December 2012 Archives

December 20, 2012 Volume 42, Number 50

12/24-25 - University closed - Christmas
1/1/13 - University closed - New Year's
1/20/12 - MLK Tribute

Martin Luther King Tribute

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute will be held on Sun. Jan. 20, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall. Featured performers include Vocalist Oleta Adams; Ahmad Lewis (UMN Alum); and students from Walker West Music Academy.


Extension CYFC - Community Course

Dr. Cathy Jordan, Director, Extension Children Youth Family Consortium (CYFC) and community research partner, Susan Gust, offer an introductory course about Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), for graduate students and community practitioners interested in understanding and addressing social and health disparities. Jan. 23-May 1, Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm, 717 Delaware Street, Room 105.


George Mason - Summer Seminars

The Institute for Humane Studies (HS), George Mason University, Arlington, VA, invites applications from undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates for 2013 Summer Seminars. IHS provides full scholarships to all attendees, which cover lectures, housing, meals, and materials. Participants only pay for travel.

December 13, 2012 Volume 42, Number 49

12/14 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
12/14-15, 17-20 - Final Exams
12/20 - Fall 2012 semester ends
12/24-25 - University closed - Christmas
1/1/13 - University closed - New Year's Day

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Sociology graduate student Stefanie Lightner presents the final Fall workshop, "The Roles of Policy and Personality in Estimating the Heterogeneous Treatment Effects of College," Fri. Dec. 14, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, 50 Willey Hall.

In the News - Prof. Edgell

A recently published article by Prof. Christopher Bail (Sociology, UNC) was reported on the Wired.Co.UK website, "U.S. Media Helped Anti-Muslim Bodies Gain Influence, Distort Islam," Prof. Bail quoted from Prof. Penny Edgell's American Mosaic Study.

In the News - Prof. Savelsberg

Prof. Joachim Savelsberg was honored with the 2012 Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award by the American Society of Criminology's International Division. The award recognizes "an international scholar who has made a significant contribution to international criminology, including international criminal justice, comparative, and transnational crime and justice research." Congratulations, Prof. Savelsberg!

Robina Institute - View Talks

Visit the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Mondale Law School, website for videos of guest speakers.

Edinburgh - Reader/Senior Lecturer and Lecturers

The School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK, invites applications for four Lectureships in Sociology:
1. Three positions on open-ended basis from April 2013. One may be Senior Lectureship/Reader.
2. One position is a fixed-term Lectureship, available for one year from Sept. 2013.
Areas: Open with international, comparative or global dimension. Special interest: environment, sustainability and development, social and sociological theory, and gender issues. Apply online. Vacancy Ref: 007043 Contact: Prof. Liz Stanley; 44-0131-651-3139
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2013


AERA Grants Program

The American Education Research Association Grants Program is accepting proposals for Dissertation and Research Grants. Contact: Kevin Dieterle, Program Manager, (202)238-3227.
Deadline: Jan. 23, 2013

December 6, 2012 Volume 42, Number 48

12/12 - Last Day of Instruction
12/13 - Holiday Party, 11:30-1:00 pm
12/14-15, 17-20 - Final Exams
12/20 - Fall 2012 semester ends
12/24-25 - University closed - Christmas

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Sociology graduate student Stefanie Lightner presents the final Fall workshop, "The Roles of Policy and Personality in Estimating the Heterogeneous Treatment Effects of College," Fri. Dec. 14, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

In the News - Prof. Knoke

Last month, Prof. David Knoke's book, "Economic Networks," was published by Polity Press (Cambridge, UK), as part of their Economy and Society Series. Congratulations, Prof. Knoke!

Human Rights Program

"Beneath the Blindfold" screening, Dec. 10, 7:00-9:00 pm, Bell Museum Theatre.

U Penn - Faculty and Advanced Grad Students

The Center Neuroscience and Society, University of Pennsylvania, presents 2012-13 Neuroscience Boot Camp, July 29-Aug. 7, 2013. For questions, email.


Hennepin County - Research Manager

The Research, Planning and Development Department, Hennepin County, invites applications for a Research and Evaluation Manager, Minneapolis downtown, responsible for providing research services and products to the County Board, Administration and Hennepin County departments. Contact:
Deadline: Dec. 12, 5:00 pm CST

Rhode Island College - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Rhode Island College, invites applications for an Assistant Professor. Posting number 0000403. Position number 7450,
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2013

UW-Stevens Point - Assistants

The Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors. Start Fall 2013
1. Position Number 13-57F30
Assistant Professor in Sociological Theory; Macro-level focus.
2. Position Number 13-57F32
Assistant Professor of Sociology in both Research Methods and Statistics.
Email credentials to: Dr. Robert Enright Jr., Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Work, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Contact: Prof. Kathleen Lamb; 715)346-3749.
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013. Open until filled.

SUNY-Albany - Open Rank / Discipline

The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, SUNY-Albany, invites applications for two demographers.
Deadline: Jan. 20, 2013

Minnesota - Postdoc Researcher

The Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, and Allina Health invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher, for the LifeCourse Team, an intervention designed to improve late life care for patients in Allina Health and its partner organizations. Start Jan. 1, 2013. Full-time one year, annually renewable depending upon funds. PhD required.
Deadline: Open Until Filled.

Institute for Advanced Study

IAS invites applications for 2013-14 Research/Creative Collaboratives.
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2013

DePauw Honors Symposium - Undergraduates

The Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, presents the annual Undergraduate Honors Ethics Symposium, April11-13, 2013. 25-30 submissions accepted. DePauw will cover travel expenses (up to $400), lodging and meals. Contact: Nicki Hewell, Prindle Graduate Fellow; 765-658-5021.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013