May 2012 Archives

May 31, 2015 Volume 42, Number 21

6/1-6/22 909 Main Office Temporarily Moving up to 1114 Soc Sci
6/8 - May Session ends
6/11 - Summer Session begins

Department Main Office - Temporary Move

Tomorrow Fri. June 1, the Sociology Department Main Office, 909 Soc Sci Bldg, will temporarily relocate to 1114-1183 Soc Sci, for renovations. The 909 Soc Sci copier and 915 Soc Sci conference room will not be available. Mailboxes move to 1114 Soc Sci. Telephone numbers will remain the same. Operations will be minimal.

Elevators Out

Two of the three Social Sciences Building elevators are out of use indefinitely for repairs.

American Journal of Sociology - Special Issue

Papers invited for special issue, "Causal Thinking and Ethnographic Research," Open to all, including papers previously submitted to March 2012 conference. Completed work only; empirical or theoretical. Submit online. State interest in the special issue in cover letter. Email inquiries.
Deadline: June 30

Joint MN-WI Sociological Association

Call for Session Organizers, Papers, and Presentations for the Joint Minnesota/Wisconsin Sociological Association Annual Conference, "Democracy: Understanding Electoral and Social Movement Challenges," Thurs. Oct. 11-12, University of Wisconsin-River Falls Campus. Contact: Prof. Vicky Brockman, President-elect and Conference Chair.
Deadline for Sessions: Aug. 30

May 24, 2012 Volume 42, Number 20

5/21-6/8 May Session
5/28 - Memorial Day - University closed
6/1-6/22 - 909 Main Office Temporarily Moving up to 1114 Soc Sci
6/11 - Summer Session begins

Sociology Main Office - Relocating for Renovation

The Sociology Department Main Office, 909 Soc Sci Bldg, will temporarily relocate to 1114 Soc Sci Bldg, beginning June 1 until approximately June 22.

Elevators Out

Two of the three Social Sciences Building elevators are out of use indefinitely for repairs.

University of Luxembourg - Postdoc / PhD Scholarships

The University of Luxembourg offers two full scholarships in comparative sociology of inequalities and stratification:
1. Postdoctoral Fellowship
2. PhD candidate (early stage researcher/PhD student)


May 18, 2012 Volume 42, Number 19

5/21-6/8 May Session
5/28 - Memorial Day - University closed
6/1-6/22 - 909 Main Office temporary move to 1114
6/11 - Summer Session begins

Sociology Main Office - Relocating for Renovation

The Sociology Department Main Office, 909 Soc Sci Bldg, will temporarily relocate to 1114 Soc Sci Bldg, beginning June 1 until approximately June 22.

University of Alberta - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Criminology/Socio-Legal Studies, to begin July 2, 2012. Competition Number A111317479. Apply online. Contact: Dr. Harvey Krahn, Chair, Department of Sociology, 5-21 HM Tory Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H4.
Deadline: Sept. 14

SUNY-Buffalo - Interdiciplinary Legal Studies

The Blady Center for Law and Social Policy, SUNY-Buffalo, invites applications, from postdoctoral, mid-career, and senior scholars, for 2012-13 fellowships. Research areas: law, legal institutions, and social policy. Contact: Prof. Errol Meidinger, Director; (716)645-6692.
Deadline: June 15.

Roy Wilkins Center - Conference Call Extended

The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey Institute, invites 350-word abstracts for the "Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality," Minneapolis, Oct. 11-13. Email abstract with Subject Line: Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality.
Deadline Extended: May 30

AACS - Call for Papers

The Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology invites session proposals and papers for the annual conference, "Clinical and Applied Sociology: Doing It Our Way!" Oct. 4-6, Milwaukee. Keynote Speaker: Prof. William Julius Wilson (Kennedy School, Harvard). Reserve Hyatt Regency Downtown conference hotel at (1-888-421-1442, code "AACS". Email submissions to: Prof. Tina Quartaroli.


May 10, 2012 Volume 42, Number 18

5/10-12 - Final Exams
5/21-6/8 May Session
5/28 - University closed - Memorial Day
6/1-6/22 - 909 Main Office Temporarily Moving to 1114 Soc Sci
6/11 - Summer Session begins

Sociology Main Office - Relocating for Renovation

The Sociology Department Main Office, 909 Soc Sci Bldg, will temporarily relocate to 1114 Soc Sci Bldg, beginning June 1 until approximately June 22. Additional announcements with be forthcoming as the work progresses.

Campus Compact Award - Prof. Aminzade

Prof. Ron Aminzade was awarded the Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award. This award is for faculty, administration, or staff or for a group (e.g., advisory committee, task force, project team) that has significantly advanced their campus' distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others' civic engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement. Congratulations, Prof. Aminzade!

Global Spotlight Grant Award - Prof. Goldman

Prof. Goldman and Co-Investigators, Profs. Vinay Gidwani, Eric Sheppard, and Helga Leitner (Geography), were awarded a 2-year Global Spotlight Major International Research Grant for "The Great Transformation: Urban Land Markets, Livelihoods, and the Growing Ecological Crisis in Asia's Cities," focusing on Jakarta and Bangalore. The grant promotes establishment of major international research and creative activity initiatives with global visibility. Congratulations, Prof. Goldman!

UMN Obesity Prevention Center - Symposium

"Home-Based Parenting Interventions to Promote Child Health," May 14, 9:30-11:00 am, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute. Free. Register online.

Metropolitan State - Community Faculty Part-time

The Social Science Department, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul Campus, invites applications for a part-time community faculty position, Fall Semester Aug. 27-Dec. 10, to teach Social Movements in Global Perspective, Mondays 6:00-9:20 pm. MA minimum required. To apply, submit cover letter and CV to: Dr. Matthew Filner, Co-Chair.
Deadline: June 1

1. Dissertation Fellowship Program
Awarded to young scholars writing dissertations on the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education internationally. Twenty-five $25,000 each fellowships will be be awarded.
2013 Program Deadline: Oct. 2012
2. Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Awarded to early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Twenty fellowships awarded: $55,000 for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half time.
2013 Program Deadline: Nov. 2012
Contact: Philip Perrin, Program Officer, Professional Development Programs.

Mannheim University - Postdoc Fellowships

The Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES), an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Mannheim, Germany, invites applications from social scientists for two (2-year) Postdoctoral Fellows in 1) European Societies and their Integration; or 2) European Political Systems and their Integration. Apply online. Email letters of recommendation and questions to: Philipp Heldmann.
Deadline: June 7

International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies

Conference, "Discovering new Frontiers in Quality-of-Life Research," Nov. 1-4, Venice, Italy.
Deadline for Proposals: June 3

2014 GSS - Add Questions

The General Social Survey invites proposals to add questions to its anticipated 2014 survey. Proposals will accepted on the basis of scientific quality and scholarly interest. Outside funding is not necessary. Contact: Dr. Tom Smith, PI and Director, GSS at NORC.
Deadline: Aug. 15

May 3, 2012 Volume 42, Number 17

5/4 - Last Day of Instruction
5/5-6 - Study Days
5/7-12 - Final Exams
5/7 - Faculty Meeting
5/8 - COGS Award Ceremony - Prof. Warren 4:00 pm, Coffman
5/21-6/8 May Session
5/28 - University closed - Memorial Day
6/11 - Summer Session begins

Faculty Meeting

The Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. May 7, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

COGS Award - Prof. Warren

The CLA Council of Graduate Students awarded a 2012 COGS Outstanding Faculty Award to Prof. Rob Warren. A reception to recognize Prof. Warren and other award winners will be held on May 8, 4:30 pm, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. Congratulations, Prof. Warren!

Undergraduate Published - Micaela Magsamen

An article co-authored by Micaela Magsamen, one of our undergraduate majors, was featured in the March edition of The Hennepin Lawyer. The article, titled "Constitutional Concerns in Defining Marriage in Minnesota," is based on a paper that Micaela wrote for Sociology of Law (SOC 4101W). The Hennepin Lawyer is the official publication of the Hennepin County Bar Association. Congratulations, Micaela!

Dunn Peace Fellowship - Hollie Nyseth Brehm

Hollie Nyseth Brehm has been awarded this year's Dunn Peace Fellowship to support her dissertation research on genocide in Bosnia. Congratulations, Hollie!

MSS Dissertation Grant - Hollie Nyseth Brehm

Hollie Nyseth Brehm was awarded the Midwest Sociological Society Dissertation Grant. Congratulations, Hollie!


Protest and Collective Action - Symposium

The Center for the Study of Political Psychology presents "The Political Psychology of Protest and Collective Action," Fri. May 4, 2:30-5:00 pm, 230 Anderson Hall. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

Hennepin-University Partnership - Network Event

The Hennepin-University Partnership is hosting a >Networking Mixer for UMN faculty and staff and Hennepin County staff on May 16, 3:00-5:00 pm, Campus Club Terrace, Coffman Union. This event is an opportunity for discussion and collaboration between UMN and Hennepin County faculty and staff. A $20,000 grant will be awarded to one Hennepin-University team that creates a collaborative project involving both organizations. Register online.
Grant Submittal Deadline: June 29


University of London - Professors / Researchers

The Institute of Education, University of London, invites applications for Professors, Lecturers, and Research Fellowships, especially in quantitative social research and quantitative methods.
Deadline: May 18

University of Queensland - Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland, Australia, invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships in Criminology, Demography, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy, Sociology and Statistics. Contacts: Prof. Mark Western or ISSR staff.


Umea University - Postdoctoral Stipends

The Swedish Initiative for Research on Microdata in the Social and Medical Sciences (SIMSAM), UmeƄ University, Sweden, invites applications for two postdoctoral stipends (2 years) for the research program, "Microdata Research on Childhood for Lifelong Health and Welfare." Email application with reference number 223-1054-12.
Receipt deadline: May 31

Roy Wilkins Center - Conference

The Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey Institute, invites 350-word abstracts for "Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality," Minneapolis, Oct. 11-13. Concurrent sessions and poster sessions. Email abstract with Subject Line: Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality.
Abstract Deadline: May 15