May 2010 Archives

ASA Awards Hernandez with MFP Fellowship

From a national pool of eligible applicants, The American Sociological Association (ASA) has awarded its 2010-11 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) fellowship to UMN soc. grad. student Elaine Hernandez. The MFP supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline and has supported over 500 students during its 35 year history. Congratulations, Elaine, for being chosen to be a part of this historic and important legacy!

Vuolo Honored with "Best Dissertation" Award

Each year, the Graduate School solicits one nomination from each department from across the entire University to be considered for the "Best Dissertation" Award. This year (2010), the sociology department nominated recent graduate Dr. Michael Vuolo for his most excellent dissertation, "Legal Context and Youth Drug Use: A Multilevel Analysis of the European Union," which we have just learned was selected as the winner in the Social Sciences category. Mike will be honored on June 7, 2010 at an invitation-only ceremony where he will be presented with an honorarium and a special certificate.The Department is exceedingly proud of his accomplishments.

Soc. Students Win Big in DDF Competition

Sociology graduate students Elaine Hernandez, Minzee Kim, and Wesley Longhofer have all been awarded the prestigious 2010-2011 UMN Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowships are non-service awards that provide considerable stipends and fringe benefits which allow the students to devote themselves full time to completing their dissertations. Congrats Elaine, Minzee, and Wesley!


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