March 2014 Archives

March 27, 2014 Volume 44, Number 12

3/27 - CHGS event
3/27 - Race Reading Group
3/28 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
3/31 - MPC Seminar
3/31 - Faculty Meeting
4/4 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
4/8 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
4/8 - Sociology Workshop
4/8 - CLA Faculty Excellence Celebration
4/10 - Sociology & CHGS co-sponsored event
4/16-17, 19 - Sociology & CHGS co-sponsored events

CHGS - TODAY

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies presents Dr. Glenda Mezarobba (U.N. Development Project Representative to the Brazilian Truth Commission), will speak about the commission, TODAY Thurs. March 27, 3:00-4:30 pm, 1-109 Hanson Hall.

Sociology Race Reading Group - TODAY

Book discussed will be "Black Identities: West Indian Dreams and American Realities," by Mary Waters, Thurs. March 27, 4:00-6:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. For questions, email.
NOTE: Prof. Waters will be the Keynote Speaker, Sociology Research Institute (SRI), April 25.


Inequality & Methods Workshop

1. Profs. Kelly Musick (Cornell University), Ann Meier (Sociology), and Rob Warren (Sociology); Sheela Kennedy (RA, MPC); and graduate student Sean Buuck present "Long-Term Trends in Short-Term Processes: Couples' Adjustments in Labor Market Activities Following Parenthood and Job Loss, 1995-2010," March 28, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room. Co-Sponsored by the Life Course Center.
2. Prof. Janna Johnson (Humphrey School of Public Affairs) presents "Improving the Measurement of the U.S. STEM Workforce," April 4, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room.

MPC Seminar

Roy Mill (Ancestry.com) presents "Race, Skin Color, and Economic Outcomes in Early 20th Century America," Mon. March 31, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. March 31, 2:30-4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Dr. Cindy Cain (Fellow, Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health) presents "Balancing Formal and Informal Care when Patients are Imminently Dying: Hospice Workers' Experiences with Work and Family," Tues. April 8, 12:00-1:15 pm, MPC conference room, 29 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Matt Wray (Sociology, Temple) presents "Durkheim in the Desert? Freedom and Self-Destruction in the American Suicide Belt," Tues. April 8, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Faculty Celebration - Profs. Brewer, Goldman, and Kelly

The College of Liberal Arts Faculty Excellence Celebration will be held on Tues. April 8, 3:30 pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop Auditorium. Sociology Department faculty honored:
1. Dean's Medalist - Prof. Rose Brewer (African American & African Studies),
Sociology Department affiliated faculty.
2. Arthur "Red" & Helene V. Motley Exemplary Teaching Award - Prof. Michael Goldman.
3. Scholar of the College - Prof. Erin Kelly.
Congratulations, Profs. Brewer. Goldman, and Kelly! RSVP for event.

Sociology & CHGS Co-Sponsored Events

The Department of Sociology and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
co-sponsor the following events:

1. "Reframing Mass Violence Panel: Remembering Argentina's Disappeared,"
Thurs. April 10, 4:00-5:30 pm, Crosby Seminar Room, Northrop Auditorium.

2. "Genocide and Its Aftermaths: Lessons from Rwanda"
a. Wed. April 16, Public Conference, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School
Departmental presenters include Profs. Alejandro Baer and Chris Uggen, and
graduate students Hollie Nyseth-Brehm and Wahutu Siguru.
Keynote Speaker: Adama Dieng (U.N. Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide), 7:00 pm
b. Thurs. April 17, Undergraduate Conference, Coffman Union
c. Sat. April 19, K-16 Educator Training, Heller Hall

SRI

The Department of Sociology will honor individuals with awards for excellence in research, teaching, teaching assistance, and service, at the Sociology Research Institute (SRI) awards ceremony on Fri. April 25. Key speaker: Prof. Mary Waters (Acting Chair, Sociology, Harvard). For questions, email the SRI Committee.


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. Osagie Obasogie (Law, UC-Hastings), "Race as a Risk Factor," TODAY March 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Delanie Skahen, (612)624-6892.

ICSGC Brown Bag Series

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents Prof. Jigna Desai (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies), "Autism, Masculinity, and Neural Citizenship," Fri. March 28, 12:00 pm, 537 Heller Hall.


Mondale Law School Lecture Series

Prof. Cynthia Brilliant Herrup (History, USC) presents "The Problem with Pardons," Thurs. April 3, 3:30 pm, Subplaza, Mondale Hall. RSVP for event.

IGS

The Institute for Global Studies presents a one-day conference, "Beyond Iberian Colonialisms: Spanish Arabs and the Fate of the Western Sahara," Fri. April 4, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, 125 Nolte. Free and open to the public.

Center for Writing

The Teaching with Writing Series presents "Is Handwriting Old-School?" April 4, 9:00 am, 135 Nolte Center.

UMich - ICPSR Summer Program

The Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, invites registration for four-week courses and three- to five-day workshops. Financial support is available. For questions, email or phone (734)763-7400.
Deadline: April 15

Barcelona Institute - Summer School

The Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Barcelona, Spain, invites applications for the Barcelona Summer School in International Politics, June 30-July 4, for graduate students, professors, and researchers in political science, economics, and international relations.

Rotary International - Peace Fellowships

Rotary International invites applications for 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships, at international universities, to earn an MA in international studies, peace, and conflict resolution. For information, contact Dr. Ellen Kenney, Minneapolis Rotary Club, (952)693-5206.
Deadline: April 1

CSPG - Mondale Research Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School, invites applications for the Mondale Research Fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students. to encourage research in the archives of the MN Historical Society, on elected government officials whose service in office improved Minnesota and the opportunities of its citizens.
Deadline: May 30

Russell Sage - Call for Papers

The Russell Sage Foundation issues a Call for Papers for a new social science journal, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, edited by edited by Steve Brint (UC-Riverside) and Charles Clotfelter (Duke). The first issue is scheduled to be published in Fall 2015. The theme is the effectiveness of American higher education.
Deadline: April 30


March 20, 2014 Volume 44, Number 11

3/17-21 - Spring Break
3/24 - MPC Seminar
3/25 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
3/25 - Visiting Scholar
3/25 - Sociology Workshop
3/27 - CHGS event
3/27 - Race Reading Group
3/28 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
3/28 - MPC Data Training
3/31 - Faculty meeting

MPC Seminar

Dr. Kathleen Short (U.S. Census Bureau) presents "Latest Research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure for the U.S.," Mon. March 24, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall, MPC conference room.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Dr. Katie Genadek (Director, Outreach & Dissemination Core; RA, MPC) presents "Crossing Over: Does an Intervention Affect Spouses' Employment Behavior? Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network," Tues. March 25, 12:00-1:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall, MPC conference room. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.


Visiting Scholar Luncheon

Prof. Dr. Bernt Schnettler (Head, Sociology of Religion and Culture, Bayreuth University, Germany) will present a luncheon lecture, "From Social to Communicative Construction: Transatlantic Developments in Interpretative Sociology," Tues. March 25, 12:00-1:30 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsored by the Sociology Department and the European Studies Consortium. RVSP to Mary Drew for lunch.


Sociology Workshop

Prof. Tiffany Joseph (Sociology, Stoney Brook) presents "Examining Barriers ot Health Care for immigrants in Boston Under 'Universal' Coverage," Tues. March 25, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Dr. Glenda Mezarobba (U.N. Development Project Representative to the Brazilian Truth Commission), will speak about the commission, Thurs. March 27, 3:00-4:30 pm, 1-109 Hanson Hall.

Sociology Race Reading Group

Book discussed will be "Back Identities: West Indian Deams and American Realities," by Mary Waters, Thurs. March 27, 4:00-6:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. For questions, email. NOTE: Prof. Waters will be the Keynote Speaker, Sociology Research Institute (SRI), April 25.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Profs. Kelly Musick (Cornell University), Ann Meier (Sociology), and Rob Warren (Sociology); Sheela Kennedy (RA, MPC); and graduate student Sean Buuck present "Long-Term Trends in Short-Term Processes: Couples' Adjustments in Labor Market Activities Following Parenthood and Job Loss, 1995-2010," March 28, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room. Co-Sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

MPC - Free Data Training Workshops

MPC Training Workshop on the North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP), Census microdata from Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S., 1801-1910, will be held on Fri. March 28, 1:00-2:00 pm, S30C Wilson Library. Register.


Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. March 31, 2:30-4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Faculty Celebration - Profs. Kelly, Goldman & Brewer

The College of Liberal Arts Faculty Excellence Celebration will be held on Tues. April 8, 3:30 pm, Best Buy Theater, Northrop Auditorium. Sociology Department faculty honored:
1. Scholar of the College - Prof. Erin Kelly.
2. Arthur "Red" & Helene V. Motley Exemplary Teaching Award - Prof. Michael Goldman.
3. Dean's Medalist - Prof. Rose Brewer (African American & African Studies), Sociology Department affiliated faculty.
Congratulations, Profs. Kelly, Goldman, and Brewer! RSVP for event.

In the News - Prof. Baer

Prof. Alejandro Baer co-authored an article in the Star Tribune, "Minneapolis Group 'Plays' Nazi: Sorry, It's No Trifle," March 19, 2014.

Endowed Chair - Prof. Pierce

Prof. Jennifer Pierce (American Studies), Sociology Department affiliated faculty, has been appointed to the Paul W. Frenzel Professorship in Liberal Arts, an endowed chair which serves for three years to support the liberal arts. Congratulations, Prof. Pierce!

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.

Water Week - Prof. Goldman

The Institute for Global Studies and Human Rights Program sponsor "Water Week," March 24-27. Events include:
1. Bake sale fundraiser to benefit Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, Mon. March 24 10:00-2:00 pm; and Tues. March 25, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Coffman Union, 1st Floor.
2. Film screening, "Flow: For Love of Water," Wed. March 26, 5:00 pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Food from Mesa Pizza.
3. Panel Discussion: "Water: Policy and Human Rights," Thurs. March 27, 4:00 pm,
with Profs. Michael Goldman (Sociology) and Larry Baker (Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering), and Hillary Waters (Geography) 215 Blegen Hall. Food from Insomnia Cookies.

HCRC Brown Bag

The Human Capital Research Collaborative presents Prof. Aaron Sojourner (Human Resources and Labor Studies, Carlson School) and Juan Chaparro (Applied Economics), "Early Production of Cognitive Skill: Evidence from Prenatal Investments and Randomly Assigned Child-Care Prices," March 25, 12:00-1:00 pm, 205 Humphrey School.

Mondale Law School - Lecture Series

Prof. Jill Hasday (Mondale Law) presents "Family Law Reimagined," Tues. March 25, 4:00 pm, 25 Mondale Hall (Lockhart Hall). RSVP requested.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Osagie Obasogie (Law, UC-Hastings), "TBA," Thurs. March 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Delanie Skahen, (612)624-6892.

Center for Writing

The Teaching with Writing Series presents "Teaching Students to Write for Audiences Beyond the Classroom," March 28, 12:00 pm, 140 Nolte Center.

CSPG - Mondale Research Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School, invites applications for the Mondale Research Fellowship, to encourage research in the archives of the MN Historical Society, on elected government officials whose service in office improved Minnesota and the opportunities of its citizens. Undergraduate and Graduate students.
Deadline: May 30

Rotary International - Peace Fellowships

Rotary International invites applications for 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships, at international universities, to earn an MA in international studies, peace, and conflict resolution. For information, contact Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Minneapolis rotary Club, (952)693-5206.
Deadline: April 1

Human Rights Awards - Call for Nominations

The UMN Human Rights Program issues a Call for Nominations for honoring undergraduate students' human rights works, for the Inna Meiman Human Rights Award and the Sullivan Ballou Award.
Deadline: April 11

March 14, 2014 Volume 44, Number 10

3/14 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
3/17-21 - Spring Break
3/24 - MPC Seminar
3/25 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
3/25 - Visiting Scholar
3/25 - Sociology Workshop
3/27 - CHGS event
3/27 - Race Reading Group
3/28 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
3/28 - MPC Data Training
3/31 - Faculty meeting

Inequality & Methods Workshop - TODAY

1. Robert E. Warren (former demographer, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization) and Prof. Rob Warren present "Methods for Inferring the Authorization Status of Non-Citizens in the American Community Survey," TODAY March 14, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room.
2. Profs. Kelly Musick (Cornell University), Ann Meier (Sociology), and Rob Warren (Sociology); Sheela Kennedy (RA, MPC); and graduate student Sean Buuck present "Long-Term Trends in Short-Term Processes: Couples' Adjustments in Labor Market Activities Following Parenthood and Job Loss, 1995-2010," March 28, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room. Co-Sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

MPC Seminar

Dr. Kathleen Short (U.S. Census Bureau) presents "Latest Research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure for the U.S.," Mon. March 24, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall, MPC conference room.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Dr. Katie Genadek (Director, Outreach & Dissemination Core; RA, MPC) presents "Crossing Over: Does an Intervention Affect Spouses' Employment Behavior? Evidence from the Work, Family, and Health Network," Tues. March 25, 12:00-1:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall, MPC conference room. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology.

Visiting Scholar Luncheon

Prof. Dr. Bernt Schnettler (Head, Sociology of Religion and Culture, Bayreuth University, Germany) will present a luncheon lecture, "From Social to Communicative Construction: Transatlantic Developments in Interpretative Sociology," Tues. March 25, 12:00-1:30 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. Co-sponsored by the Sociology Department. RVSP to Mary Drew for lunch.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Tiffany Joseph (Sociology, Stoney Brook) presents "Examining Barriers ot Health Care for immigrants in Boston Under 'Universal' Coverage," Tues. March 25, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

MPC - Free Data Training Workshops

MPC Training Workshop on the North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP), Census microdata from Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S., 1801-1910, will be held on Fri. March 28, 1:00-2:00 pm, S30C Wilson Library. Register.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Dr. Glenda Mezarobba (U.N. Development Project Representative to the Brazilian Truth Commission), will speak about the commission, Thurs. March 27, 3:00-4:30 pm, 1-109 Hanson Hall.


Sociology Race Reading Group

Book discussed will be "Back Identities: West Indian Dreams and American Realities," by Mary C. Waters, Thurs. March 27, 4:00-6:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg. For questions, email.
NOTE: Prof. Waters will be the Keynote Speaker, Sociology Research Institute (SRI),
April 25.

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. March 31, 2:30-4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Development Grant Award - Prof. Anderson

Emeritus Prof. Ron Anderson was awarded a 2014-15 Professional Development Grant for Retirees, for his project, "A Handbook on World Suffering." Prof. Anderson recently published a book, "Human Suffering and Quality of Life: Conceptualizing Stories and Statistics," (Springer Publishers, 2013). Congratulations, Prof. Anderson!


President's Award - Hollie Nyseth Brehm

Graduate student Hollie Nyseth Brehm was awarded a 2014 President's Student Leadership and Service Award. Congratulations, Hollie!

UMPD - Sociology Graduate

Chris Fonseca, a Sociology graduate in Law, Crime and Deviance (BA, 2004) will join the U of MN Police Department. Robert Bryant (Coordinator, Undergraduate Advising) reports that 10-20 percent of students go into police work. Congratulations, Officer Fonseca!

Sociology Research Institute

The Department of Sociology will honor individuals with awards for excellence in research, teaching, teaching assistance, and service, at the Sociology Research Institute (SRI) awards ceremony on Fri. April 25. Key speaker: Prof. Mary Waters (Acting Chair, Sociology, Harvard). For questions, contact the SRI Committee.


ISA Global Dialogue

Several articles in the electronic quarterly journal, Global Dialogue: Newsletter for the International Sociological Association, Vol. 4, Issue 1, will be of interest to Sociologists about the profession.

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.

ICSGC Brown Bag

The Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change presents Prof. Paul Vaaler (Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Carlson School) and Michael Cummings, "Explaining the Rise of Diaspora Institutions," Fri. March 14, 12:00 pm, 537 Heller Hall.

Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium

Prof Daniela Mansbach (Political Science, UW-Superior) presents "Legalizing Guantanamo," Fri. March 14, 1:30-3:00 pm, 1314 Soc Sci Bldg.

HCRC Brown Bag

The Human Capital Research Collaborative presents Prof. Aaron Sojourner (Human Resources and Labor Studies, Carlson School) and Juan Chaparro (Applied Economics), "Early Production of Cognitive Skill: Evidence from Prenatal Investments and Randomly-Assigned Child-Care Prices," March 25, 12:00-1:00 pm, 205 Humphrey School.

Mondale Law School - Lecture Series

Prof. Jill Hasday (Mondale Law) presents "Family Law Reimagined," Tues. March 25, 4:00 pm, 25 Mondale Hall (Lockhart Hall). RSVP requested.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Osagie Obasogie (Law, UC-Hastings), "TBA," Thurs. March 27, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Delanie Skahen, (612)624-6892.

Center for Writing

The Teaching with Writing Series presents "Teaching Students to Write for Audiences Beyond the Classroom," March 28, 12:00 pm, 140 Nolte Center.

IAS - Oral History Workshop

The Institute for Advanced Study Teaching Heritage Collaborative and the Heritage Studies and Public History Interdisciplinary Graduate Group present a "Oral History Workshop and Panel Discussion," Fri. March 28,
1:00-4:30 pm, 125 Nolte Center. Light snacks and beverages provided
1. 1:00-2:30 pm, Workshop on How To Do Oral History
Dominique Tobbell (History of Medicine, UMN)
Barbara Sommer (Oral Historian, Independent Scholar)
2. 3:00-4:30 pm, Panel Discussion on Oral History Theory and Practice
Dominique Tobbell
Barbara Sommer
Peter Shea (Philosopher, Bat of Minerva Cable Show)
Paul Hillmer (Director, Hmong Oral History Project, Concordia University)
Office of the VP for Research: Event satisfies the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement. For questions, contact: Andy Wilhide.

Community Service-Learning Center

"Developing Effective Reflection Assignments," Workshop for Faculty, Fri. March 28, 2:00-4:00 pm, 319 Appleby Hall. Register online.

UMN Robina Institute - Research Fellow

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law, Mondale Law School, invites applications for a Research Fellowship in Comparative and Cross-National Justice System Studies. Begin Sept. 2014. Social Science PhD or Law Degree.
Deadline: Immediate. Open until filled.

West Georgia - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of West Georgia, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor. Begin August 2014. PhD required. Areas: health, education, and social services; diversity and social inequality; global and comparative studies. To apply, email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references, to: Dr. Neema Noori, Search Committee Chair
Deadline: April 4

Gordon State - Assistant / Associate

The Department of Business and Public Service, Gordon State College, Barnesville, Georgia, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology or Human Services. Begin August 2014. Apply online. Mail unofficial transcripts.
Deadline: April 4. Open until filled.

Inequality Conference - Call for Papers / Proposals

The Policy Research Centre on Equality Policies, Antwerp, Belgium, issues a Call for Papers and Proposals for a conference, "Equal is not Enough: Exploring Novel Theoretical and Empirical approaches to Study the Shaping of (In)equalities," Antwerp, Belgium, Feb. 4-6, 2015. Submit online. For questions,
contact: Dr. Eline Sievers
Deadline: April 1

March 7, 2014 Volume 44, Number 9

3/10- MPC Seminar
3/11 - Work, Family & Time Workshop
3/11 - Sociology Workshop
3/14 - Inequality & Methods Workshop
3/17-21 - Spring Break
3/31 - Faculty meeting

MPC Seminar

Prof. Susan Mason (Epidemiology & Community Health) presents "Childhood Abuse Victimization, Uncontrolled Eating Behaviors, and Weight Status in Women," Mon. March 10, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall, MPC Conference Room.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Prof. Ben Capistrant (Epidemiology & Community Health) presents "Is Informal Caregiving Associated with an Increased or Decreased Mortality Risk? Methodological Explanations for a Mixed Literature," Tues. March 11, 12:00-1:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall (MPC conference room). Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology. RSVP for lunch.


Sociology Workshop

Profs. Kathy Hull and Penny Edgell and graduate student Kyle Green present "Talking About Social Controversies: Findings from a National Study," March 11, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Robert E. Warren (former demographer, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization) and Prof. Rob Warren present "Methods for Inferring the Authorization Status of Non-Citizens in the ACS," March 14, 12:15-1:30 pm, MPC Seminar Room.

Sociology Research Institute

The Department of Sociology honors individuals with awards for excellence in research, teaching, teaching assistance, and service at the Sociology Research Institute (SRI) awards ceremony on Fri. April 25. Key speaker: Prof. Mary Waters (Acting Chair, Sociology, Harvard). For questions, contact the SRI Committee.


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.

Statistics - Buehler-Martin Lecture Series

Prof. Bruce Lindsay (Statistics, Penn State) presents "Mixture Models: The Data Story, the Mysteries, and the Surprises," Mon. March 10, 3:30-4:30 pm, 18 Mechanical Engineering Bldg. Social gathering prior to lecture held at 2:45 pm, 300 Ford Hall.

Institute for Global Studies

João Vale de Almeida, EU Ambassador to the United States, presents "Transitions in Europe and America and the Future of EU-US Relations," Mon. March 10, 12:00-1:00 pm, 180 Humphrey School.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Danielle Citron (Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) Thurs. March 13, 12:15-1:15 pm, 385 Mondale Hall (Lindquist and Vennum Room). Open to the public. RSVP to: Delanie Skahen, (612)624-6892.

Center for Writing - Summer Faculty Workshop

The Summer Faculty Writing Hunker is a five-day, interdisciplinary Faculty and P&A writing retreat, scheduled for May 19-23, 1210 Heller Hall. Registration required.
Deadline: 4:00 pm, Fri. March 28.

CO-Boulder - Graduate Student Workshop

The Population Center, University of Colorado-Boulder, invites applications for the Environmental Demography Graduate Student Workshop, May 12-13. Ten students will receive $500 toward travel and accommodations. To apply, email applications. For questions, contact: Prof. Prof. Lori Hunter, Editor, Population and Environment.
Deadline; Fri. March 14

Virginia - Summer Institute for Religion Faculty

The University of Virginia-Charlottesville, announces the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute for College and University Faculty in Religion, "Problems in the Study of Religion," July 7-25.

Poppeu Fabra, Spain - Visiting Lecturer

The Department of Political and Social Science, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain, invites applications for a two-year Visiting Lecturer in Sociology, Possible tenure-track. Begin Sept. 2014. PhD required. Areas: Quantitative, Migration, Demography, Social Stratification, Social Problems and Exclusion. To apply, email cover letter, CV, and teaching statement, to: Sra. Carme Casanovas MontañÃ, Secretary, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Ramon TriasFargas, 25-27, 08005 Barcelona, Spain.
Deadline: March 10

AFPWA - Skill Instructors

Alternatives for People with Autism, Brooklyn Park, invites applications for paid part-time Living Skills Instructor positions, that may also be used for field experience or academic internship experience. Required: Full time students who complete a 90 day orientation period. All shifts available. To apply, contact Human Resources Coordinator.

Badzin Graduate Fellowships

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the History Department issue a Call for Applications for the 2014-15 Bernard and Fern Badzin Graduate Fellowship in Holocaust and Genocides Studies. To apply, email cover letter, CV, unofficial transcript, and two letters of recommendation.
Deadline: 3:00 pm, Fri. March 14


FAO - Internship

The UMN Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), invite applications for three paid international internships, two in Rwanda and one in Peru. To apply, email cover letter and CV to Michelle Chrastek, Coordinator, Global Public Health Program, School of Public Health. For questions, contact Ms. Chrastek, (612)626-3280.
Deadline: March 14

Max Planck, Germany - Research Fellows

The Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Munich, Germany, invites applications for research positions:
1. Four Staff Research Fellows. PhD required.
2. Three Post-doctoral Research Fellows
3. Two Post-doctoral Write-up Fellows. One-year.
4. One Doctoral Student.
Apply online. For questions, contact: Prof. Karen Schönwälder

Women's Center - Nominations

The Women's Center, Office for Equity and Diversity, issues a Call for Nominations
for 2014 Awards, Grants, and Scholarship for Women Students, Staff, and Faculty and
Women's Equity Projects. For questions, contact: Teaona Hasbrouck, (612)625-9837


CURA - Call for Proposals

The University Metropolitan Consortium Program in the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) invites proposals for projects related to urban and metropolitan dynamics. Areas: Regional Economic Analysis; Education; Immigration; Urbanization and Water Resources; and Institutional Redesign.
Deadline: April 18