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Emma Greeson receives NSF Dissertation Award

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!

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ASA Sociology Career Award given to Professor Bud Mehan

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

Celebrate Black History Month 2016

The African and African-American Studies Research Center presents the 2016 Black History Month events

February 4
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
February 5
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)
February 11
Creating Spaces: Women’s Football in Africa and the Indian Ocean
By Martha Saavedra, UC Berkeley
Thursday, 3:30pm, SSB 101
February 16
The Journey to Justice: Achieving Judicial Diversity in San Diego
Darryl Peek
Tuesday, 6:00-9:00pm, Hojel Auditorium, Institute of the Americas
February 18
Afro-Caribbean Dance and Drumming Workshop
Gene Perry
Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm, SSB 101
February 27
Black History Month Brunch
Saturday, 10:00am, UC San Diego Price Center West Ballroom
March 3
ArtPower! In Collaboration with AAASRC Presents Noura Mint Seymali
Wednesday, 8:00pm, Price Center East Ballroom

Natalie Aviles accepts post doctoral fellowship at Colby College

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!