December 2011 Archives

Christopher Pappas Successfully Defends

Christopher Pappas successfully defended his dissertation, "Race and Culture in the Twin Cities Hip Hop Scene," on Friday, December 16, 2011. His advisor is Professor Joachim Savelsberg. Congratulations Dr. Papppas!

Wes Longhofer - Successful Defense

Wes Longhofer successfully defend his dissertation "Foundations of Global Giving," Friday December 9, 2011. His advisors are Profs. Elizabeth Boyle and Evan Schofer (Sociology, UC-Irvine; Sociology, UMN, 2000-2007). Dr. Longhofer will begin a position as an Assistant Professor at Emory University's Goizueta Business School in Organization and Management on January 1, 2012. Congratulations.

Flexible Workplaces Promote Better Health

Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen found that employees who were allowed to routinely change when and where they worked based on their individual needs and job responsibilities, showed improved health and well-being. Their findings are published in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

Uggen Receives Equal Justice Award

Chris Uggen was honored by the Council on Crime and Justice with their 2011 Equal Justice Award recognizing those who provide exemplary leadership in helping to create safer, stronger, and more just communities. He was selected for ensuring that injustices in society remain at the forefront of public thought and discourse until they are resolved, particularly through his research and advocacy work in offender reentry and felon disenfranchisement.

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