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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.


  • Mahadeo recipient of Outstanding Community Service Award

    Rahsaan Mahadeo (Ph.D. student) is a recipient of a U of M 2014 Outstanding Community Service Award.

    April 22nd, 2014
  • Hollie Nyseth Brehm is one of 30 top thinkers under 30!

    Hollie Nyseth Brehm (Ph.D. expected 2014) is featured in Pacific Standard as one of the The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Student of Mass Murder Who Wants to Predict and Prevent Genocide.

    April 21st, 2014
  • Updated BS Degree Approved!

    We are very excited to announce that an updated B.S. degree program has been approved by the Board of Regents! You can see the new General B.S. program here. We anticipate the LCD version sometime in May. If you're interested in the updated BS check back with Bobby Bryant after Spring Break. Current BS students will be able to either switch to the new BS or stay under the degree program they have already declared.

    March 19th, 2014
  • Dr. Shannon Golden in Reach Magazine

    Shannon Golden (Ph.D 2013) is featured in the CLA publication Reach. Dr. Golden is currently a post-doc at Notre Dame.

    March 19th, 2014
  • 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

    March 18th, 2014
  • 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.

    March 18th, 2014

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