September 2013 Archives

September 26, 2013 Volume 43, Number 38

9/30 - MPC Seminar
10/3 - CHGS event
10/4 - Inequality & Methods
10/5 - CHGS event
10/14 - Faculty Meeting

Successful Defense - Shannon Golden

Shannon Golden successfully defended her dissertation, "After Atrocity: Community Reconstruction in Northern Uganda," on Sept. 20. Her Advisor is Prof. Elizabeth Boyle. Dr. Golden has taken a position as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. Congratulations, Dr. Golden!

MPC Seminar

Dr. Sam Schulhofer-Wohl (Sr. Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), presents "Understanding the Long-Run Decline in Interstate Migration," Sept. 30, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Alain Vandormael, Sociology graduate student, presents "Predicting Drug Resistance in a Cohort of Patients Failing Antiretroviral Therapy: Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa," Fri. Oct. 4, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room.

Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

1. Courtney Gildersleeve (CSCL) presents "Poetry, Damaged Life, and One Poem by Agha Shahid Ali," Thurs. Oct. 3, 3:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci.
2. Prof. Jeffrey Prager (Sociology, UCLA), "The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Recovering Humanity, Repairing Generations," Sat. Oct. 5, 20 Mondale Law School.

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

Prof. Wulf Kaal (St. Thomas University) presents "Dynamic Regulation of the Financial Services Industry," Oct. 3, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.


Geography Coffee Hour

Prof. John Borrows (UMN Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society) presents "Indigenous, Constitutional and Environmental Law," Fri. Oct. 4, 3:30 pm, 445 Blegen Hall.

Center for Writing - Teaching with Writing

Engaging Controversies Discussion: Pros and Cons of Using Plagiarism Detection Software, Fri. Oct. 4, 9:00-10:15 am, 12 Nicholson Hall. Registration required.

GLBTA - Same Sex Domestic Partner Benefits Forum

Forum about the University's same-sex marriage and same-sex domestic partner benefits coverage, Oct. 7, 1:30-3:00 pm, Mayo Auditorium, East Bank Campus. This event will be broadcast via UM Connect for those who cannot attend in person.

CYFC Symposium

UMN Extension Services Children, Youth and Family Consortium presents "Unbarred: Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration," Thurs. Nov. 14, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, McNamara Alumni Center. The symposium highlights the population of children and youth with an incarcerated parent, and features "Mothers of Bedford," a documentary film about Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Bedford Hills, NY, a maximum security prison, and the lives of incarcerated women and their families. $10 discount for students.

Sociologists of Minnesota

The Sociologists of Minnesota annual conference, "Gender, Genocide and Human Rights," will be held on Oct. 10-11, 875 Summit Ave., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul.

ASA - Petition

If interested in the formation of a Media Sociology Section, in the American Sociological Association, consider signing a petition.

Barnard College - Assistant-Associate

The Department of Sociology, Barnard College, Columbia University, invites applications for an Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor. Begin Fall 2014. Area: Open.
Apply online. Posting number 2013-00001-F. For questions, contact: Prof. Debra Minkoff, Search Committee Chair
Deadline: Oct. 7. Open until filled.

Louisiana State - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University, invites applications for three tenure track Assistant Professors. Begin August 2014. Areas: Environment and Natural Resources; Community and Social Capital; and Criminology and Law. PhD required. Apply online. Advertising number 0004293.
Deadline: Oct. 11. Open until filled.

Indiana U - Assistant

The Department of International Studies, Indiana University, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors. Area: Global Development; Global Health and Environment. PhD required by Aug. 2014. Apply online. For questions, contact: Prof. Nick Cullather, History Dept.
Deadline: Oct. 15. Open until filled.

San Jose State - Assistant

The Departments of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, San Jose State University, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor. Start August 21, 2014. PhD required. Areas: Urban and Community; Race and Ethnicity; and African Americans. To apply, send cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and three letters of reference to: Chair of Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0122. Include "JOID #23642" on all correspondences.
Deadline: Dec. 2

University of North Texas - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of North Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Areas: Quantitative Methodology, Open. Visit the ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 9729.

PAA Fellowship

The Population Association of America and the Science and Technology Fellowship Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announce a 2014-15 Fellowship which provides an opportunity for researchers to influence public policy and work for one year in a federal agency in Washington, D.C. For questions, contact: Juliane Baron, Deputy Director of Government Affairs.
Deadline: Dec. 15


September 19, 2013 Volume 43, Number 37

9/20 - Inequality & Methods
9/20 - PhD Defense - Shannon Golden
9/20 - CHGS event
9/23 - Faculty Meeting - canceled
9/23 - MPC Seminar
9/24 - Work Family & Time Workshop
9/24 - Sociology Workshop
9/27 - Inequality & Methods

MPC Seminar

Prof. Joe Ritter (Applied Economics) presents "Testing for Racial Bias in Traffic Stops and Searches," Sept. 23, 12:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Faculty Meeting Canceled

The faculty meeting scheduled for Sept. 23 is canceled. The next meeting will be held on Oct. 14.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Joan Garcia Roman (MPC) presents "Family Time in Dual-Earner Couples," Tues. Sept. 24, 12:00 Noon, MPC Seminar Room.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Rob Warren and graduate student Laurie Knies present "Germs, Mosquitoes, and Urbanization: Using Archival U.S. Census Data and Genealogical Methods to Study the Predictors and Consequences of Childhood Sickness in the 19th Century," Sept. 24, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

CHGS

The Center for Holocaust and Genocides Studies presents:
1. Courtney Gildersleeve (CSCL) presents "Poetry, Damaged Life, and One Poem by Agha Shahid Ali," Thurs. Oct. 3, 3:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci.
2. Prof. Jeffrey Prager (Sociology, UCLA), "The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Recovering Humanity, Repairing Generations," Sat. Oct. 5, 20 Mondale Law School.
3. Dora Zaidenweber, "Sky Tinged Red: A Chronicle of Two and a Half Years in Auschwitz," Mon. Oct. 7, 7:00 pm, St. Paul Jewish Community Center, 1375 St. Paul Ave., St. Paul, MN. Free and Open to the Public.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Caroline Krafft (Applied Economics) and Safaa El-Kogali (World Bank) present "Inequalities in Early Childhood Development in the Middle East and North Africa," Sept. 27, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, Willey Hall.

In the News - Prof. Hartmann

Prof. Doug Hartmann was recently named the President-Elect-Elect and the 2015 Program Chair of the Midwest Sociological Society. Congratulations, Prof. Hartmann!

In the News - Prof. Uggen

Prof. Chris Uggen was appointed to President Kaler's faculty-led workgroup that will develop the next University strategic plan. Of the over 500 nominations, Prof. Uggen was chosen to be part of this 27 member group. Congratulations, Prof. Uggen!

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.

HSPH

The Heritage Studies and Public History Group is a new interdisciplinary graduate group set up to explore heritage studies and public history and humanities education. First kick off meeting will be held on Wed. Sept. 25, 5:30-7:00 pm, 125 Nolte Center. Refreshments provided! Contact: Anduin Wilhide (History).

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Joel Waldfogel (Applied Economics, Carlson School) presents "And the Bands Played On: Digital Disintermediation and the Quality of New Recorded Music," Sept. 26, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

Mondale Law School - Robina Institute in Conversation Series

"Treating the Criminal Offender Brain. Can We? Should We?" Thurs. Sept. 26, 3:30-5;00 pm, Profs. Hank Greely (Law, Stanford) and Michael Caldwell (Law, UW-Madison) discuss the the efficacy and ethics of neuroscience and criminal offender treatment.

Geography - Coffee Hour

Prof. Nathan Clough (Geography) presents "Resistance and Contestation in American Social Movements: Policing and Security, and Public Space," Fri. Sept. 27, 3:30 pm, 445 Blegen.

Center for Writing - Teaching with Writing

The Teaching with Writing Series will present six workshops during Fall 2013. The workshop will be: Coaching Student Writing, Mon. Sept. 30, 1:00-3:00 pm, 420A STSS.

ASA Job Bank - Four positions

For all position visit the ASA Job Bank.
1. Franklin and Marshall College - Assistant
Sociology Dept. Areas: Medical Sociology, Quantitative Methodology. Job ID: 9706.
2. Appalachian State University - Assistant
Sociology Dept. Areas: Criminology/Delinquency, Family. Job ID: 9720
3. U of Maryland-Baltimore County - Assistant
Dept of Sociology and Anthropology. Areas: Medical Sociology , Aging and Social Gerontology. Job ID: 9722
4. Purdue University - Associate or Full
Joint in Sociology Dept and African American Studies. Areas: Family , Law and Society. Job ID: 9707


Ohio University - Two Assistants

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ohio University-Athens, invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professors. PhD at time of appointment. Apply online.
1. Posting number 7061. Criminal justice processes with an emphasis on corrections,
rehabilitation, and prisoner re-entry.
2. Posting number 7062. Areas: economic inequality stratification and mobility,
regional inequalities, life course inequalities, inequalities in major social
institutions, research methods, and social policy.
Deadline: Sept. 30. Open until filled.

Providence - Assistant

The newly established Department of Global Studies, Providence College, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Start Fall 2014. Apply online. Posting number 0002297. Contact : Dr. Nicholas Longo, Director of Global Studies.
Deadline: Oct. 7. Open until filled.

Michigan-Dearborn - Advanced Assistant or Associate

The Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn, invites applications for a tenure track advanced Assistant or Associate Professor. Begin Sept. 2014. Areas: criminal justice, policy analysis, restorative justice, juvenile justice, cybercrime, and/or national security. To apply, send cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, official transcript, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Prof. Lora Bex Lempert, Chair of Criminal Justice Search Committee, Department of Behavioral Sciences, 4012 CASL Building, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI 48128.
Deadline: Nov. 4. Open until filled.

MPC - Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships

The Graduate School invites applications for Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships (IDFs) for 2014-15. The Minnesota Population Center welcomes applications from students pursuing population research. Interested students should contact MPC Training Director Rob Warren, well before the MPC Deadline on Oct. 18. MPC will decide the mutual benefit of MPC residence for each applicant and notify applicants by Fri. Nov. 8. By Mon. Nov. 11, successful applicants will receive the required letter of support from MPC Director Steve Ruggles, to be included with their applications to the Graduate School.
MPC Deadline: Oct. 18
Graduate School Deadline: Thurs. Nov. 14, 12:00 Noon.

CYFC - Scholars Program

UMN Extension's Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, invites applications for the CYFC Scholars Program. Start Jan. 1, 2014. Open to all faculty, tenure track or non tenure track. Areas: education and health with a focus on preventing disparities. For questions, contact: Cathy Jordan, CYFC Director. To apply, email application.
Deadline: Oct. 21
http://www1.extension.umn.edu/family/cyfc/our-programs/cyfc-scholars/

ISA - Call for Papers

The International Sociological Association World Congress invites proposals for "Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology," Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Sept. 30

Law and Society - Call for Proposals

The Law and Society Association annual conference invites proposals for "Law and Inequalities: Global and Local," Minneapolis Hilton Hotel, May 29-June 1, 2014.
Deadline: Oct. 15

Sept 12, 2013 Volume 43, Number 36

9/13 - TSP Pie Party
9/16 - MPC Seminar
9/16 - Power Ctr - Women's Health
9/17 - Sociology Workshop
9/17 - CLA Assembly
9/18- MN Marriage Equality
9/19 - CHGS Workshop
9/20 - Inequality & Methods
9/20 - PhD Defense - Shannon Golden
9/20 - CHGS event
9/23 - Faculty Meeting
10/5 - CHGS event

The Society Pages - Pie Party Friday!

The Society Pages announces a Pie Party to celebrate their first published book, "The Social Side of Politics," (2013, W.W. Norton & Co.), edited by Profs. Doug Hartmann and Chris Uggen, Fri. Sept. 13, 3:00 pm, 1183 Soc Sci Bldg. Copies of the book will be available. Congratulations to Co-Editors Hartmann and Uggen, and Associate Editor Letta Page!


MPC Seminar

Prof. Frank Furstenberg (Sociology, UPenn) presents "Fifty Years of Family Change: From Consensus to Complexity," Mon. Sept. 16, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC seminar room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Sociology Dept.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Frank Furstenberg (Sociology, UPenn) presents "Behind the Academic Curtain," Tues. Sept. 17, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsored by Life Course Center, Sociology Dept.
http://www.march.es/ceacs/personal/personales/personal.asp?id=5169&Idioma=I

CLA Assembly

Prof. Penny Edgell, CLA Assembly Chair, invites the department community to the first meeting on Sept. 17, 3:30 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School. Prof. Raymond Duvall, CLA Interim Dean, will give his State of the College address. After the meeting, department chairs will introduce new faculty, including Profs. Zack Almquist, Jack DeWaard, and Michelle Phelps. A reception follows in the Humphrey School Atrium.

MN Marriage Equality

"Marriage and Equality in Minnesota," Wed. Sept. 18, 5:30 pm, Coffman Union Theatre. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Sociology; Gender, Women & Sexuliaty Studies; American Studies; History; and Political Science.

Center for Holocaust & Genocides Studies

1. First meeting of The Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies Workshop, for faculty and graduate students, Thurs. Sept. 19, 3:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsored by the Sociology Dept and the Human rights Program.
2. "The Discovery of the 'New World' and Traditions of Othering," Pedro Martinez Garcia (Early Modern History, Bayreuth, Germany), Fri. Sept. 20, 12:15 pm, 1210 Heller Hall.
3. Prof. Jeffrey Prager (Sociology, UCLA) presents "The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Recovering Humanity, Repairing Generations," Sat. Oct. 5, 20 Mondale Law School.


Inequality & Methods Workshop

Michel Boudreaux (Health Policy and Management) presents "The Long Term Impact of Medicaid," Fri. Sept. 20, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Dissertation Defense - Shannon Golden

Shannon Golden will defend her dissertation, "After Atrocity: Community Reconstruction in Northern Uganda," Fri. Sept. 20, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 9:00 am. Her Advisor is Prof. Elizabeth Boyle. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Shannon, to be held at 11:00 am, 915 Soc Sci Bldg.

Life Course Center - Fall Events

Prof. Erin Kelly, Director, Life Course Center, Department of Sociology, 1014 Soc Sci Bldg, invites all faculty and students to participate in Center hosted and co-sponsored events during Fall 2013:
1. UMN Powell Center for Women's Health Conference - Sept. 16
2. Sociology Workshop - Sept. 17
3. MPC Seminars - Sept. 16, Oct. 14, and Nov. 4
4. Inequality & Methods Workshops - Oct. 11, Nov. 8, and Dec. 20
5. Life Course Center Lunches - informal conversations about a specific paper, book, or project in progress. Dates and times TBA. RSVP for lunch.
6. Work, Family & Time Workshops - Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19 & Dec. 10
Speakers and titles TBA. RSVP for lunch.

Faculty Meeting

The next faculty meeting will be held on Mon. Sept. 23, 2:30-4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

In the News - Prof. Blackstone

Prof. Amy Blackstone (Chair, Sociology, U of Maine; UMN PhD 2003) will be on the Katie Couric Show, Mon. Sept. 16, am, 3:00-4:00 pm, KSTP-ABC. Blackstone will discuss her research on childfree adults.

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.

Powell Center for Women's Health

The UMN Powell Center presents the annual Women's Health Research Conference,
"Optimizing Women's Health Through a Life Course Approach," Mon. Sept. 16,
8:30 am-3:30 pm, (Registration begins at 8:00 am), McNamara Alumni Center. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Sociology Department.

Mondale Law School - Robina Institute in Conversation Series

"Treating the Criminal Offender Brain. Can We? Should We?" Thurs. Sept. 26, 3:30-5;00 pm, Profs. Hank Greely (Law, Stanford) and Michael Caldwell (Law, UW-Madison) discuss the the efficacy and ethics of neuroscience and criminal offender treatment.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Afra Afsharipour (Law, UC-Davis) presents "The Indian Private Equity Model," Thurs. Sept. 29, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.


UMD Duluth

The History Department, University Education Association, and Education MN Union, University of Minnesota-Duluth, present, "After the Fall: Restoring the Faculty and Preserving Higher Education," Thurs.-Fri., Sept. 26-27, UMD Campus. Block of rooms reserved at Radisson Hotel. Register online. Free event. Lunch $10.
1. Thurs. Sept. 26, 7:00 pm, Marshall Performing Arts Center
Keynote Address - Prof. Benjamin Ginsberg (Political Science, Johns Hopkins), author of "The Fall of the Faculty"
2. Fri. Sept. 27 - All-day discussions begin 8:30 am, Kirby Rafters, (3rd Floor, Kirby Student Center)
Registration Deadline: Mon. Sept. 23

Kentucky - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Begin August 15, 2014. Areas: medical; health and illness. PhD required. To apply, email cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, samples of research, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Brea Perry, Search Committee Chair, and to Justin Conder, Administrator.
Deadline: Oct. 15. Open until filled.

Czech Heritage Film Project - Grad Students

Czech Ethnicity and Research for Documentary Film - Graduate Students Graduate students needed for statistical and demographic data collection, and locating interview subjects Fall 2013 for a film about the decline of Czech ethnicity in rural America. Out-of-pocket travel or research expenses covered. Contact: Al Milgrom (Film & Media Studies, UMN) at (612)331-4714.

Bamberg - Fellowships/Scholarships

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), Bamberg, Germany, invites applications for seven fellowships/scholarships for doctoral candidates, starting April 1, 2014. MA required in Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography, or Statistics.
Deadline: Oct. 30

Call for Papers - Prof. Kelly

Prof. Erin Kelly announces a Call for Papers for a volume of the journal, Research in the Sociology of Work, "Work & Family in the New Economy," which she and Prof. Samantha Ammons (U of Nebraska-Omaha; UMN alum, PhD 2008) are co-editing. For questions, contact: Prof. Kelly.
Deadline: Oct. 1

GIGSS - Call for Papers

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies issues a Call for Papers for conference, "Attachments: Queer Investments in Capital and Globalizations," March 6-8, 2014, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Email 250-300 word abstracts and 100-word biosketch.
Deadline: Oct. 1

ESS - Call for Abstracts

The Eastern Sociological Society issues a Call for Abstracts for a Mini-conference, "The Invisible Employee: Deviance and Work," as part of the Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting, Feb. 20-23, 2014, Baltimore Hilton, Baltimore, MD. Areas: prison and post-release employment; social capital and the underground economy; alternative labor for the alternative lifestyle; and the criminal professional. Email abstracts to Natasha Pratt-Harris, Morgan State University.
Abstract Deadline: Oct. 1
Paper Deadline: Feb. 3, 2014

September 6, 2013 Volume 43, Number 35

9/6 - UMSA Ice Cream Social
9/7 - Departmental Pot Luck
9/10 - Sociology Workshop
9/11 - CHGS event
9/16 - MPC Seminar
9/17 - Sociology Workshop
9/17 - CLA Assembly
9/19 - CHGS Workshop
9/20 - Inequality & Methods
9/20 - PhD Defense - Shannon Golden

UMSA Ice Cream Social TODAY!

The University of Minnesota Sociological Association of the departmental Undergraduate Program, invites all current departmental members are invited to a Welcome Back Ice Cream Social, Fri. Sept. 6, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg.

Sociology Workshops

1. Sarah Valdez (Research Fellow, Juan March Institute, Madrid, Spain) presents the first Fall 2013 workshop, "Neonationalism in Scandinavia," Tues. Sept. 10, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.
2. Prof. Frank Furstenberg (Sociology, UPenn) presents "Behind
the Academic Curtain," Tues. Sept. 17, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.
Co-sponsored by Life Course Center, Sociology Dept.

Center for Holocaust & Genocides Studies - Events

1. "Countering Mass Atrocities in Syria: Between Human Rights Ideals and Geo-Political Concerns," Wed. Sept. 11, 4:00 pm, 425 Blegen Hall. Co-sponsored by the Sociology Dept and Institute for Global Studies.
2. The first meeting of the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies Workshop, for faculty and graduate students, Thurs. Sept. 19, 3:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsored by the Sociology Dept and the Human Rights Program.

MPC Seminar

The first Minnesota Population Center Seminar will be Prof. Frank Furstenberg (Sociology, UPenn) "Fifty Years of Family Change: From Consensus to Complexity," Mon. Sept. 16, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC seminar room, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by Life Course Center, Sociology Dept.

CLA Assembly

Prof. Penny Edgell, CLA Assembly Chair, invites the department community to the first meeting on Sept. 17, 3:30 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School. Prof. Raymond Duvall, CLA Interim Dean, will give his State of the College address. After the meeting, department chairs will introduce new faculty, including our own Profs. Zack Almquist, Jack DeWaard, and Michelle Phelps. A reception follows in the Humphrey Atrium.


Inequality & Methods Workshop

Michel Boudreaux (Health Policy and Management) presents "The Long Term Impact of Medicaid," Fri. Sept. 20, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Conference Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Dissertation Defense - Shannon Golden

Shannon Golden will defend her dissertation, "After Atrocity: Community Reconstruction in Northern Uganda," Fri. Sept. 20, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 9:00 am. Her Advisor is Prof. Elizabeth Boyle. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Shannon, to be held at 11:00 am, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. All current department members are welcome to attend.

In the News - Prof. Warren

Prof. Rob Warren's grant, "Collaborative Research: STEM Education Effects on a Diverse Workforce's Development over the Life Cycle," was awarded funding by the National Science Foundation. Congratulations, Prof. Warren!

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

Prof. Tyler Cowen (Economics, George Mason) presents the John Dewey Lecture in the Philosophy of Law, "Is America Coming out of its Great Stagnation?," Mon. Sept. 9.
2:30 pm - Reception, Auerbach Commons, Mondale Law School
3:30 pm - Lecture, Lockhart Hall, 25 Mondale Law School
RSVP for event.


Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Oren Gross (Mondale Law School) presents "Venerate, Amend...and Violate," Thurs. Sept. 12, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073.

HCRC Brown Bag

The Human Capital Research Collaborative presents Dr. Cheri Rolnick, "The Implementation of a Dental Initiative for At-Risk Children," Tues. Sept. 17, 12:00-1:00 pm, 205 Humphrey School.

Statistics - Consulting Service

The Statistical Consulting Service, School of Statistics, is available to provide assistant, at no cost, to CLA researchers, including study design, analysis, interpretation, and writing.

MPC - Data Training Workshop Series

Free workshops are open to the public and include selecting variables, extracting data, and running statistical analyses in SAS, SPSS, STATA, and Excel. First workshop: IPUMS-USA, Sept. 20. All workshops are held on Friday afternoons, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, S30C Wilson Library. Registration required.

Utah - Assistant & Associate

The Department of Sociology, University of Utah, invites applications for two faculty positions, one tenure-track Assistant Professor and one Associate Professor, to begin July 1, 2014. Area: Comparative International. Apply online.
Deadline: Sept. 16

Tennessee - Two Assistants

The Department of Sociology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors, to begin Aug. 1, 2014. To apply, email cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, samples of writing, and teaching statement to Search Chair, 901 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0490.
1. Areas: Criminology, Criminal Justice. Search Chair: Prof. Lois Presser.
Deadline: Oct. 1
2. Areas: Gender and/or Race. Search Chair: Prof. Michelle Brown.
Deadline: Oct. 10

Denver - Assistant

The Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies, University of Denver, invites applications for an Assistant Professor. Areas: Sustainability, Business in Society, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Conduct Research in Business Ethics, and Legal Studies. Begin Sept. 1, 2014. PhD required; ABD considered if completed by March 31. Apply online. Requisition number 10243. For more information, contact: Prof. Don Mayer.
Deadline: Oct. 15


McGill - Two Assistants

The Department of Sociology, McGill University, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors. Areas: development, gender, crime, or social movements. For questions on application process, contact: Erin Henson, Senior Administrator.
Deadline: Oct. 15

Towson - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Towson University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin Aug. 2014. Areas: stratification and inequality. To apply, send cover letter, CV, writing sample, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Elizabeth Clifford, Chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001.
Deadline: Oct. 25

Hunter - Two Assistants

The Department of Sociology, Hunter College, City University of New York, invites applications for two Assistant Professor positions, to begin Sept. 2014. Apply online.
1. Areas: Culture, Law, Criminology, Social Movements, and/or Comparative.
Job ID 8527.
2. Areas: Social Policy (including Social Work), Inequality, and Stratification and/or Education.
Job ID 8498.
Deadline: Nov. 1

NAEd - Fellowships

The National Academy of Education / Spencer Foundation Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs in education research announce two fellowships:
1. Dissertation Fellowship
2. Postdoctoral Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 1

Institute for Advanced Study - Fellowships

1. Faculty Residential Fellowships
Departmental Deadline: Fri. Oct. 18
2. Research and Creative Collaboratives
3. Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship Applications
Information and instructions forthcoming.
Deadline: Fri. Oct. 18

Mellon Foundation - New Directions Fellowship

The Mellon Foundation has invited the University of Minnesota to submit one nomination for a fellowship for faculty in the humanities who seek to acquire systematic training outside their own areas of special interest.
UMN Internal Deadline: Sept. 10

Powell Center - Faculty

The UMN Powell Center for Women's Health announces the inaugural competition for the Scholar in Mature Women's Health two year appointment. Email submission. For questions, contact: Mikow Hang.
Deadline: Oct. 21


Transatlantic Research Group - Conference

"Sexuality, Human Rights and Public Policy," Marquette University, Milwaukee, April 23-24, 2014. Email 300-word abstracts to Chima Korieh.
Deadline: Oct. 25.