Kent Sandstrom (PhD 1994) was named Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at NDSU on July 29, 2011. He was previously department head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the University of Northern Iowa and is also co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.
September 2011 Archives
Phyllis Moen will present, What's Next?: Debunking the Myths about Retirement in America, as a HEADLINERS event on October 6th at 7:00 pm at the Continuing Education and Conference Center. HEADLINERS events spotlight University and community experts with a forum to share their insider knowledge of timely topics in the news.
The theme of this year's SOM conference is Religious Changes in a Volatile World. Penny Edgell will provide the keynote address, "The Pig is not the Problem: New Approaches in the Study of Religion in Society" on Thursday, October 13th at 7:15 pm at the Hindu Temple of Minnesota. Click for complete conference schedule or to register.
According to Professors Jeylan Mortimer and Michael Vuolo, young workers with certain characteristics may weather turbulent times better. Their paper, presented at the ASA Annual Meetings, has garnered national attention in outlets such as the Huffington Post, US News, Fortune, and locally, KSTP to name a few.
Elaine Hernandez successfully defended her dissertation, "The Unintended Consequences of Biomedical Advances," on Friday August 26, 2011. Her advisor is Professor John Robert "Rob" Warren. Starting fall 2011, Elaine will begin a postdoctoral fellowship with the Population Research Center at the University of Texas-Austin. Congratulations, Elaine!