News and Events

Ash Receives Award for Research and Creative Activity

At the tenth annual Faculty Convocation in September Michael Ash, chair of the Department of Economics, was among the recipients of the 2014 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.

The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus

Michelle Budig's research on the parenthood pay gap goes viral.

Green Growth Report for the U.S. Released

Groundbreaking report quantifies the investment and technology deployment needed for the U.S. to avoid the consequences of climate change.

Chilton to Present Talks on Heritage Studies in Madrid & Paris

Prof. Elizabeth Chilton (anthropology), founding director of the Center for Heritage & Society (CHS), has been invited to present at international conferences in Madrid and Paris.

College Presidents Honor Cooks for Civic Engagement

Leda Cooks, professor of communication, receives the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award from Campus Compact.

Sociologists Receive NSF Grants

Michelle Budig and Enobong (Anna) Branch receive NSF grants totaling nearly $400,000 to study entrepreneurship, employment and income.

Yearlong Lecture Series Offers Perspectives on Inequality

Thanks to the work of Laurel Smith-Doerr (sociology), director of the Institute for Social Science Research, and the Task Force on Promoting the Social Sciences, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce an exciting new speakers series, which this year is organized around the theme of Inequality.

Wooten Discusses Underprivileged Children

Melissa Wooten (sociology) was tapped by WalletHub, which has rated 2014′s Best and Worst States for Underprivileged Children, to share her expertise.

Rosa Appears on MSNBC's ‘Melissa Harris-Perry Show’

As a guest panelist Assistant Professor Jonathan Rosa (anthropology) discussed issues of race and race-related developments in the news.

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