News and Events

Through Internships, Students Embody CPPA's Mission Globally

In Bangladesh, China, and Washington, D.C., three students from the Center for Public Policy and Administration worked last summer to make the world a cleaner, safer and fairer place.

Fountain Gives Keynote at Conference in Brazil

Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy), Director of the National Center for Digital Government, gave the keynote address at the opening of Brazil’s first national digital government conference.

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.

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.

The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus

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

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.

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