March 2010 Archives

2010 Public Sociology Award

We are proud to announce Professor Phyllis Moen as the winner of this year's Public Sociology Award. Prof. Moen was honored at the 20th Annual Sociology Research Institute on Friday, April 23rd.

Phyllis Moen is featured in a glowing tribute from Assistant Professor, Noelle Chesley (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) in the Spring 2010 NCFR Report, the membership magazine of the National Council on Family Relations.

David Pellow is one of twelve recipients of the first annual University of MN Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Outstanding Faculty Award! He was chosen from over 60 nominations. Congratulations also to affiliate faculty member, Joe Soss from Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

More Employers Make Room For Work-Life Balance

Professor Phyllis Moen was featured recently on National Public Radio's Morning Edition on the "work time revolution". More employers are discovering that loosening the traditionally rigid work schedule pays off. This broadcast is part one of a three part series by Jennifer Ludden, a National Correspondent who covers a range of stories on family life and social issues for all NPR News programs.

Hollie Nyseth awarded a 2010 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation awarded Hollie Nyseth funding for her project on assessing preconditions of genocide. This NSF program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students with a three-year annual stipend, a cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, and a one-time international travel allowance. Congratulations, Hollie!

Larson Promoted at Macalester College

Alumnus Erik Larson (PhD 2004) has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Sociology at Macalester College. The UMN Department of Sociology congratulates Erik on this prestigious milestone accomplishment.

Joachim Savelsberg awarded NSF grant

The National Science Foundation awarded Joachim Savelsberg funding for his project: "Collective Representations and Memories of Atrocities after Judicial Interventions: The Case of Darfur in International Comparison." The research involves content analysis of media reports and policy statements and interviews with journalists, policy makers and consultants in the US, Canada and six European countries.

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