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Campus Visits - Prospective Students

The Sociology Graduate Program announces the Prospective Fall 2015 graduate students visits. Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 26-27. Following is the program:
Thursday, February 26
(915 Soc Sci Bldg will be available as a visitor's lounge from 12:00-4:00 pm)
2:00 - 3:30 Drop-in office hours with available faculty members
3:30 - 5:00 Welcoming Reception with members of the Department, 1114-1183 Soc Sci
5:00 - 7:00 Dinner at local restaurant with student hosts. Location TBA.
7:30 - 10:30 Graduate Students' Get-together. Location TBA.
Friday, February 27
(All events in 614 Soc Sci)
(915 Soc Sci Bldg will be available as a visitor's lounge from 1:00-4:30 pm)
8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:20 Welcome from Department Chair
9:20 - 10:15 Introduction to Graduate Program in Sociology
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30-11:45 Mentoring & Faculty Research Projects: Panel Discussion
12;00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 Panel Discussion with Current Students
2:15-3:30 Drop-in office hours with available faculty members and/or Campus Tour
3:30 Rides to the airport begin


Aili Tripp (Poli Sci, UW Madison) presents "Women and Power in Post-Conflict Africa," Fri. Feb. 27, 12:00-1:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology.

MPC Data Training

IPUMS-USA: U.S. Census and American Community Survey, from 1850 to Present, Fri. Feb. 27, S30C Wilson Library, 12:30-2:30 pm. Register online.

Guest Speaker

Christian Pfeiffer (Visiting Scholar, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC) presents "Corporal Punishment of Children and Crime," Mon. March 2, 9:45-11:00 am, 370 Anderson Hall. For questions, contact: Joachim Savelsberg.

MPC Seminar

Carol Runyan presents "Risky Business: Challenges in Addressing Young Worker Safety," Mon. March 2, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Faculty Meeting

A Faculty Meeting will be held March 2, 2:30-4:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.

Teaching Workshop Lunch

"Pedagogy and Speaking to/from the Margins in the Graduate Curriculum," Wed. March 4, 11:30 am, 1114 Soc Sci. Lunch provided. RSVP required.

CHGS & IAS - Reframing Mass Violence Collaborative

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies cosponsors "Contested Past, Contested Present: Social Memories and Human Rights in Post-Communist Europe," March 4-6:
1. Wed. March 4, Best Buy Theatre, Northrop Auditorium, 7:30 pm.
Guest speaker: John-Paul Himka.
2. Thurs. March 5, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Alejandro Baer is a respondent.
3. Fri. March 6, 1210 Heller Hall, 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
Ryan Moltz (PhD 2013) is a presenter and Joachim Savelsberg is a respondent.


The undergraduate UMN Sociological Association presents Jim Bruton, former Warden, Oak Park Heights maximum security prison, Thurs. March 5, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, 1183 Soc Sci Bldg. Chipitle catered lunch.

Inequality & Methods Workshop

Rob Grunewald and Dulguun Batbold (Federal Reserve Board) present "The Economic Impact of the Bakken Energy Boom," Fri. March 6, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.