April 2011 Archives

Busse Braves--and Bests--Diss. Defense

Erika Busse successfully defended her dissertation, "Transnational Threads in the Peruvian/American Family Fabric: Interweaving Gender, Class, and Culture," on Monday April 25, 2011. Her co-advisors are Professors Elizabeth Boyle and Douglas Hartmann. In 2011-12 Dr. Busse will be an IDEA Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Minnesota, Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy), and a visiting professor at the Univ of WI - River Falls. Congratulations, Erika!

Benefits of Workplace Flexibility

Professors Erin Kelly, Phyllis Moen & Eric Tranby's (University of Delaware) research, "Changing Workplaces to Reduce Work-Family Conflict," is featured in the April issue of American Sociological Review. This research finds that a flexible work environment positively affects work and family. Click here to watch a video and read a news release. Also featured on MPR.

Kang Successful in Defense

Jin Woong Kang successfully defended his dissertation, "Understanding the Dynamics of State Power in North Korea," on Friday, April 8, 2011. Dr. Kang will assume a Postdoctoral Associate position in the fall of 2011 at Yale University's Council on East Asian Studies where he will be conducting research on North Korean refugees' lives in South Korea and teaching an undergraduate course titled "Understanding North Korea." Prof. Michael Goldman is the proud advisor. Congratulations and best wishes, Jin Woong!

Community Colleges as a Safety Net

Professor Eric Grodsky and Demetra Kalogrides' (Stanford University) research on the causes and consequences of reverse transfer (students who begin at a four-year institution but transfer to a community college prior to earning a degree) was recently published in Social Forces.

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