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CLA - Bright Lights

The College of Liberal Arts new undergraduate student recognition event, Bright Lights, will be held Fri. May 1. Public Reception 3:00 pm and Program 4:00 pm, Northrop Auditorium. RSVP.

UMSA Ice Cream Social

The undergraduate student UMN Sociological Association announces the annual end of the year Ice Cream Social, May 4, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, West Bank plaza (between the Soc Sci Bldg. and Blegen Hall). This is an opportunity to meet UMSA officers, Sociology undergraduate students, and hear about new UMSA ideas for next year. All are welcome!

MPC Seminar

Frances Goldscheider (Sociology, Brown) presents "Father Involvement and the Gender Revolution," Mon. May 4, 12:15-1:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Sociology Workshop

Christopher Isett (History) presents "The Social Basis of Taiwan's Economic Miracle," Tues. May 5, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci.


The Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Workshop presents Ore Koren and Holly Dunn (Poli Sci), "Exploring the Alternatives: The Role of Customary Justice Mechanisms in Post-Conflict Contexts," Thurs. May 7, 3:00 pm, 710 Soc Sci Bldg.


The Health Disparities Work Group and the Center on Aging, School of Public Health, present Visiting Scholar, David Barton Smith (Drexel), on Thurs. May 7:
1. "Separate and Unequal: Racial Disparities in Long Term Care," 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Room 105, 717 Delaware Bldg. RSVP for Lunch.
2. "Civil Rights, Medicare and the Secret Struggle to Transform Health Care," 4:00 pm, Room D125 Mayo Bldg. Refreshment provided.
For questions, contact Prof. Kathleen Call (Health Policy & Management Division, SPH), Sociology Affiliate Faculty.

Faculty Meeting

A Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. May 11, 2:30-4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Work, Family & Time Workshop

Evan Roberts and Rachel Seiler (History) present " 'I like my work and I don't want to give it up': Husbands, Wives, and Women's Changing Labor Force Participation Intentions in the
1930s," Tues. May 12, 12:00 pm, 29 Willey Hall, MPC Seminar Room. RSVP for Lunch. Cosponsored by the Life Course Center.

Dissertation Defense - Sarah Lageson

Sarah Lageson will defend her dissertation, "Digital Punishment in an Era of Online Crime Reporting," Wed. May 13, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 9:00-9:30 am. Her Advisor is Prof. Chris Uggen. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Sarah, to be held at 11:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Race Reading Group

Discussion of Ana Ramos-Zayas' book, "Street Therapists: Race, Affect and Neoliberal Personhood in Latino Newark," Fri. May 15, 2:30-4:30 pm, 614 Soc Sci Bldg. Email questions.