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FALL LECTURE SERIES 2016
Join us for our department’s Fall Lecture Series, where scholars at UA and across the region share innovations in teaching and research. All are welcome to these events, which will be held in Olin 276 from 12-1:30pm.
September 2: Jodi Henderson-Ross
October 7: Adrianne Frech
November 4: Medora Barnes, John Carroll University
December 2: Christopher Dum, Kent State University
Questions or suggestions? Email Dr. Frech 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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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.
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
Many 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.
Collaboration between faculty and graduate students
UA’s Dr. Adrianne Frech and graduate student Peter Barr (now Dr. Peter Barr), along with Dr. Jamie Lynch from St. Norbert College, have recently collaborated on a couple of projects that look at whether intimate relationships are related to better health for young adults. Using The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) dataset, Frech, Lynch and Barr looked at whether men and women in either same or opposite-sex relationships who are cohabitating are better off than those who are just dating.