We are very excited to announce that an updated B.S. degree program has been approved by the Board of Regents! You can see the new General B.S. program here. We anticipate the LCD version sometime in May. If you're interested in the updated BS check back with Bobby Bryant after Spring Break. Current BS students will be able to either switch to the new BS or stay under the degree program they have already declared.
Shannon Golden (Ph.D 2013) is featured in the CLA publication Reach. Dr. Golden is currently a post-doc at Notre Dame.
Professor Emeritus Ron Anderson received a Graduate School Professional Development Grant for Retirees, for help with his edited book, World Suffering and the Quality of Life (under contract with Springer). He has over 30 chapter authors from all over the world, including Yanjie Bian writing on suffering in China.
Devika Narayan (cohort 2013) has been awarded a Global Spotlight Doctoral International Research Grant. Funding is provided from Central Administration to support international scholarly initiatives at the University.
Members of the Restore the Vote Coalition say a bill that would allow felons who have been released from prison to vote is a civil rights issue that will allow thousands of people, many of them minorities, to have a say in the political process. Read the story on MPR webpage.
David Knoke's book, Economic Networks, was recognized by the sociology subject editors of Choice Magazine as one of their 25 Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013. This prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community.
Congratulations to Mary Drew as one of the recipients of the CLA Outstanding Service Award for contributions to the Sociology Department. A celebration was held on January 22 at the McNamara Alumni Center.