January 2014 Archives

Jan. 30, 2014 Volume 44, Number 4

1/30 - UMSA event
1/31 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
1/31 - AAS event - Stephen Suh
2/3 - MIRC event - Prof. Knoke
2/3 - First Faculty Meeting
2/4 - Sociology Workshop
2/5 - CHGS event
2/6 - CHGS events
2/7 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
2/17 - first MPC Seminar

UMSA - Today!

The UMN (undergraduate) Sociological Association hosts a Dinner and Movie Night, screening the film "Orange is the New Black," TODAY Jan. 30, 4:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

The next two workshops will be held 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room:
1. Jan. 31 - Sheela Kennedy (RA, MPC) and Prof. Frank Furstenberg (UPenn) present "The Changing Transition to Adulthood in the U.S.: Trends in Demoraphic Role Transitions and Age Norms Since 2000."
2. Feb. 7 - Prof. Emeritus Franklin Wilson (UW-Madison) presents "The Study of Generational Changes in Racial Inequality."

AAS - Stephen Suh

The Asian American Studies Program hosts a graduate students panel, "We are Here: Representations of Transnationalism among Asian/Pacific Americans," Jan. 31, 3:00-4:30 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. Stephen Suh, Socioloogy grad student, presents "Nostalgic for the Unfamiliar: Korean American Ethnic Return Migration and Its Neo-Imperial Logics."

MIRC - Prof. Knoke

The Minnesota International Relations Colloquium presents Prof. David Knoke, "Three Modes of Al-Qaida," Mon. Fec. 3, 1:30 pm, 1314 Soc Sci Bldg. Refreshments will be served.

Faculty Meeting

The first faculty meeting of the semester will be held on Mon. Feb. 3, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Jeff Broadbent presents "Reconciling Structural and Cultural Theories of Contentious Political Process Using a Network Approach," Tues. Feb. 4, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

1. Sun. Feb. 5 - Prof. Alejandro Baer presents "Global Holocaust Memory and the New Anti-Semitism," 7:30-9:00 pm, Beth El Synagogue Twin Cities. Cost: Free.
2. Feb. 6 - Prof. Schlund-Vials (English / Asian American Studies, UConn-Storrs)
presents "War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work," 12:00-1:00 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg. Cost: Free
3. Feb. 6 - Pamela Yates, documentary filmmaker, presents screening and discussion
of her film, "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator," 3:00-4:30 pm, St. Anthony Main Theater. Cost: Free.
4. Feb. 6 - Panel Discussion: "Remembering the Holocaust in Literature, Film,
and Theology,"
7:00 pm, Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, St. Paul.

Global Spotlight Award - Profs. Schurman and Aminzade

Profs. Rachel Schurman and Ron Aminzade received a Global Spotlight Seed Grant for their project, "The New Green Revolution and the Politics of Agricultural Policy-Making in Tanzania." Their Co-investigators are Prof. Deborah Levison (Humphrey Institute); and Dr. Paul Manda (University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania). Congratulations, Profs. Schurman and Aminzade!

Global Spotlight Award - Dr. Cadieux

Dr. Kirsten Cadieux (Research Associate, Sociology and Geography) is part of a team of co-investigators who received a Global Spotlight Seed Grant for their grant project, "Building Popular Food Security Institutions: Developing Policy-Oriented Curriculum for Translating between Political Agro-Ecology Practice and Policy Reform in Nepal, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the E.U." Her Co-investigators are Prof. Bhaskar Upadhyay (Curriculum and Instruction); Renata Blumberg (Geography); and Prof. Jahi Chappell (Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy). Congratulations, Dr. Cadieux!

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.

Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Presentations are Thursdays, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Delanie Skahen, (612)624-6892.
1. TODAY Jan. 30 - Prof. Ryan Goodman (NYU) presents "Network
Analysis, International Relations, and International Law."
2. Feb. 6 - Prof. Danielle Citron (UMN). TBA.

Geography, Environment & Society Coffee Hour

Susan Schmidt, MN State Director, Trust for Public Land, presents "The Trust for Public Land: Conserving Land and Creating Parks for People," Jan. 31, 3:30 pm, 445 Blegen Hall. Refreshments at 3:15 pm.

ICGC Brown Bag

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents two events, both held 12:00-1:00 pm, 537 Heller Hall:
1. Jan. 31 - Ismail Yaylaci (grad student, Political Science), "The Politics
of Secularism in Post-Mubarak Egypt,"
2. Feb. 7 - Prof. Yasmeen Arif (Sociology, University of Delhi, India), "The 'Meaning' of Life: Approaches From Devastation."

Texas A&M - Dept Head

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Texas A&M University, invites applications for the Department Head position, at the Associate or Full Professor level. Apply online. Posting number F00022FY14.
Deadline: Feb. 3

Cal Poly - Lecturers

The Department of Social Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, invites applications for one to two full-time lecturers in Sociology. Begin Sept. 15. PhD or ABD preferred; MA considered. Apply online. Requisition number 103092. Contact: Prof. Ryan Alaniz, (612)868-2896.
Deadline: March 4

IFFS Foundation, Sweden - Quantitative Social Scientist

The Institute for Futures Studies, an independent research foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, invites applications for a researcher on the project, "Children's Living Conditions in a Changing Society: Socioeconomic and Ethnic Inequality." PhD or ABD. Three years, with possibility of extension. Email cover letter, CV, writing samples, and contact information for two references to: Prof. Carina Mood, Institute for Futures Studies, Box 591, 101 31 Stockholm, Sweden. Contact: Prof. Jan Jonsson (PI)
Deadline: March 16

Univ of Lund, Sweden - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden, invites applications for an Associate Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor). Apply online.
Deadline: March 17

Univ of Trento, Italy - Call for Abstracts

The Migration Scenarios and Social Change Research Unit (SMMS), Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy, issues a Call for Papers for "Changing Population: Migration, Reproduction, and Identity," June 3-5. Email 300-word abstract. Contacts: Profs. Francesca Decimo, Alessandra Gribaldo, and Paolo Boccagni.
Deadline: Jan. 31

CHGS - Call for Undergrad Papers

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies co-sponsors "Genocide and its Aftermaths: Lessons from Rwanda," which includes a public conference, a student conference, and a K-12 teacher workshop, April 16, 17 & 19, University of Minnesota, room location TBA. Undergraduate students should email 250 word abstracts and CVs to: Wahutu Siguru. Awards for accepted papers: $500 for out of state presenters; $200 for in state presenters.
Deadline: Feb. 28

UMN Job & Intern Fair

The UMN Job and Internship Fair, with more than 200 companies, will be held on Fri. Feb. 21, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Minneapolis Convention Center. Open to all students - undergraduates, graduates, and alumni from the past three years.

Amicus / VOA - Volunteers / Interns

Amicus (now part of Volunteers of America-Minnesota) is a not-for-profit organization that assists people with criminal records. For information on Volunteer and Intern opportunities, contact: Jill Barnes, (612)877-4254; or Graham Severson, (612)877-4277.

Jan. 9, 2014 Volume 44, Number 1

1/10 - PhD Defense - Peter Wruck
1/10 - Farewell - Molly Weaver
1/20 - University closed - MLK Day
1/21 - Spring 2014 begins
2/3 - First Faculty Meeting

Dissertation Defense - Peter Wruck

Peter Wruck will defend his dissertation, "It takes a Village? Neighborhoods and Children's Readiness for School," Fri. Jan. 10, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be at 12:00 pm. His Advisor is Prof. Rob Warren. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Peter, to be held at 2:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Farewell - Molly Weaver

Sociology front office student worker Molly Weaver graduated in December with a BA in Political Science and German! A celebration will be held for Molly on Fri. Jan. 10, 3:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. All are welcome to join in a salute to Molly!

In the News - Prof. Kelly

CLA Interim Dean Raymond Duvall announced that Prof. Erin Kelly was named a three-year Scholar of the College, 2014-2017. She will be honored at a March event TBA. Congratulations, Prof. Kelly!!

In the News - Mary Drew

Sociology staff member, Mary Drew, was awarded a CLA Outstanding Service Award, to be presented Jan. 22. Congratulations, Mary!!

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.

Women R.E.A.D.

Women Reading for Equity and Diversity, a professional development book group for all women employees, invites employees to join! Questions? Call the Women's Center, (612)625-9837, or email. Space is limited, first come-first served.
Registration Deadline: January 15

Iowa State University - Assistant / Associate

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Personal/Family Finance. Begin Aug. 2014. Apply via Iowa State job website. Vacancy ID 131416. For further information, contact: Dr. Cynthia Needles Fletcher, Search Committee Chair.
Deadline: Feb. 15

Stanford Law - Research Fellows

Applications invited for full-time Research Fellows in the Law School, Stanford University, from graduating seniors and recent college graduates. Start Spring/Summer 2014. One year; option to renew for second year. To apply, visit Stanford job website. Job number 61004.
Deadline: Feb. 2

Lausanne - Postdoc Fellowship

The Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS), University of Lausanne, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in comparative analysis of longitudinal data. For questions, contact: Profs. Peter Farago and Dominique Joye.
Deadline: March 3

International Review of Social Research

IRSR invites paper submissions for a special issue, "Current Views on Social Class, Status, and Mobility," Vol. 4, October 2014. Email submission. Subject Line: Submission for Current Views on Social Class Special Issue.
Deadline: June 1