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Upcoming Events

Event Series

Workshop Series
During fall and spring semesters, graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars present their research.

Inequality & Methods Series (PDF)
This forum is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to present ongoing research that is methodological in character and/or that deals with some aspect of inequality.

Life Course Center Co-Sponsored Events (PDF)
An interesting array of presentations held throughout Spring Semester co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology's Life Course Center.

Teaching Talks
Teaching Talks are scheduled throughout the year, offering opportunities to talk explicitly about teaching (and learning) in the practical and philosophical sense.

News

  • Out of Trouble - Out of Work

    In a recent NY Times article regarding the difficult time ex-fellons have finding jobs and rebuilding their lives, Chris Uggen was interviewed and his research with alumna Sarah Shannon referenced.

    March 2nd, 2015
  • Minneapolis Miracle?

    Doug Hartmann was interviewed by WCCO in response to The Atlantic Magazine article praising the "Miracle of Minneapolis" as a place of affordability, opportunity and wealth. Critics are saying that it is far from a miracle with some of the worst racial disparities in the nation.

    February 19th, 2015
  • New Books Released

    Migration incorporation and change.jpgIn their new book, Migration, Incorporation, and Change in an Interconnected World, Syed Ali and Doug Hartmann take a unique approach to material students need to get a good sense of the empirical and theoretical trends in the field of migration studies. Written in engaging and approachable prose and short enough that professors can easily build their courses around it without hesitating to assign additional readings.

    World Suffering2.pngProfessor Emeritus, Ron Anderson, has just released the first book tackling the topic of world suffering, World Suffering and Quality of Life. This edited volume brings together ideas and research experience from the best minds and leading researchers in the fields of pain, suffering, poverty, deprivation, disability and quality of life (including well-being and happiness) and a wealth of insights about the interaction between suffering and quality of life, the characterization of worldwide suffering, and the implications of these data for local and global policy on health and social well-being.

    February 12th, 2015
  • Second Chance for Ex-Felons

    Chris Uggen was quoted in a StarTribune article regarding a new Minnesota law which helps low-level offenders seal their records from routine background checks.

    January 28th, 2015
  • 70 Years After Auschwitz

    Alejandro Baer and Steve Hunegs were featured in a Startribune op ed marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies and their community partners hosted, Bearing Witness 70 Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz, which included the unveiling of portraits and interviews of survivors. Visit their virtual museum.

    January 27th, 2015
  • Percentage of Students Held Back Falls by Half

    Rob Warren's recently published findings, Patterns and Trends in Grade Retention Rates in the United States, 1995-2010, were the focus of an article by the Huffington Post on the decline in student retention rates.

    December 11th, 2014

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Park receiving faculty mentoring awardLisa Park receiving Faculty Mentoring Award from grad students Scott DeMuth, Stephen Suh & Sarah Lageson