April 2013 Archives

April 25, 2013 Volume 43, Number 16

4/25 - CHGS Workshop
4/25 - AAS - Prof. Swartz
4/25 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
4/25 - Race Reading Group
4/26 - Inequality & Methods
4/29 - MPC Seminar
4/30 - Humphrey School - Prof. Uggen
5/3 - Sociology Research Institute
5/6 - Film - Prof. Page
5/13 - Faculty Meeting

Center for Holocust and Genocide Studies - TODAY

Prof. Miromi Mizuno (History, UMN) presents "When Crimes Cannot Be Punished: The Comfort Women Issue and International Human Rights Law," TODAY April 25, 3:30-5:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg.

AAS Brown Bag - Prof. Swartz TODAY

The Asian American Brown Bag Series presents Prof. Teresa Toguchi Swartz, "Asian American Families and Parenting," TODAY April 25, 12:00-1:00 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family & Time Workshop - TODAY

Caren Arbeit, Sociology graduate student, presents "Timing Parental Job Loss and Children's Educational Attainment," TODAY April 25, 12:00-1:00, 29 Willey Hall. For lunch, RSVP Dr. Sarah Flood. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Sociology Dept.

Race Reading Group - Prof. Hartmann TODAY

The Sociology Race Reading Group, will be held TODAY April 25, 2:00-4:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg. The book discussed will be "Racial Ambivalence in Diverse Communities: Whiteness and the Power of Color-Blind Ideologies" by Meghan Burke. Discussion Leader: Prof. Doug Hartmann. All are welcome. For questions, email Sarah Whetstone.

Inequality & Methods Workshop - Prof. Mortimer and Jack Lam

Two presentations, Fri. April 26, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall:
1. Jack Lam, graduate student
"The Long Arm of the Life Course Adolescent Experiences as Precursors to the Evaluation of Job Security in Early Adulthood?"
2. Prof. Jeylan Mortimer
"Ongoing Youth Development Survey Research on Inequality and Attainment Processes"
Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Sociology Dept.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Julie Kmec (Sociology, Washington State) presents "The Agenda-Setting Power of Women: Establishments' Employment of Women and Sexual Harassment Policy Adoption," April 29, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Sociology Dept.

Humphrey School - Prof. Uggen

The Center for the Study of Politics and Violence, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, presents Prof. Vesla Weaver (Political Science, Yale), "How America's Public Safety System Hurts Our Democracy," Tues. April 30, 12:00-1;15 pm, Humphrey Forum, 1st Floor, Humphrey School. Moderated by Prof. Chris Uggen. Register in advance.


SRI - Departmental Premier Event Next Week!

The 23rd Annual Sociology Research Institute will be held all day Friday, May 3rd. This celebration of scholarship and intellectual community provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to showcase a broad range of research and to promote engaged discussion. Preliminary Schedule is now available and the full program within the next few days. Highlights:
9:00-10:30 am: Session I - Research Presentations
10:30 am: Keynote by Javier Auyero, "Violence at the Urban Margins"
12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch (RSVP required)
1:00 pm-2:15: Session II - Research Presentations
2:30 pm-3:45 pm: Session III - Research Presentations
4:00 pm-5:15 pm: Session IV - Research Presentations
We look forward to seeing all of you on May 3rd!

CHGS Award - Siguru Wahutu

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Department of History, awarded the Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies to Siguru Wahutu, Sociology graduate student. Siguru's research interests are in the Sociology of Media, Genocide, Mass Violence and Atrocities (specifically on issues of representation of conflicts in Africa such as Darfur and Rwanda), and Collective Memory in Africa. Congratulations, Siguru!

The Society Pages

To learn about the latest content on The Society Pages, the open access social science website edited by Profs. Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen, be sure to read the latest "Friday Roundup" on the Editors' Desk.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress TODAY

Prof. Russell Korobkin (UCLA Law School) presents,"Relative Value Health Insurance: The Behavioral Law and Economics Solution to the Health Care Cost Crisis," TODAY April 25, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

MN Political Theory Colloquium

Prof. Charles Mills (Philosophy, Northwestern) "Decolonizing Western Political Philosophy," April 26, 1:30-3:00 pm, Lippincott Room, 1314 Soc Sci Bldg. Coffee will be served. All are welcome.

MN Center for Philosophy of Science

Prof. Sally Haslanger (Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT) presents "Are We Breaking the Ivory Ceiling?" April 26, 3:35-5:00 pm, 275 Nicholson Hall.

Center for Study of Global Change

Prof. Premesh Lalu (Deputy Dean, University of the Western Cape, South Africa) presents "The Absent Centre: Human Capital, Nationalism, and the Desire for a Postcolonial Episteme," April 29, 3:30-5:00 pm, Stassen Room, 170 Humphrey School. Refreshments will be served.

Institute for Global Studies

Andrei Sannikov, human rights activist and former Belarusian presidential candidate, presents "Running for President in Europe's Last Dictatorship," April 30, 11:15 am, Lippincott Room, 1314 Soc Sci Bldg. For more information, contact: Arie Beitman. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Comparative Politics Colloquium, Political Science Dept.

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Colloquium

Prof. Susan Cahn (History, Buffalo) presents "Manipulating Community: Women, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Communities of Suffering," May 3, 1:00 pm, 400 Ford Hall.

University of St. Thomas - Corporate Responsibility

The Center for Ethical Business Cultures, University of St. Thomas, presents Klaus Leisinger (Chairman, Novartis Foundation) presents "Global Challenges in Business and Corporate Responsibility," April 30, 4:00-7:00 pm, Thornton Auditorium, Terrence Murphy Hall, University of St. Thomas, 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis. Free and open to the public. Click here to register.

CHGS - Community Film Events

1. Film: The Heart of a Mother: Susette's Story
Sun. April 28, 6:30 pm, Sabes Jewish Community Center. $5 donation requested.
Dessert reception to follow in honor of Susette Liepmannssohn Freund
2. Film: No Place on Earth
April 26-May 2, Landmark's Edina Cinema, 3911 W. 50th Street, Edina.

SOM - Undergrad Research Poster Competition

Annual Fall Sociologists of Minnesota Conference, "Genocide, Gender and Human Rights," Oct. 10-11, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul. Co-sponsored by World Without Genocide, William Mitchell. Call for Undergraduate Research Poster Competition. For questions and to submit poster, contact: Prof. David Berger, Inver Hills Community College, (651)450-3545.
Deadline: Sept. 15

Journal of Labor and Immigration

The Journal of Labor and Immigration issues a call for papers about the intersections between labor and migration. Email papers.
Deadline: June 15


April 18, 2013 Volume 43, Number 15

4/19 - Inequality & Methods
4/19 - ICGC Brown Bag - Emily Springer
4/19 - Political Theory Colloquium
4/22 - MPC Seminar
4/23 - Sociology Workshop
4/25 - Race Reading Group
4/25 - CHGS Workshop
5/3 - Sociology Research Institute
5/6 - Film - Prof. Page
5/13 - Faculty Meeting

New Position - Dr. Kang

Dr. Jin Woong Kang (PhD 2011, UMN) accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Research Institute of Korean Studies, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. His Advisor is Michael Goldman. Congratulations, Dr. Kang!

ICGC Brown Bag - Emily Springer

Sociology graduate student Emily Springer presents ""Behind the PowerPoint: Evaluation Professionals' Perspectives on Data Validity in International Development Evaluation," Fri. April 19, 12:00 Noon, 531 Heller Hall.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Drs. Steven Ruggles, Elizabeth Boyle, and Sarah Flood present "New(er) Data Products: Introduction to and Updates on: IPUMS-CPS; The Integrated Demographic and Health Surveys; Terra Populous; and Ancestry.com," on Fri. April 19, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Political Theory Colloquium

Prof. Margaret Kohn (Political Science, Toronto-Scarborough) presents "The Right to Occupancy and the Right to the City," which discusses gentrification and the rights of displaced urban populations, Fri. April 19, 1:30 pm, Lippincott Room, 1314 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Philip Cohen (Sociology, Maryland) presents "The Regnerus Affair: Gay Marriage, the Supreme Court, and the Politics of Sociology," Mon. April 22, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Sociology Department.

Sociology Workshop

Profs. Enid Logan and Tammy Owens (American Studies, UMN) present "Configuring the Black First Family: Embodied Dimensions of the New Politics of Race," Tues. April 23, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Race Reading Group

The next Sociology Race Reading Group, will be held on Thurs. April 25, 2:00-4:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg. The book discussed will be Racial Ambivalence in Diverse Communities: Whiteness and the Power of Color-Blind Ideologies by Meghan Burke. Discussion Leader: Prof. Doug Hartmann. All are welcome. For questions, email Sarah Whetstone.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Prof. Miromi Mizuno (History, UMN) presents "When Crimes Cannot Be Punished: The Comfort Women Issue and International Human Rights Law," Thurs. April 25, 3:30-5:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg.

Film Event - Prof. Page

A film screening of the movie, Pull of Gravity: A Documentary on Coming Home from Prison, and round table discussion will be held on May 6, 1:00-3:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School. Profs. Josh Page and Joe Soss (Sociology Affiliate Faculty).

SRI

The full Sociology Research Institute preliminary schedule of events will be available soon after panels are determined. All attendees should register.
FRIDAY MAY 3 - Hubert H. Humphrey Center Atrium & Ground Floor Classrooms
9:00 -- 9:15 am Check-in and light breakfast
9:15--10:15 am Panel Session I
10:15--10:30 am Break
10:30--12:00 pm Program & Keynote Address, Cowles Auditorium, HHH
- Prof. Javier Auyero "Violence at the Urban Margins"
12:00--1:00 pm Lunch -- Center Atrium,HHH (RSVP required)
1:00--2:00 pm Panel Session II
2:00--2:15 pm Break
2:15--3:30 pm Panel Session III
6:30-10:00 pm Reception, Awards Ceremony, and Graduate Student Program
(Department members and their guests only. RSVP required)
Catered by Honey Restaurant


The Society Pages

To learn about the latest content on The Society Pages, the open access social science website edited by Profs. Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen, be sure to read the latest "Friday Roundup" on the Editors' Desk.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress TODAY

Prof. Elizabeth Emens (Columbia Law School) presents,"Compulsory Sexuality," TODAY April 18, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Prof. Danielle Bouchard (Women and Gender Studies, UNC-Greensboro) presents "Freedom, Violence, and the University Community," Fri. April 19, 1:00 pm, 400 Ford Hall.

Institute for Global Studies - Symposium

"Burning the Sea: Clandestine Migration in the Age of Globalization," Fri. April 19, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Sat. April 20, 10:00 am-2:30 pm 140 and 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education. Free event.

UROC

The Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center presents "Trauma, Faith and Healing in the Community: Conversations with South Africa's Tutu Sisters."
1. Tues. April 23, 6:00 pm, Shiloh Temple International Ministries,
1201 W. Broadway No., Minneapolis
2. Wed. April 24, 2:00 pm, Great Hall, Coffman Union

Immigration History Research Center

"Somali American Research Series," Mon. April 22, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, 120 Elmer Anderson Library.

Metropolitan State - Two One-year positions, LCD

The School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University, invites applications for two fixed-term faculty positions. Start August 2013. PhD or ABD preferred; Master's accepted. Apply online.
Deadline: May 3, 12:00 Noon

Winona State - One Year position, Family

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Winona State University, invites applications for a one-year, full-time sabbatical replacement, family sociology. Begin August 2013. For questions about position, contact: Aurea Osgood. For questions about application, contact: Lori Mikl
Deadline: Immediate. Open until filled.


CLA-OIT - Grad Student Fellowships

CLA Arts Office of Information Technology issues an Open Call for a Media Services Fellowship. Interested CLA graduate students submit cover letter and CV to: Sarah Knoblauch, CLA-OIT Project Manager, (612)624-7874. For questions, contact: Rebecca Moss, Media Services (612)626-2333
Deadline: May 3


ISA - Call for Junior Papers

Call for papers to the Sixth ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists. Winners of the competition will be invited to a five-day seminar and the ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014. Submit papers to Prof. Yoshimichi Sato, Tohoku University, Japan.
Deadline: May 1

April 11, 2013 Volume 43, Number 14

4/11 - CHGS Workshop
4/15 - MPC Seminar
4/15 - Faculty Meeting
4/16 - Sociology Workshop - Life Course Center Talk
4/17 - SRI Deadlines
4/19 - Inequality & Methods
4/19 - ICGC Brown Bag - Emily Springer
4/19 - Political Theory Colloquium

CHGS Workshop - TODAY

Matthias Falter (Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Austrian Studies) presents "Antifascist Consensus and the Club of Political CorrectnessL: Addressing National Socialism in Austrian Parliamentary Debates on Right-Wing Extremism," TODAY Thurs. April 11, 3:30-5:00 pm, 609 Soc Sci Bldg.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Margo Anderson (History, UW-Milwaukee) presents "Doing History at the Census Bureau: Chasing the Past While Focusing on the Future," Mon. April 15, 12:15 pm, 50 willey Hall.

Faculty Meeting

The Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. April 15, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Sociology Workshop - Life Course Center Talk

Prof. Emilio Castilla (Sloan School of Management, MIT) presents "Accounting for the Gap: a Firm Study Manipulating Organizational Accountability in Pay Decisions," Tues. April 16, 3:45 pm (NOTE earlier start time), 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsors: The Life Course Center; Work and Organizations Department, Carlson School; and the Women's Faculty Cabinet.
Abstract:
While great progress has been made in documenting how organizational practices affect labor market outcomes, less research attention has been placed on investigating which organizational strategies are effective at addressing workplace inequality. Using a unique firm-level (field) study design, Castilla's study identifies and tests, for the first time, whether and how introducing organizational accountability and transparency, two increasingly popular organizational initiatives discussed in the literature, may reduce the gap in rewards by gender, race, and country of origin. Through a longitudinal analysis of a large service organization, he studied the performance-based reward decisions made by over 2,600 managers concerning almost 9,000 employees before and after high-level management implemented a set of organizational procedures aimed at increasing accountability and transparency in the company's performance-reward system. He concluded by discussing the theoretical implications of this study for future research about organizational strategies aimed at addressing workplace inequality and diversity.

SRI - Call for Participation

Each year the Sociology Department celebrates student research at the Sociology Research Institute. This year the all-day event will be held on Fri. May 3, Humphrey School. The SRI Committee Committee issues a Call for Participation to graduate and undergraduate students to present works in-progress and/or finished projects on all topics. The goal is to showcase a broad range of research, to conduct engaged discussions, and to promote "Grand Schemas" - informal presentations about proposed research. Submit participation proposals
online. Participation Proposals Deadline: Wed., April 17

SRI - Call for Award Nominations

At the Sociology Research Institute, individuals are honored with awards for excellence in research, teaching, teaching assistance, and service. Winners will be presented with a small monetary gift and a certificate of achievement. Submit nominations online or via email.
1. Public Sociology Award
2. Engaged Scholarship Award (Public Sociology Award for Graduate Students)
3. Outstanding Research Paper
4. Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor
5. Outstanding Teaching Assistant (both graduate and undergraduate)
6. Department Service Award
Award Nomination Deadline: Wed. April 17

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Drs. Steve Ruggles, Elizabeth Boyle, and Sarah Flood present "New(er) Data Products: Introduction to and Updates on IPUMS-CPS; The Integrated Demographic and Health Surveys; Terra Populous; and Ancestry.com," Fri. April 19, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

ICGC Brown Bag - Emily Springer

Emily Springer, sociology graduate student presents "Behind the PowerPoint: Evaluation Professionals' Perspectives on Data Validity in International Development Evaluation," Fri. April 19, 12:00 Noon, 531 Heller Hall.

Political Theory Colloquium

Prof. Margaret Kohn (Political Science, U of Toronto-Scarborough) presents "The Right to Occupancy and the Right to the City," which discusses gentrification and the rights of displaced urban populations, Fri. April 19, 1:30 pm, Lippincott Room, 1314 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology.

The Society Pages

To learn about the latest content on The Society Pages, the open access social science website edited by Profs. Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen, be sure to read the latest "Friday Roundup" on the Editors' Desk.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress TODAY

Prof. Michele Goodwin (Law School, UMN) presents, "Fetal Protection Laws: Moral Panic & The New Constitutional Battlefront," TODAY Thurs. April 11, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

Minnesota International Relations Colloquium

Prof. Elina Penttinen (International Relations, University of Tampere, Finland), "Joy and War: Experience of Positive Emotions in Extreme Conditions," Fri. April 12, 12:15 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg.

UMN Robina Institute

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, UMN Mondale Law School, presnts a free event open to the public: Drs. Nicola Lacey (All Souls, Oxford, UK) and David Soskice (Nuffield, Oxford, UK), Visiting Robina Fellows, present a one-day conference, , "American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment: Diagnoses and Solutions," Thurs. April 25, Linquist & Vennum Conference Room in Dean's Office, Room 381 Mondale Hall.

Human Capital Research Collaborative - Brown Bag

Dr. Cheri Rolnick (Health Partners) presents "Impact of Maternal Depression," Tues. April 16, 12:00 pm, The Commons, 205 Humphrey School.

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Prof. Danielle Bouchard (Women and Gender Studies, UNC-Greensboro) presents "Freedom, Violence, and the University Community," April 19, 1:00 pm, 400 Ford Hall.

Immigration History Research Center - Workshop

"Somali American Research Series," Mon. April 22, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, 120 Elmer Anderson Library.

CLA Quantitative Collaborative

Prof. Roger Peng (Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins) presents a free workshop, "The Elements of Reproducible Research," Fri. April 26, 2:30-5:30 pm, N-391 Elliott Hall. Bring your laptop! For more information, contact: Profs. Niels Waller and Galin Jones.

Winona State - One Year

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Winona State University, invites applications for a one-year, full-time sabbatical replacement. Begin August 2013.
Deadline: Immediate. Open until filled.

ICGC

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, in partnership with
the Office of the VP for Research, invites applications for collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects, involving ICGC faculty and students. Email application to: Shereen Sabet.
Deadline: May 1

April 5, 2013 Volume 43, Number 13

4/5 - MPC Seminar
4/5-6 - CHGS Symposium
4/8 - MPC Seminar
4/9 - Lunch Discussion - Qualitative Coding
4/15 - Faculty Meeting
4/16 - Sociology Workshop
4/17 - SRI Deadlines

Successful Defense - Jeanette Hussemann

Jeanette Hussemann successfully defended her dissertation, "Negotiating Justice: Defendant Perspectives of Plea Bargaining in American Criminal Court," on April 2. Her Advisors are Profs. Candace Kruttschnitt (University of Toronto) and Josh Page. Congratulations, Jeanette!

MPC Seminar - TODAY April 5

Population Association of America paper presentations, TODAY April 5, 12:15-1:30 pm, 50 Willey Hall.
1. Sarah Shannon, "Does the Right Hand Know What the Left Hand is Doing? General Assistance Welfare, Crime, and Punishment in the U.S."
2. Sheela Kennedy, "The Changing Transition to Adulthood in the U.S.: Trends in Demographic Role Transitions and Age Norms Since 2000"

Center for Holocaust and Genocides Studies - Starts TODAY

CHGS two-day Symposium "Representing Genocide: Media, Law and Scholarship," addressing journalistic, judicial and social scientific depictions of atrocities with a focus on cases of the Holocaust, Darfur, and Rwanda, Mondale Law School. Co-Organizers: Profs. Alejandro Baer (CHGS Director) and Joachim Savelsberg. Symposium made possible by the Wexler Special Events Fund for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
1. Fri. April 5, 9:00 am-6:00 pm, 20 Mondale Law School
2. Sat. April 6, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, 50 Mondale Law School
Free and open to the public.

MPC Seminar - April 8

Population Association of America paper presentations, Mon. April 8, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, 50 Willey Hall.
1. Laurie Knies, "The Impact of Familial Socioeconomic Resources on Childhood Sickness: Evidence from Late 19th Century America"
2. Gilbert Gonzales, "National and State Specific Health Insurance Disparities Among Same-Sex couples: Results from the American Community Survey"
3. Katie Genadek, "The Impact of Parents' work Schedules on Time Spent with Children and Teenagers"
4. Rachelle Hill, "More Time to Take Care of Oneself: The Impacts fo the 'Great Recession' and Unemployment on Time Spent in Healthy Behaviors"
5. Caren Arbeit, "The Lasting Effects of Parent Job Loss on Sibling Educational Attainment"
6. Jonathan Schroeder, "NHGIS Time Series: Harmonizing U.S. Census Data Across Time and Space"
7. Sirry Alang, "Disability, Health Insurance and Serious Psychological Distress: Evidence from the IHIS"

Lunch Discussion - Qualitative Coding

Profs. Teresa Gowan and Lisa Park, and graduate students Danielle Docka and Ryan Moltz, will lead departmental discussion on "Qualitative Coding," Tues. April 9, 12:45-2:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. For lunch, RSVP Mary Drew.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. April 15, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Emilio Castilla (Sloan School of Managment, MIT) presents "Accounting for the Gap: a Firm Study Manipulating Organizational Accountability in Pay Decisions," Tues. April 16, 3:45 pm (NOTE earlier start time), 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsors: The Life Course Center; Work and Organizations Department, Carlson School; and the Women's Faculty Cabinet.
Abstract:
While great progress has been made in documenting how organizational practices
affect labor market outcomes, less research attention has been placed on
investigating which organizational strategies are effective at addressing
workplace inequality. Using a unique firm-level (field) study design,
Castilla's study identifies and tests, for the first time, whether and how
introducing organizational accountability and transparency, two increasingly
popular organizational initiatives discussed in the literature, may reduce
the gap in rewards by gender, race, and country of origin. Through a
longitudinal analysis of a large service organization, he studied the
performance-based reward decisions made by over 2,600 managers concerning
almost 9,000 employees before and after high-level management implemented
a set of organizational procedures aimed at increasing accountability and
transparency in the company's performance-reward system. He concluded by
discussing the theoretical implications of this study for future research
about organizational strategies aimed at addressing workplace inequality
and diversity.

SRI - Call for Participation

Each year the Sociology Department celebrates student research at the Sociology Research Institute. This year the all-day event will be held on Fri. May 3, Humphrey School. The SRI Committee Committee issues a Call for Participation to graduate and undergraduate students to present works-in-progress and/or finished projects on all topics. The goal is to showcase a broad range of research, to conduct engaged discussions, and to promote "Grand Schemas" - informal presentations about proposed research. Submit participation proposals online.
Participation Proposals Deadline: Wed. April 17

SRI - Call for Award Nominations

At the Sociology Research Institute, individuals are honored with awards for excellence in research, teaching, teaching assistance, and service. Winners will be presented with a small monetary gift and a certificate of achievement. Submit nominations online or via email.
1. Public Sociology Award
2. Engaged Scholarship Award (Public Sociology Award for Graduate Students)
3. Outstanding Research Paper
4. Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor
5. Outstanding Teaching Assistant (both graduate and undergraduate)
6. Department Service Award
Award Nomination Deadline: Wed. April 17

The Society Pages

To learn about the latest content on The Society Pages, the open access social science website edited by Profs. Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen, be sure to read the latest "Friday Roundup" on the Editors' Desk.

GSPP - TODAY

The Gender, Sexuality, Power and Politics Colloquium presents Prof. Nancy Luxon (Political Science, UMN), "Mourning Beyond Melancholia: Nostalgia, Anger, and the Challenges of Political Action," TODAY April 5, 12:15 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg.

MIRC

The MN International Relations Colloquium presents Prof. Jens Steffek (Transnational
Governance, Technology University-Darmstadt, Germany), Mon. April 8, 3:30-5:00 pm, 1314 Soc Sci Bldg.

ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture

Prof. Mahesh Rangarajan (Visiting Scholar; Modern Indian History, University of Delhi, India; Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library) presents "Making Spaces for Nature: Ecology and Democracy in Contemporary India," Mon. April 8, 3:30-5:30 pm, 1210 Heller Hall.

American Studies & African American Studies

The annual David Noble Lecture presents Prof. Tiya Miles (CLA-UMN Alum; History, Michigan), "Detroit: Then and Now," April 9, 6:00 pm, Weisman Art Museum. Co-sponsored by the Weisman Art Museum. Free!

WSAC - Storytelling Events

The Women's Student Activist Collective presents Storytelling: Narratives for Social Change.
1. Fridah Muibicki (CEO, Miriam Kanana Mubichi Foundation), "Personal Stories and Social Organizing: Kenya Non-Profit," April 11, 7:00 pm, 131 Tate Hall 131
2. "Speaking Truth to Power, A Daughter's Story of State Repression," April 15, 5:30pm, 110 Blegen 110. Reception provided.
3. "Front Lawn: Mental Health Awareness Day," April 16, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Coffman Union
4. "Storytelling Workshop," April 22, 6:00 pm, 110 Blegen Hall

UMN Robina Institute - Two Spring Events

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, UMN Mondale Law School, sponsors two events that are free and open to the public:
1. Dr. Kieran McCartan (U of West of England, Bristol, UK), Robina Visiting Scholar, presents "Community Engagement Around Sexual Offending: Understandings and Responses," Wed. April 10, 3:00pm, Room 25 Mondale Hall (subplaza large auditorium). To be followed by Commentary by Robina Visiting Fellows, John Stuart (Minnesota Public Defender) and Jeff Edblad (Isanti County Attorney). Online registration.
2. http://www.robinainstitute.org/people/nicola-lacey/ (All Souls, Oxford, UK) and David Soskice (Nuffield, Oxford, UK), Visiting Robina Fellows, present a one-day conference, "American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment: Diagnoses and Solutions,"
Thurs. April 25, Linquist & Vennum Conference Room in Dean's Office,
Room 381 Mondale Hall. Register online.

Oslo Summer School

The Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies provides several PhD research courses that aim to cover all of the academic disciplines within the social sciences.

University of Luxembourg - Postdoc Researcher

The Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, University of Luxembourg, invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher in the PROSOCIAL research program, a comparative stratification research project in the sociology of inequalities, funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg. Reference F3R_INS_PFN_12PSOC. Contact; Sabine Demazy.
Deadline: April 20

Cambridge, UK - Two positions

The Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK, invites applications for two positions:
1. Readership in Quantitative Sociology. Vacancy Reference ZZ27352. Start 1 October.
Deadline: 31 May
2. Lectureship in Demography. Vacancy Reference ZZ26602. Start 1 September..
Deadline: 11 April
Email applications to Mr. Alistair Cameron, Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ, United Kingdom.

Nevada-Las Vegas - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Open area. To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references, to Prof. Robert Futrell, Search Committee Chair. Apply online. Reference 13244.
Deadline: Open until filled.

Joseph-Kordell Scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the 2013-2014 Shelley Joseph-Kordell Scholarship, awarded annually to one or more graduate or professional students who demonstrate a commitment to working in the field of aging and bettering the lives of seniors. Submit nominations to: Dr. Robert Kane, MD, Director, Center on Aging, UMN School of Public Health.
Deadline: Fri. April 26