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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.

Can you 'try on' Atheism?

Penny Edgell took part in a CNN Belief blog discussing a pastor's yearlong experiment with atheism.

In Memoriam

We sadly announce that former faculty member, Bertram Ellenbogen, passed away at age 96 in Minneapolis. He received his Masters and Ph.D. in Rural Sociology from the U of WI-Madison. His first professorship was at Cornell where he was tenured, and in 1966 he came to the U of MN as Professor of Sociology. He was chair of the Latin American Studies Program (1967-68). In 1968, he took a leave to become Prof and Chair of the Dept. of Soc & Anthro at Colorado State U. In 1972 he returned to the U of MN where he remained until his retirement in 1986.

Erin Kelly Named Scholar of the College

Join us in congratulating Erin Kelly who has been named Scholar of the College for 2014. This award was established to acknowledge outstanding achievement by faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and are chosen on the basis of their past accomplishments and the promise of future achievement. This award includes three years of financial support for her research and creative work.

Schurman & Cadieux Awarded Global Spotlight Grants

Rachel Schurman received a Global Spotlight Research Seed Grant for her project, The New Green Revolution and the Politics of Agricultural Policy Making in Tanzania; and Valentine Cadieux received a Global Spotlight Research Major Grant for her project, Building Popular Food Security Institutions: Developing Policy-Oriented Curriculum for Translating between Political Agro-Ecology Practice and Policy Reform in Nepal, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the E.U. The GPS Alliance's biennial focus is on a region of the world and a pressing global issue. In 2012-2014, the focus or spotlight is on the region of South Asia and the issue of Global Food Security.

New Book Released

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Race Nation and Citizenship.jpgIn his new book, Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Post-Colonial Africa, Ron Aminzade explores the contradictory character of African nationalism as it unfolded in Tanzanian history. These policy debates reflected a history of racial oppression and foreign domination shaped by a quest for economic development, racial justice, and national self-reliance.

Overworked? Overwhelmed?

Erin Kelly & Phyllis Moen write in the Huffington Post about why flexible work arrangements benefit both the employee and employer.

Two Top Journals Come to Minnesota!

Joachim Savelsberg and Timothy Johnson (Political Science) are now co-editors of Law & Society Review (LS&R). This is the journal of the Law & Society Association and regarded by socio-legal scholars worldwide as a leading publication for work bearing on the relationship between society and the legal process.

John "Rob" Warren is the editor of Sociology of Education (SOE), a journal of the American Sociological Association. This is the top ranked publication in education research. They publish research that examines how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development.


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