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SPRING LECTURE SERIES 2017
Join us for our department’s Spring Lecture Series, where scholars at UA and across the region share innovations in teaching and research. All are welcome to these events! Please check back for times and locations.
February 10 (Friday): Jodi Henderson-Ross & Matt Lee, Akron
March 6 (Monday): Elizabeth Cooksey, Ohio State
April 21 (Friday): Jill McCorkel, Villanova
April 25 (Tuesday): Meghan Novisky, Cleveland State
Questions or suggestions? Email Dr. Frech at email@example.com
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
Olin Hall 247
Akron, OH 44325-1905
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (4:30 in summer)
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News about our department
Masculine men, women might be more likely to abuse prescription drugs, UA study finds
The Akron Beacon Journal reports on a new study conducted here finding that young men and women who exhibit stereotypical masculine traits might be more at risk of abusing prescription drugs. Full story.
Dr. Xi and Dr. Lee receive award to study Zen mindfulness
Dr. Xi and Dr. Lee have received a grant to support a randomized controlled trial study of the health and wellbeing effects of Zen mindfulness meditation compared to secular mindfulness meditation. Click through for pictures and more information about the project.
Assistant Professor Janette Dill's research featured in the New York Times
Assistant Professor Dr. Janette Dill's research on men in health care was recently featured in The New York Times. You can read the article here.
Student Poster Session
Students in professor Rob Peralta's Race and Crime graduate seminar presented their research projects in a poster session at UA. Excellent work done by all! Click through for more pictures.
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
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.