eunhye Yoo will defend her dissertation, "Globalization, Power and Knowledge Production in South Korea: The University of Minnesota-Seoul National University Educational Cooperation Project from 1954 to 1962," Tues. March 27, 12:00-2:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 12:00-12:30 pm. Her Advisors are Profs. Jeffrey Broadbent and Michael Goldman.

Work, Family, and Time Workshop

Julia Drew (Research Associate, MPC) presents, "Does Work Pay? The Impact of Employment on the Economic Well-Being of People with Disabilities," Tues. March 27, 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm, 29 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Dr. Sarah Flood.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Robert Crosnoe (Sociology, University of Texas-Austin) presents "The Transition to Young Adulthood in the U.S." Wednesday, March 28, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center.
Prof. Crosnoe (PhD, Stanford) also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. Crosnoe's research areas are the Life Course and Human Development. He applies both qualitative and quantitative analytic techniques in his work which has garnered substantial support from NIH and the W.T. Grant Foundation, in addition to other sources. Crosnoe has published two book and dozens of articles in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, the Journal of Health and social Behavior, Sociology of Education, the American Education Research Journal and Child Development.

GWSS Colloquium - Prof. Parks

The Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Colloquium Series presents Prof. Lisa Sun-Hee Park, "Dependent and Deportable: The Neoliberal Politics of Immigrant Women's Health Care," Fri. March 30, 2:00-3:30 pm, 400 Ford Hall.

MPC Seminar

The next MPC Seminar will be held on Mon. April 2, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall. Prof. Mary Blair-Loy (Sociology, University of California-San Diego) presents "Intensive Work Commitment among Executive Men: Cultural Inheritance and Contemporary Meaning." Co-sponsored by Life Course Center.
Prof. Blair-Loy (PhD, Chicago; MDiv, Harvard) studies Sociology of Gender, Culture, Inequality, Work and Organizations, Family. She explicitly analyzes broadly shared, cultural models of a worthwhile life, such as the work devotion vs. family devotion. Her award-winning book, Competing Devotions: Career and Family among Women Executives (2003, Harvard), focused on work issues for executive women. She is the Founding Director of the Center for Research on Gender in the Professions.

UMN Women's Faculty Cabinet

Prof. Mary Blair-Loy (Sociology, UC-San Diego) presents "The Subtleties of Cumulative Disadvantage among women and Men Faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics," Tues. April 3, 3:00-4:15 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute. Please RSVP.

Successful Defense - Ryan Alaniz

Ryan Alaniz successfully defended his dissertation, "From Tragedy to Opportunity: Long-term Development in Post-Disaster Intentional Communities," on March 21. His advisor is Prof. Ron Aminzade. In Fall 2012, Dr. Alaniz will be an Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, California Polytechnic State Universiyy-San Luis Obispo. Congratulations, Dr. Alaniz!

CLA Dean's Medal - Prof. Snyder

Prof. Mark Snyder, Sociology Dept. Affiliate Faculty, will be awarded the CLA Dean's Medal at the CLA Celebrate Faculty Excellence Event, Tues. 27 March, President's Room, Coffman Union, East Bank Campus, 3:30-5:00 pm. Program 3:30 pm; Reception follows. Prof. Snyder will present, "Who Gets Involved and Why? The Psychology of Social Action." Congratulations, Prof. Snyder!

Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Paul Vaaler (Strategic Management and Organization, CSOM, UMN) presents, "Diaspora Concentration and the Venture Investment Impact of Remittances," TODAY Thurs. March 22, 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

GLBTA - Ally Listening Groups

People who identify as an ally to or within the GLBTQ community and who are interested in talking with other allies about experiences and resources, are invited to Ally Listening Sessions. For more information, contact: Trina Smith, (612)626-2562

Training - Teaching with Writing Program

"Senior Seminars, Senior Papers, Senior Projects: Structuring Capstone-Level Writing Experiences" will be on Fri. March 30, 12:00-1:30 pm, 135 Nicholson Hall, East Bank Campus.

MPC Training - IPUMS-CPS

Fri. March 23, 12:00-1:30pm, Wilson Library Room S30C. Register online.

UMN Habitat for Humanity - Global Village Kenya Soiree

Global Village Kenya Soiree will be held on Thurs., March 29, 6:00 pm, Rapson Hall (School of Architecture). A silent auction and entertainment by The Enchantments (UMN's only all-female a cappella group) will accompany an array of food. All proceeds go to the Habitat for Humanity, UMN Global Village Trip to Kenya in May. Pre-sale tickets available and at the door.

University of Queensland - Assistant

The School of Social Science, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland, invites applications for a Lecturer/Research Fellow or Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow in Longitudinal Social Research. Job Reference No: 493117.
Deadline: April 1


Clemson University - Lecturer

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Clemson University, invites applications for a full-time lecturer, to start August 15, 2012. Areas: social psychology, deviance, and substance abuse. To apply, send a cover letter, teaching evaluations, CV, and names and e-mail addresses of three references to: Prof. Jennifer Holland, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, 132 Brackett Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-1356.
Deadline: April 5. Open until filled.

Augustana College - Teaching Fellowship

The Department of Sociology, Augustana College, invites applications for a full-time, one-year Teaching Fellowship. Courses: Intro to Sociology; Social Statistics; and Social Problems. PhD preferred; ABD considered. To apply, send cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #115-12 Sociology/Fellow, c/o Dr. Margaret Farrar, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639-38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201. For questions, contact: Dr. Adam Kaul, Chair.
Deadline: Immediate. Open until filled.

UW-Milwaukee - Open Rank

The Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, to begin August 2012. Research area: open. Apply online. Position Number 01272062. Contact: Nancy Mathiowetz, (414)229-2216.

West Virginia University - Visiting Assistant

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, West Virginia University, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Race, Class and Gender; and Family. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8193

Oregon Institute of Technology - Assistant / Associate

The Human Resources Department, Oregon Institute of Technology, invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor in Medical Sociology. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8194

State of Montana - Epidemiologist

The Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support, Public Health and Human Services Department, State of Montana, invites applications for a full-time epidemiologist. Apply online.
Deadline: Open until filled.

Iowa State - Postdoctoral Researcher

The Department of Sociology, Iowa State University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher, to start July 1. PhD required. Research areas: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community. Knowledge of Census, BLS, BEA, and GIS. To apply, mail CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation to: Post-Doc Search Committee, c/o Dr. Lois Wright Morton, Department of Sociology, 303 East Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.

Inspire Fellows Program - Summer 2012

Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.) invites applications for full-time fellowships from graduate and upper-undergraduate students. June 11-Aug. 17. Apply online. For questions, contact Kathryn Cai, Inspire Fellowship Coordinator.

Office of Gov. Mark Dayton - Internships

Opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and law school students, and recent graduates who are interested in public service. Unpaid internships (college credit) are split into three trimesters: Fall (Sept-Dec), Spring/Legislative Session (Jan-May) and Summer (June- Aug). Generally 15-20 hours Fall/Spring; 20 hours Summer. Application details online. Email, mail, or fax application to: Katie Troyer, Office of Governor Mark Dayton, 130 State Capitol, St. Paul, MN 55115; Phone: (651)201-3433; Fax: (651)797-1883

DSA - Berlin

World Congress on the Frontiers in Intelligent Data and Signal Analysis will be held on Berlin, Germany, July 13-20, 2012. DSA 2012 (MLDM, ICDM, MDA). Submit paper online.
Short Paper Deadline: April 13

ICAS - Conference / Book Prize

International Convention of Asia Scholars announces:
1. ICAS Conference
Call for proposals for an international conference in the field of
Asian Studies, at the University of Macau, Macao, People's Republic
of China, June 24-27, 2013.
Deadline: July 15, 2012
2. ICAS Book Prize
Call for nominations for biennial award for outstanding English-
language book in Asia Studies, including social sciences.
Deadline: October 15, 2012

March 8, 2012 Volume 42, Number 10

3/9 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
3/11 - Daylight Saving Time
3/12-16 - Spring Break
3/16 - University closed
3/19 - MPC Seminar
3/19 - SRI Award Nomination Deadline
3/21 - Dissertation Defense - Alaniz
3/21 - SWS Brown Bag
3/22-23 - Prospective Graduate Student Visits
3/26 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci
3/27 - Work, Family, and Time Workshop
3/28 - Sociology Workshop

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Eric Grodsky presents "The Effects of Mandatory Remediation on Baccalaureate Completion," Fri. March 9, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Clocks - Spring Forward

Daylight Saving Time begins 2:00 am, Sunday March 11 - change clocks forward one hour.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Lila Finney Rutten (Health Communications and Informatics Research Branch, National Cancer Institute) presents "Tracking Health Communication Resources, Needs, and Experiences in the U.S. Population: The Health Information National Trends Survey," Mon. March 19, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

SRI will be held all-day on Fri. April 20, Rooms 180-186 Humphrey Institute. Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to present projects as panel presentations, round table discussions, or posters. The evening awards ceremony will celebrate excellence in research, teaching, teaching assistance, and service. For questions, contact the SRI Planning Committee.
Participation / Award Nomination Deadline: Mon. March 19

Dissertation Defense - Ryan Alaniz

Ryan Alaniz will defend his dissertation, "From Tragedy to Opportunity: Long-term Development in Post-Disaster Intentional Communities," Wed. March 21, 2:30-4:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 2:30-3:00 pm. His Advisor is Prof. Ron Aminzade. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Ryan, to be held 4:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Sociologists for Women in Society

Prof. Lisa Parks will present on Wed. March 21, 12:00-1:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Title: TBA

Campus Visit - Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective Fall 2012 graduate students visit the department March 22-23. Scheduled events:

Thursday, March 22
(915 Soc Sci Bldg will be available as a visitor's lounge from 12:00-4:00 pm)
2:00-3:30 pm Drop-in office hours with available faculty members
3:30-5:00 Welcoming Reception, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg

Friday, March 23
(All events held in 614 Soc Sci Bldg unless otherwise noted)
(915 Soc Sci Bldg will be available as a visitor's lounge from 1:00-4:30 pm)
8:30-9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Chair's Welcome
9:15-10:30 Introduction to Graduate Program in Sociology
10:45-11:45 Faculty Panel Discussion on Current Research
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch / Current Students Panel Discussion
1:30-3:30 Drop-in sessions with available faculty members and/or Campus Tour

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. March 26, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family, and Time Workshop

Julia Drew (Research Associate, MPC) presents, "Does Work Pay? The Impact of Employment on the Economic Well-Being of People with Disabilities," Tues. March 27, 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm, 29 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology. Lunch will be served. RSVP to Dr. Sarah Flood.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Robert Crosnoe, will present "The Transition to Young Adulthood in the U.S." Tues. March 28, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Social Sciences.
Crosnoe is Professor of Sociology; Elsie and Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr., Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas-Austin. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology. Crosnoe's research areas are the life course and human development; how individuals grow and age within interpersonal, institutional, and demographic contexts; and the connection between child/adolescent development, health and education. He applies both qualitative and quantitative analytic techniques in his work which has garnered substantial support from NIH and the W.T. Grant Foundation, in addition to other sources. Crosnoe has published two book and dozens of articles in a range of journals including the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, the Journal of Health and social Behavior, Sociology of Education, the American Education Research Journal and Child Development.
Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center.

University of Queensland - Assistant

The School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Australia, invites applications for a Lecturer(Assistant Professor)/Research Fellow or Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow in the Longitudinal Social Research Program. Apply Online. Job Reference No: 493117.
Deadline: April 1

UW-Milwaukee - Open Rank

The Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, to begin August 2012. Research area: open. Apply online. Position Number 01272062. Contact: Nancy Mathiowetz, (414)229-2216.

State of Montana - Epidemiologist

The Office of Epidemiology and Scientific Support, Public Health and Human Services Department, State of Montana, invites applications for a full-time epidemiologist. Apply online.
Deadline: Open until filled.

Iowa State - Postdoctoral Researcher

The Department of Sociology, Iowa State University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher, to start July 1. PhD required. Research areas: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community. Knowledge of Census, BLS, BEA, and GIS. To apply, mail CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation to: Post-Doc Search Committee, c/o Dr. Lois Wright Morton, Department of Sociology, 303 East Hall, Ames, IA 50011.

Inspire Fellows Program - Summer 2012

Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.) invites applications for full-time fellowships from graduate and upper-undergraduate students. Program is held June 11-Aug. 17. Apply online. For questions, contact Kathryn Cai, Inspire Fellowship Coordinator.

ASA Sociology of Law Section - Awards

The Sociology of Law Section announces a Call for Award Nominations for the biannual Distinguished Book Award; the Graduate Student Paper Award; and Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Winners will receive their awards at the 2012 ASA Annual Meeting
Deadline: March 20

March 2, 2012 Volume 42, Number 9

3/2 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
3/5 - MPC Seminar
3/6 - Work, Family, and Time Workshop
3/6 - Sociology Workshop
3/12-16 - Spring Break
3/16 - University closed
3/19 - SRI Award Nomination Deadline
3/21 - Dissertation Defense - Alaniz
3/21 - SWS Brown Bag
3/22-23 - Prospective Graduate Student Visits
3/26 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Gina Erickson presents "Homogamy in the New Marriage Regime," Fri. March 1, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Mark Ellis (Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington) presents "Geographies of Racial Mixing in Households and Neighborhoods," Mon. March 5, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Work, Family, and Time Workshop

Dr. Alessandra Rusconi, Visiting Scholar, (Social Science Research Center, Berlin, Germany) 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 Dr. Sarah Flood. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Sociology Workshop

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

Dissertation Defense - Ryan Alaniz

Ryan Alaniz will defend his dissertation, "From Tragedy to Opportunity: Long-term Development in Post-Disaster Intentional Communities," Wed. March 21, 2:30-4:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 2:30-3:00 pm. His Advisor is Prof. Ron Aminzade. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Ryan, to be held 4:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Multicultural Research Award - Prof. Liebler

The Office for Equity and Diversity and the Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy awarded Prof. Carolyn Liebler a 2012 Multicultural Research Award. Congratulations, Prof. Liebler!

Tenure - Prof. Guenther

UMN Alum Prof. Katja Guenther (Sociology, UC-Riverside; PhD 2006) was promoted with tenure to Associate Professor. Congratulations, Prof. Guenther!

Tenure - Prof. Massoglia

UMN Alum Prof. Michael Massoglia (Sociology, UW-Madison; PhD 2006) was promoted with tenure to Associate Professor. Congratulations, Prof. Massoglia!

Assistant Professor - Jesse Wozniak

Graduate student Jesse Wozniak has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, starting Spring 2013. His Advisor is Prof. Chris Uggen. Congratulations, Jesse!

SRI will be held all-day on Fri. April 20, Rooms 180-186 Humphrey Institute. Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to present projects as panel presentations, round table discussions, or posters. The evening awards ceremony will celebrate excellence in research, teaching, teaching assistance, and service.
1. To Participate
2. To Attend
3. To Submit Award Nomination
For questions, contact the SRI Planning Committee.
Participation / Award Nomination Deadline: Mon. March 19


Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Julie Cohen, Georgetown University Law Center, Thurs. March 8, 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

ICTA Spain - Summer School

The Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, Summer School and Workshop on "Political Ecology, Environmental Justice, and Conflicts," will be held July 2-11, Barcelona. Spain. Courses (in English, for Masters and PhD students) examine global movement for environmental justice and focuses on socio-environmental conflicts at different scales and in different forms. Profs. David Pellow and Lisa Parks will participate. Course and Workshop fee: 350 Euros. Workshop only: 40 Euros. Email CV and one-page cover letter.
Deadline: April 30

Boston College - Graduate Summer Institute

"New Economics," open to graduate students enrolled in any degree program, June 24-July 1, Boston College. Scholarships available. For questions, contact: Prof. Julie Schor, Department of Sociology, (617)552-4056. Email for application updates.
Deadline: March 15, rolling admission.


Prague Summer Schools

Applications invited for the Prague Summer Schools, June 30-July 7, Prague, Czech Republic. Apply online. For questions, contact: Prague Summer Schools 2012, Center for Public Policy, Vyjezdova 510, 190 11 Prague 9, Czech Republic.
Early Bird Application Deadline: April 30
Final Deadline: May 15

University of Michigan - ICPSR Program

The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Program invites applications for the summer program. Apply online. For questions, contact ICPSR Staff at (734)763-7400. Scholarships available.


Minnesota Population Center

MPC invites applications from graduate students to work on various projects developing new demographic data resources. Students must be enrolled in a UMN graduate program. Data experience and knowledge of a statistical software package are preferred. Applications online.
Deadline: Mon. March 12

Wilder Research - Research Scientist

The Wilder Research Center invites applications from an experienced Master's+ level researcher, demographer, project manager (1 position), for an established community indicators project, Minnesota Compass, and related projects.
Deadline: March 7

UW-Oshkosh - Visiting / Lecturer

The Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, invites applications for a Visiting Professor/Lecturer for Fall 2012-13 academic year. Teaching load per semester is five courses for someone at the ABD level and four courses for someone who has completed the PhD. For further information, contact: Dr. Gerry Grzyb, Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901; (920)424-2040.
Deadline: late March

UMN Law School - Research Specialist

The Robina Institute for a Sentencing Law and Policy Research invites applications for a Research Fellow in Sentencing Law and Policy. Requisition number 176543
Deadline: Open until filled.

Women's Center, Office for Equity and Diversity - Awards

Several Awards, grants and Scholarships furthering women's equity are available for Faculty, Staff, and Students.
Deadline: 4:30 pm, April 6

New York University - PostDoc Fellowships

The Institute of Human Development and Social Change, New York University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions, to start Fall 2012. Collaboration with Profs. Clancy Blair and Cybele Raver on innovative research examining children's self-regulation within the contexts of socioeconomic disadvantage and classroom-based intervention. Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Apply online. Upload three letters of recommendation. Graduate transcripts and questions about the application process should be sent to: Sabrina Szklanny.


PPIC - Summer Internships

The Public Policy Institute of California invites applications for Richard J. Riordan Summer Internships. For detailed position descriptions and application instructions for these six policy research internships,

Community Justice Project - Volunteers

Volunteer opportunity for college students to learn more about the inner workings of corrections and about what offenders experience. Collaboration between the Minneapolis Police Department and the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. For more information, contact Jennifer Edel, Coordinator. Next Training Session: Sat. April 21

Korean Community - Dissertation Scholarship Program

The Research Center for Korean Community, Queens College, invites applications for The Global Society of Korea and America Dissertation Scholarships, for research on Korean Americans. Three scholarships of $3,000 each. Email for questions.
Extended Deadline: April 15

SAGE Teaching Award - Nominations

The SAGE Teaching Innovations and Professional Development Award invites nominations for 20-25 awards to cover expenses up to $500 to attend the ASA Section on Teaching and Learning's pre-conference workshop, "The Art at the Heart of Learner-Centered Teaching." Aug. 16, Denver. Awardees are expected to 1) stay for the entire workshop; and 2) submit a short paper (500-800 words) after the meetings, describing specific benefits of participation. Graduate students and pre-tenure Faculty can apply online. Submit applications to Keith Roberts.
Deadline: March 8

AACS - Annual Meeting

The Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology annual meeting will be held at the downtown Hyatt Hotel, Milwaukee, Oct. 4-6. Keynote speaker: Dr. William Julius Wilson (University of Texas).

Office of Equity and Diversity - Award

Nominations are requested for the Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award.
Deadline: 4:30 pm, Mon. March 26