January 2007 Archives

Wakefield Accepts Position at UC Irivine

Sara Wakefield has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. Congratulations and good luck, Sara!

Watch for the Fall 2007 Workshop Schedule

The Fall 2007 Workshop schedule will be available in late-summer. We hope you can join us.

Jukka Savolainen will be joining the Department of Sociology as a Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professor beginning Spring 2007. Professor Savolainen's academic career has been split between Finland and the United States, including earning his BA and MA from the University of Helsinki and his Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Albany. He is currently a Senior Research Analyst at the National Research Institute for Legal Policy, Finland, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology and a lecturer at the School of Law at the University or Helsinki. Prof. Savolainen has taught classes in criminology and delinquency, research methods, and world population issues. His current research is concerned with adolescent victimization and offending, the effects of sentencing on recidivism and other personal outcomes, and early childhood predictors of a criminal conviction.

Welcome Back Party for sociology students and new faculty

Thursday, February 1st, 4 - 5:00 pm in room 915 Soc Sci.

Come join us for an informal discussion and welcome reception with several new and visiting faculty.

Yanjie Bian, is returning to our department and teaching Soc 3811: Stats, Josh Page, is a new faculty member teaching Soc 4105: Punishment and Corrections, Cawo Abdi, is a visiting faculty member teaching Soc 1001: Intro and Soc 3090: Transnational Migration, and Jukka Savolainen, is a visiting faculty member teaching Soc 4108: Current Issues in Crime Control. Both Professor Abdi and Savolainen will be here offering courses for several years.

We will provide yummy treats.

Bell Accepts Position at Georgia

After receiving a number of offers from around the country, Joyce Bell finally accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia. Congratulations, Joyce!

Community Service Event a Success

The Undergrad Sociological Association held a community service event on December 7th to assemble food boxes for those in need through Feed My Starving Children. It was a great event with about 15 students participating.

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