July 2009 Archives

Elizabeth Boyle awarded NSF grant

The National Science Foundation awarded Liz Boyle funding for her project: "The Cost of Rights or the Right Cost? The Impact of Global Economic and Human Rights Policies on Child Well-Being."

Prof Schurman's Research in July 2009 AJS

New research by Rachel Schurman and co-author William Munro finds two very different outcomes in similar 'anti-biotech' movements of the late 1990s. This research is featured in the latest American Journal of Sociology.

Sara Wakefield in NY Times

Minnesota Ph.D. graduate Sara Wakefield (2007), now an Asst. Professor at UC-Irvine, is quoted in a July 4, 2009 article published by The New York Times. The article cites Wakefield's dissertation research on the mental health outcomes of Chicago children with imprisoned parents.

Current Sponsored Research

Liz Boyle: National Science Foundation, "The Cost of Rights or the Right Cost? The Impact of Global Economic and Human Rights Policies on Child Well-Being." $160,000 8/1/2009-7/31/11.

Liz Boyle, P.I. (with Erika Busse co-Principal Investigator): National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, "Weaving Threads in the Transnational Family Fabric: Peruvian Women's Role in Intertwining Gender and Ethnicity." 2008-2009.

Jeff Broadbent, P.I. (with Dana Fisher Columbia University, and Katsumi Matsumoto, University of Minnesota Department of Geology, co-Principal Investigators): National Science Foundation, "HSD: Collaborative Research: Social Networks as Agents of Change in Climate Change Policy Making" $719,000 10/01/08-03/31/11.

Penny Edgell, Joe Gerteis and Doug Hartmann, co-Principal Investigators: Edelstein Family Foundation (recurring gift), "American Mosaic Project", ongoing, $500,000 funded to date.

Michael Goldman, P.I. (with graduate student Jin Woong Kang): National Science Foundation doctoral dissertation grant for Jin Woong Kang, University of Minnesota, "North Korean State Micro-Politics", 2009.

Eric Grodsky (with John Robert Warren co-Principal Investigator): Spencer Foundation, "Should Everyone Go to College? Reconsidering the Risks and Rewards of Postsecondary Education in America". $11,000 1/1/2008-8/31/2009

Eric Grodsky as consultant (with Chandra Muller, Catherine Riegle-Crumb and Kelly Raley, University of Texas-Austin): National Science Foundation, "STEM in the New Millennium: Preparation, Pathways and Diversity." $579,000.

Eric Grodsky (with Michal Kurlaender, University of California--Davis, Cathy Horn, University of Houston and Jessica Howell, Sacramento State University, co-principal investigators): U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences, "The Effects of Institutional Practices on Postsecondary Trajectories--Matriculation, Persistence and Time to Degree." $460,000

Erin Kelly, P.I. and Phyllis Moen, co-Principal Investigator: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (National Institutes of Health). Phase 2 of Work, Family & Health Network. Flexible Work and Well-Being Center at the University of Minnesota. $5,383,491. 2008-2013.

David Knoke (with Doug Wholey, co-Principal Investigator): National Science Foundation Sociology Program & Innovation and Organizational Change Program, "The Effect of Social Networks and Team Climate on Team Innovation and Client Outcomes in Health Care Teams." $249,999 2007-2009.

David Knoke (with graduate student Dahlia Mani): National Science Foundation doctoral dissertation grant for Dahlia Mani, University of Minnesota, "Network Identification and Conceptualization of Business Groups," $7500 2008-2009.

David Knoke (with graduate student Eric Dahlin): National Science Foundation doctoral dissertation grant for Eric Dahlin, University of Minnesota, "A Multi-Method Study of the Innovation Process in the US Biotechnology Industry." $3000 2008-2009.

Ann Meier: Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), Population Sciences Division, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health for "Social Development into Adulthood" $584,227 2005-2010.

Phyllis Moen: (with graduate student Rachael Kulick) National Science Foundation doctoral dissertation Research Award - Rachael Kulick: "Social Meanings of Home Birth in the United States and the Netherlands." $7,500 2008-2009.

Jeylan Mortimer, P.I. (with Doug Hartmann, Erin Kelly, Carolyn Liebler, Teresa Swartz, Ann Meier, Christopher Uggen, and Rob Warren, co-Principal Investigators): National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. HD044138 "Work Experience and Mental Health: A Panel Study of Youth." $1,062,500 5/7/08-4/30/13.

Rob Warren, co-Principal Investigator: National Institute on Aging, NIH, "Aging Together: Brothers and Sisters of the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study." $504,084 7/01/09 - 6/31/14.

Rob Warren, co-Principal Investigator: National Institute on Aging, NIH, "The Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: As We Age." $27,836 7/01/08 - 6/31/13.

Rob Warren, co-Principal Investigator: Spencer Foundation Collaborative Travel Grant, "Should Everyone Go to College? Reconsidering the Risks and Rewards of Postsecondary Education in America." $11,000 7/01/08 - 6/31/09.

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