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  • Collaboration between faculty and former graduate students

    Associate professor Stacey Nofziger and former graduate students Rachel Stein (now at West Virginia University) and Nicole Rosen (now at Penn State Behrend) have collaborated on a study children's and caseworker's reports of physical violence. Click to read more about their study. 

  • Guest Lecture on Zen and Health
    Guest Lecture on Zen and Health

    In May, a Zen monk Van. Dengjue visited us and gave a talk on “Zen and Health”. He encouraged us to be mindful about our body, our action and our emotion to build a positive environment around us individually and collectively. He also emphasized that compassion, or seeing the suffering of others is the way to solve problems and conflicts in our life. 

  • Assistant professor Adrianne Frech's research featured in Harvard Business Review

    Dr. Adrianne Frech and her colleague Sarah Damaske recently had their research on women's work patterns featured in the Harvard Business Review. You can read the article here.

  • Sociology Club Attends NCSA

    IMG_2637Many members of the Sociology Club presented at the North Central Sociology Association annual meeting in Chicago in March!

  • Does it Cost Men to Care?

    UA's Dr. Janette Dill has collaborated with colleagues at the University of Massachusetts and California State University, Fullerton, to examine whether the "glass escalator" helps to raise mens' wages when they work in feminized occupations. Usually feminized occupations - and particularly care work occupations - have lower wages as compared to other occupations, even when accounting for education and skill. However, men typically advance quickly in feminized occupations, which may help to compensate for the overall devaluation of these occupations.