January 2013 Archives

January 31, 2013 Volume 43, Number 5

1/31 - Work, Family & Time
1/31 - Race Reading Group
2/1 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
2/4 - MPC Seminar
2/5 - Sociology Workshop
2/7 - CHGS Workshop
2/12 - Dissertation Defense - Aysegul Kozak
2/25 - Faculty Meeting

Work, Family & Time Workshop - TODAY

Prof. Evan Roberts (History, UMN) presents "Moving Around the City: Transitions in the Lives of Chicago Families, 1920-1930," TODAY Jan. 31, 12:00-1:00, 29 Willey Hall. For lunch, RSVP Dr. Sarah Flood. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.


Race Reading Group - TODAY

Discussion Leader, graduate student Rahsaan Mahadeo, presents the book, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, by Victor Rios (2011), TODAY Jan. 31, 2:00-4:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg. All are welcome. For questions, contact; Sarah Whetstone.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Sociology graduate student Hollie Nyseth Brehm and Prof. Chris Uggen present "Age, Sex, and the Crime of Genocide," , Fri. Feb. 1, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, 50 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Tracy Kugler (Research Associate, MPC) presents "Suburban Sprawl as a Neighborhood-Scale Phenomenon," Mon. Feb. 4, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Steven Pfaff (Sociology, Washington State) presents, "The Reformation as a Social Movement: The Structure and Dynamics of Religious Change in Central Europe," Tues. Feb. 5, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

CHGS - Workshop

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies presents Sociology graduate student Shannon Golden, "International Law in Local Context: The ICC in Northern Uganda" Thurs. Feb. 7, 3:30-5:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. Contact: Shannon Golden.


Dissertation Defense - Aysegul Kozak

Aysegul Kozak will defend her dissertation, "Reconceptualization of Democracy from Islamic Subaltern," Tues. Feb. 12, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 10:00-10:30 am. Her Advisor is Prof. Elizabeth Boyle. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Consortium on Law and Values - TODAY

Prof. Sara Rosenbaum, JD (Global Health, George Washington) presents the Deinard Memorial Lecture on Law and Medicine, "Slouching Toward Health Reform: The Future of the Affordable Care Act," TODAY Jan. 31, 2013, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theater.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress TODAY

Prof. Jane Kirtley (Journalism and Mass Communication, UMN) presents, "Is the Public Value Test Consistent with the First Amendment?" TODAY Jan. 31. All lectures held 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

GSPP Colloquium

The Gender, Sexuality, Power, and Politics Colloquium presents Prof. Barbara Welke (History and School of Law, UMN), "Telling Stories: A Meditation on Love, Loss, History, and Who We Are," Feb. 1, 614 Soc Sci Bldg, 12:15 pm.

ICGC Brown Bag

Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents Veerendra Mishra, Humphrey Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, "Human Trafficking: An Overview Beyond Conventional Comprehension," Fri. Feb. 1, 12:00 Noon, 537 Heller Hall.

Humphrey School - Former Somalia Prime Minister

Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, former Prime Minister of Somalia, presents "Ending the Transition in Somalia; A Personal Account," Fri. Feb. 8, 5:00-7:00 pm, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Register online. Free and open to the public.

Regis Center - Film

The film "Verita$: Everybody Loves Harvard," will be shown Mon. Feb. 18, 5:00 pm, In Flux Space, Regis Center for Art, West Bank Campus. E.J. Shin's independent documentary is an examination of Harvard's global power and ties to U.S. foreign policy and neoliberalism.

Rural MN Film Project - Graduate Students

Graduate students needed for statistical and demographic data collection, and finding interview subjects in rural Minnesota ethnic communities, for a film about a traveling polka band. Out-of-pocket travel or research expenses covered. Contact: Al Milgrom (Film & Media Studies, UMN) (612)331-4714.

SLLS - Call for Papers and Symposia

The Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies international conference, "Growing Up and Growing Old: Health Transitions Throughout the Lifecourse," Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 23-25.
Deadline Abstract: March 25

January 24, 2013 Volume 43, Number 4

1/25 - CHGS Workshop
1/28 - Faculty Meeting
1/29 - Sociology Workshop
1/31 - Work, Family &Time Workshop
1/31 - Race Reading Group
2/1 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
2/4 - MPC Seminar

CHGS - Workshop

Prof. Alejandro Baer, Director, The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) announces the Spring 2013 Holocaust, Genocide, and Mass Violence Interdisciplinary Workshops (HGMV). Two Sociology graduate students will present:
1. Holly Nyseth Brehm presents "Disaggregating the Rwandan Genocide"
Fri. Jan. 25, 12:00-1:30 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg
2. Shannon Golden presents "International Law in Local Context: The ICC in Northern Uganda"
Thurs. Feb. 7, 3:30-5:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg
If interested to participate in the workshops, contact: Shannon Golden.

Faculty Meeting

The first Spring semester faculty meeting will be held on Jan. 28, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Prof. Evan Roberts (History, UMN) presents "Moving Around the City: Transitions in the Lives of Chicago Families, 1920-1930," Thurs. Jan. 31, 12:00-1:00, 29 Willey Hall. RSVP for lunch: Dr. Sarah Flood. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Sociology Workshop

Graduate students present: Jack Delehanty, "Religious Discourses of American Citizenship, Belonging, and Exclusion," and Rebecca Stepnitz, "Market Logic and Environmental Politics: Examining the Sierra Club's Discursive Shift," Tues. Jan. 29, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Race Reading Group

The Sociology Race Reading Group will meet Spring Semester 2013 on one Thursday each month, 2:00-4:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg. The first meeting will be held on Jan. 31. Discussion Leader Rahsaan Mahadeo will present the book, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, by Victor Rios (2011). All are welcome. For questions, email facilitator Sarah Whetstone.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Sociology graduate student Hollie Nyseth Brehm and Prof. Chris Uggen present "Age, Sex, and the Crime of Genocide," , Fri. Feb. 1, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, 50 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Tracy Kugler (Research Associate, MPC) presents "Suburban Sprawl as a Neighborhood-Scale Phenomenon," Mon. Feb. 4, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

YDS in the News

A paper from the NIH-funded Youth Development Study (YDS), Prof. Jeylan Mortimer (PI), was featured on the Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life website. "Safety Nets and Scaffolds: Parental Support in the Transition to Adulthood," (2011) by Prof. Teresa Toguchi Swartz, Minzee Kim, Mayumi Uno, Prof. Jeylan T. Mortimer, and Kirsten Bengtson O'Brien, Journal of Marriage and Family 73:414-429 (YDS paper 167). Congratulations, Profs. Swartz and Mortimer, and co-authors!

Life Course Center - Spring 2013 Events

Life Course Center - Spring 2013 Events
Prof. Erin Kelly, Director, Life Course Center (LCC), Department of Sociology, cordially invites all faculty and students to participate in LCC Spring 2013 events. Individual events will be announced in this newsletter, but highlights include:
1. Guest Speakers
March 5 - Hans Bertram (Humboldt University-Berlin), Sociology Workshop
April 16 - Emilio Castilla (MIT), Sociology Workshop
April 22 - Philip Cohen (Maryland), MPC Seminar
April 29 - Julie Kmec (Washington State), MPC Seminar
2. Life Course Lunches
Informal discussions about new and interesting readings will be held in 915 Soc Sci, 12:00-1:15 pm, with a catered lunch, on the following dates:
Feb. 7
March 6
March 28
May 2
3. The Center will also co-sponsor Work, Family & Time Workshops; and selected sessions of the Inequality & Methods Workshops. Stay tuned for more information! For questions, contact: Prof. Erin Kelly

GSPP Colloquium

The Gender, Sexuality, Power, and Politics Colloquium presents Prof. Barbara Welke (History and School of Law, UMN), "Telling Stories: A Meditation on Love, Loss, History, and Who We Are," Feb. 1, 614 Soc Sci Bldg, 12:15 pm.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Jane Kirtley (Journalism and Mass Communication, UMN) presents, Thurs. Jan. 31, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073

Consortium on Law and Values

Prof. Sara Rosenbaum, JD (Global Health, George Washington) presents the Deinard Memorial Lecture on Law and Medicine, "Slouching Toward Health Reform: The Future of the Affordable Care Act," Thurs. Jan. 31, 2013, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Coffman Memorial Union Theater.


USPIRG - Campus Interviews for Seniors

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups. An information session, Feb. 19, 7:00-8:00 pm; and an all-day senior interviews, Feb. 20, will be held at the CLA Career Center, 411 Science Teaching and Student Services Bldg. If interested, apply online and contact: Sarah Clader, USPIRG Campus Organizer


MIRC

Metropolitan State - Two Positions

The School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University, invites applicants for two probationary tenure track, full-time Criminal Justice faculty positions, to start August. Apply online.
Deadline: Feb. 15, 11:59 pm

Lancaster University - Chair in Statistics

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University, UK, invites applications for the Chair of Statistics, start Sept. Reference: A577. For questions, email Prof. John Whitehead.
Deadline: Jan. 31

DAAD - Summer Fellowships

The Center for German and European Studies, a consortium of the UMN and UW-Madison, with major funding from the interdisciplinary German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) announce three summer fellowship programs for undergraduate and graduate students:
1. MN Goes to Berlin Internship Fellowship Program
10 fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline
May 25-June 16
Deadline: Feb. 4
2. WorkART Kunstverein fellowship program
10 fellowships for undergrad and graduate students from any discipline. 4-8 weeks in Summer 2013
Deadline: Feb. 4
3. Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship for European and German Studies
6-8 summer research or writing fellowships for advanced graduate students at the dissertation stage
Deadline: April 1


January 17, 2013 Volume 43, Number 3

1/20 - MLK Tribute
1/21 - MLK Day - University offices closed
1/22 - Spring Semester begins
1/28 - Faculty Meeting
1/29 - Sociology Workshop
1/31 - Race Reading Group
2/1 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
2/4 - MPC Seminar

Faculty Meeting

The first Spring semester faculty meeting will be held on Jan. 28, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Sociology Workshop

Graduate students present: Jack Delehanty, "Religious Discourses of American Citizenship, Belonging, and Exclusion," and Rebecca Stepnitz, "Market Logic and Environmental Politics: Examining the Sierra Club's Discursive Shift," Tues. Jan. 29, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Race Reading Group

The Sociology Race Reading Group will meet Spring Semester 2013 on one Thursday each month, 2:00-4:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg. The first meeting will be held on Jan. 31. Discussion Leader Rahsaan Mahadeo will present the book, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, by Victor Rios (2011). All are welcome. For questions, email facilitator Sarah Whetstone.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Sociology graduate student Hollie Nyseth Brehm and Prof. Chris Uggen present "Age, Sex, and the Crime of Genocide," , Fri. Feb. 1, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, 50 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Tracy Kugler (Research Associate, MPC) presents "Suburban Sprawl as a Neighborhood-Scale Phenomenon," Mon. Feb. 4, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Life Course Center - Spring 2013 Events

Prof. Erin Kelly, Director, Life Course Center (LCC), Department of Sociology, cordially invites all faculty and students to participate in LCC Spring 2013 events. Individual events will be announced in this newsletter, but highlights include:
1. Guest Speakers
March 5 - Hans Bertrom (Humboldt University-Berlin), Sociology Workshop
April 16 - Emilio Castilla (MIT), Sociology Workshop
April 22 - Philip Cohen (Maryland), MPC Seminar
April 29 - Julie Kmec (Washington State), MPC Seminar
2. Life Course Lunches
Informal discussions about new and interesting readings will be held in 915 Soc Sci, 12:00-1:15 pm, with a catered lunch, on the following dates:
Feb. 7
March 6
March 28
May 2
3. The Center will also co-sponsor Work, Family & Time Workshops; and selected sessions of the Inequality & Methods Workshops.
Stay tuned for more information! For questions, contact: Prof. Erin Kelly

Martin Luther King Tribute

The Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute will be held on Sun. Jan. 20, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall.

MMIGG

All interested faculty and students are invited to participate in the Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group (MMIGG), an interdisciplinary group dedicated to exploring the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods. To RSVP your interest or for inquiries, contact Dr. Joe Gaugler (School of Nursing; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Gerontology); (612)626-2485.

St. Paul Chamber of Commerce

The St. Paul Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a talk by Matt Logelin, founder of the Liz Logelin Foundation, Jan. 29, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Town & Country Club, 300 Mississippi River Boulevard North, St. Paul. The Foundation provides support to young families when a parent has died. It makes financial grants and provides services and support. Register online.

New York University-Abu Dhabi

Cambridge University

Free University-Berlin

Doctoral and Postdoctoral grants
Applications: Jan. 31

Leuphana University-L√ľneburg

Central European University - Budapest

Free University-Berlin - Grants

GWMH - Interdisciplinary Grad Students

The UMN Graduate Workshop in Modern History (GWMH) is currently soliciting papers for its 2013 spring semester schedule. GWMH is a perfect place to receive useful and interdisciplinary feedback in an informal atmosphere. Workshop meet Fridays at 12:00 Noon. If interested, contact: Emily Bruce and Ellen Manovich. Indicate:
1) Preferred month for presentation
2) Working Title
3) List of 2 or 3 professors who might serve as the faculty commentator for your paper


January 10, 2013 Volume 43, Number 2

1/15 - MN Holocaust Remembrance Day
1/20 - MLK Tribute
1/21 - MLK Day - University offices closed
1/22 - Spring Semester begins
1/28 - Faculty Meeting
1/31 - Race Reading Group

Faculty Meeting

The first Spring semester faculty meeting will be held on Mon. Jan. 28, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Race Reading Group

The Sociology Race Reading Group will meet Spring Semester 2013 on one Thursday each month, 2:00-4:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg. The first meeting will be held on Jan. 31. Discussion Leader Rahsaan Mahadeo will present the book, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys, by Victor Rios (2011). All are welcome. For questions, email facilitator Sarah Whetstone.

Martin Luther King Tribute

The Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute will be held on Sun. Jan. 20, 2013, 4:00-6:00 pm, Ted Mann Concert Hall.

MN Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) sponsors the Minnesota Holocaust Remembrance Day event, to be held at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda, Tues. Jan.15, 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

Grinnell - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, invites applications for a Two-year Leave Replacement (Research Methods, Area Open), to start Aug. 1. Assistant Professor (PhD) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. Apply online. Posting number F00018. For questions, email Search Chair: Prof. Karla Erickson; (641)269-3070.
Deadline: Feb. 10


Stony Brook - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Stony Brook University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2013. Research area open, with Computational Social Science experience. PhD by Aug. 31. To apply online, visit:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2369.
Deadline: Feb. 4

Children's Collaborative - Two Positions

Call for Chapters - Handbook of Sociology of Emotions

Call for chapters (14,000 words) for Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions, Volume II, published by Springer. If interested, email one-page proposal to both editors, Jan Stets and Jonathan Turner.
Proposal Deadline: Feb. 1
Chapter Deadline: Sept. 1
Revisions Deadline: Dec. 1

January 3, 2013 Volume 43, Number 1

1/15 - MN Holocaust Remembrance Day
1/20 - MLK Tribute
1/21 - MLK Day - University offices closed
1/22 - Spring Semester begins
1/28 - Faculty Meeting

Faculty Meeting

The first Spring semester faculty meeting will be held on Jan. 28, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Martin Luther King Tribute

The 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.

HCRC Collaborative - Brown Bag Seminar

The first Spring semester Human Capital Research Collaborative (HCRC) Brown Bag Research Seminar will be held on Jan. 22, 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm, 205 Humphrey Institute. Laurel Bidwell, MSW, PhD, Research Associate and Community Faculty member, Department of Social Work; Project Manager, After Deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) will present "Research on Risk and Resilience: How Does It Inform Practice with Vulnerable Children?"

MN Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) sponsors the Minnesota Holocaust Remembrance Day event, to be held at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda, Tues. Jan.15, 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

Korean-American Conference - Student Roundtables

The Korea-America Student Conference (KASC), will be held at various universities in South Korea, July 1-30, 2013. Contact: Tiffany Vang, America Executive Chair, KASC.

Queensland - Future Fellowships

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, invites applications for four-year Research Fellowships in Empirical Social Science, in the Future Fellowships program. Deadlines vary. For questions, contact: Prof. Mark Western, Director.

City of Minneapolis - Internship

The Minneapolis Youth Violence Intervention Program (MYVIP), Department of Health and Family Support (MDHFS), City of Minneapolis, invites applications for student internship, Spring semester, Jan.-May. Unpaid 15 hours/week. To apply, email cover letter and resume to: Youth Violence Prevention - Intern position, MDHFS c/o Kim Stringfellow, 250-4th Street, Room 510, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Ph:(612)673-3528
Deadline: Jan. 14

Brown - Postdoc Fellowship

The Urban Studies Program, Brown University, invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship program, "Crime and the City," beginning Sept. 2013. PhD required by July 1, 2013; PhD must have been received within previous five years.
Deadline: Feb. 1

UNC - Postdoc Traineeships

The Carolina Consortium on Human Development, Center for Developmental Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, invites applications for one-year (possible two-year) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Traineeships.
Deadline: Feb. 1