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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.

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.

Rhetoric that Hurts: Babies Exposed to Drugs in Utero

Enid Logan was recently quoted in a Huffington Post article discussing race, medicine, science, and the state. The article focused on the contrasting societal responses to maternal use of prescription drugs and crack-cocaine during pregnancy.

Female Supervisors More Susceptible to Workplace Harassment

Heather McLaughlin, Chris Uggen, and Amy Blackstone's article "Sexual Harassment, Workplace Authority, and the Paradox of Power" in American Sociological Review is available online, along with a podcast interview with Heather regarding her research.

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.

Moen Debunking Myths about Retirement

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.

Edgell Keynote at Sociologists of Minnesota Annual Conference

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.

Factors That Keep Young Adults Employed

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.


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