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SOCIOLOGY LECTURE SERIES 2017
Join us for our department’s 2017 Lecture Series, where scholars at UA and across the region share innovations in teaching and research. All are welcome to these events! All events are held in Newman 276 in Olin Hall unless otherwise noted. More events will be added!
October 6th (Friday, 12-1:30): Getting ready for the job market (Janette Dill and Joann Xi)
November 3rd (Friday, 12-1:30): Co-authoring with graduate students (Rob Peralta)
December 1st (Friday, 12-1:30): Using the Center for the History of Psychology in the classroom (Jodi Kearns)
February 2 (Friday, 12-1:30): Susan Fisk, Kent State
March 2 (Friday, 12-1:30): Deborah Kwak, Malone University
Questions or suggestions? Email Dr. Janette Dill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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Recent News from the Sociology Department
Sociology of Sex & Gender Poster Session
Students from the Spring 2017 Sociology of Sex & Gender class presented their final research project posters in the EXL Center in Bierce Library. Covering topics such as sex work, suicide, health and life expectancy, eating disorders, teenage pregnancy, and same-sex dating and courtship, the posters were viewed by students and faculty on Wednesday, May 10th. The Sociology Club provided refreshments. Click through for pictures!
Dr. Xi travels to Vietnam for invited conference
Dr. Joann Xi was invited by the World Bank to present her research at the International Conference on Gender and Displacement in Ha Long Vietnam. The conference was hosted by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam and jointly sponsored by the World Bank and UN Women.
Alumnus Janardin Subedi receives Distinguished Scholar Award at Miami of Ohio
Alumnus Dr. Janardin Subedi, professor of sociology at Miami (Ohio) University, was a recipient of the university's Distinguished Scholar Award for a faculty member in business, education or the social sciences.
Sociology club students present at NCSA
Several members and officers of the UA Sociology Club attended research sessions and professional networking activities at the 92nd annual North Central Sociological Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., March 30-April 1.
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.