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Sociology News Archive
Three graduate students win ASA grants
Allison Moss, Amy Brainer, and Donna Granville win ASA teaching related awards.
Bucher Research Award granted to sociology doctoral student
Danielle Giffort wins Bucher award.
Sociology doctoral candidate wins Provost Award
Melissa Abad wins Provost Award.
Graduate student wins Lincoln Fellowship
Julio Capeles wins Lincoln Fellowship
Recently minted Georgiann Davis (PhD, 2012) receives award at new campus
Dr. Risman will be featured on CBS May 14th
Department head interview featured on CBS 2 May 14th.
Assistant Professor Lorena Garcia wins ASA book award
Assistant Professor Lorena Garcia wins Race, Gender and Class Section's Distinguished Book Award
Professor Kryan quoted in the Chicago Tribune
Professor Krysan quoted on federal housing
New PhD blogs for Ms. magazine
Dr Banerjee (UIC PhD, 2012) writes about her dissertation on immigrant wives on Ms. magazine blog
4 Grad Students Win Teaching Awards
4 graduate students win teaching innovation award
Professor Krysan cited in L.A. Times
Professor Maria Krysan was cited in a recent L.A. Times article about racial equality.
Professor Krysan in UIC News
Maria Krysan reminds us that it’s all about location, location, location.
UIC Sociology Ranks #2 on Public Funding and Presence in the Public Media
UIC Sociology ranked as the 2nd best sociology department for "Return" on Public Funding and Presence in the Public Media.
Bill Bielby: researcher, retailer and rocker
Professor Bielby is featured in the UIC News Center.
Rachel Gordon Research Highlighted by CCF
CCF just released the following briefing paper and commentaries and it has already been picked up by USA Today, with several other national outlets also preparing stories.
Professor Barbara Risman in Slate.com Blog - On "HookUp Culture"
In a Slate.com blog, Barbara Risman, UIC professor and head of sociology, discusses a study she co-authored with Rachel Allison, UIC doctoral student in sociology, on student attitudes related to a perceived “hook up” culture in college.
Dr. Laurie Schaffner Interviewed on "The Bill Carroll Show"
Laurie Schaffner, UIC associate professor of sociology and gender and women's studies, was interviewed on KFI 640 AM's "The Bill Carroll Show" about two Los Angeles area girls who have run away from home and the troubles facing teens, particularly teen girls, that might provoke them to run away.
Rachel Allison wins Graduate Student Paper Award
Rachel Allison wins SSSP Sport, Leisure, and the Body section Graduate Student Paper Award
Barbara Risman Elected as Vice-President of ASA
Barbara Risman, UIC Sociology Department Head, has been elected as Vice-President of ASA.
Rachel Allison quoted in Forbes
Dr. Rachel Allison, recent UIC Sociology graduate, was quoted in Forbes about her research on Hook-Up Culture.
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