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Minnesotans Fighting in Syria? FBI Getting Tips

Prof. Cawo Abdi was featured in a recent St. Paul Pioneer Press article about the possibility of Minnesotan Somalis fighting in Syria.

The Workplace Flexibility Experiment

A new study of 700 workers of a Fortune 500 company conducted by Erin Kelly, Phyllis Moen, Wen Fan, and others found that employee flexibility and supervisor support offers wide-ranging benefits including addressing work-family stresses. Results will be published in the June issue of ASR.

Were you really in church on Sunday?

Do you lie about how often you go to church/temple/mosque? You're not alone. Watch Penny Edgell participate in a panel discussion hosted by the Huffington Post.

Voting for an atheist president?

Even though there has been some positive movement by polled voters Penny Edgell in a recent Washington Post article said that atheists continue to be the most mistrusted group in the U.S.

Do Americans change their race?

"Yes, millions do," said Carolyn Liebler in a Pew Research Center article highlighting her research findings that were presented at the recent Population Association of America annual meetings.

Uggen Wins ASA Mentoring Award

Congratulations Chris Uggen for receiving the Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award for 2014. Jointly awarded by ASA's CLD and Sociology of Law Sections, it recognize
sustained work and innovative approaches in the service of facilitating the success of undergraduate students, graduate students, and other scholars (particularly younger scholars). The formal presentation will be held at the annual meetings in San Francisco in August.

Good Question

How Much of A Prison Sentence Is Served Behind Bars? Josh Page discusses the idea behind "two-thirds sentencing" that facilitates the transition from prison to society. (WCCO)

Kelly and Goldman Honored

Erin Kelly will be honored as Scholar of the College and Michael Goldman as the recipient of the Arthur "Red" & Helene V. Motley Exemplary Teaching Award, at a reception on Tuesday, April 8th at 3:30 pm in the Best Buy Theater in Northrop Auditorium. RSVP

Ron Anderson Wins Grant for Retirees

Professor Emeritus Ron Anderson received a Graduate School Professional Development Grant for Retirees, for help with his edited book, World Suffering and the Quality of Life (under contract with Springer). He has over 30 chapter authors from all over the world, including Yanjie Bian writing on suffering in China.

David Knoke wins Book Award

David Knoke's book, Economic Networks, was recognized by the sociology subject editors of Choice Magazine as one of their 25 Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013. This prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community.

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