Graduate student Emma Greeson has received the NSF Dissertation Award. The dissertation title is Valuation of Non-Standard Goods in the Global Economy.
Well done Emma, and congratulations!
This year’s American Sociological Association Distinguished Career for the Practice of Sociology Award will go to our own Professor Emeritus Bud Mehan. This award recognizes “work that has facilitated or served as a model for the work of others; work that has significantly advanced the utility of one or more specialty areas in sociology and, by so doing, has elevated the professional status or public image of the field as a whole; or work that has been honored or widely recognized outside the discipline for its significant impacts, particularly in advancing human welfare.”
Bud is a natural for this award, given the depth and breadth of his scholarship in the areas of education, culture, qualitative methods, inequality, as well as his tireless application of his sociological work to the fields of educational reform, teacher preparation, and school creation. He has changed the lives of thousands of students—undergraduates and graduates alike—during his years at UCSD.
Congratulations to Bud for this great recognition! The award will be presented at the ASA annual meetings in Seattle. You can read more about the award at http://www.asanet.org/about/awards/careerpractice.cfm
The African and African-American Studies Research Center presents the 2016 Black History Month events
African-American Athlete Activism: From the 1968 Revolt to the Present By Douglas Hartmann, Sociology, University of Minnesota Thursday, 3:30pm, SSB 101
ArtPower! In Collaboration with AAASRC Presents “What Happened, Miss Simone?”
Thursday, 8:00pm, Film and Dinner at The Loft
The Black History Month Tribute to Sports RIMAC Exhibit on Sports, Culture, and Society in Africa Opening Reception Friday, 3:30-5:00pm, RIMAC Arena (Exhibit Extends through Feb. 29)
Creating Spaces: Women’s Football in Africa and the Indian Ocean
By Martha Saavedra, UC Berkeley
Thursday, 3:30pm, SSB 101
The Journey to Justice: Achieving Judicial Diversity in San Diego
Tuesday, 6:00-9:00pm, Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the Americas
Afro-Caribbean Dance and Drumming Workshop
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm, SSB 101
Black History Month Brunch
Saturday, 10:00am, UC San Diego Price Center West Ballroom
ArtPower! In Collaboration with AAASRC Presents Noura Mint Seymali
Wednesday, 8:00pm, Price Center East Ballroom
Natalie Aviles has accepted a post doctoral fellowship at Colby College to begin this Fall. This is a new two-year program initiated by Neil Gross, former editor of Sociological Theory and sociologist of intellectuals, knowledge, culture, higher education, and politics. Congratulations Natalie!