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Lane Kenworthy to discuss the American Dream

March 30: Socially Speaking on ‘Addressing Inequality’
Join Lane Kenworthy of Sociology and the Yankelovich Center, Thad Kousser of Political Science and Associate Dean Amanda Datnow of Education Studies for conversation. The evening is moderated by Voice of San Diego CEO Scott Lewis.

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Project Paint featured in Union Tribune

The UT has recently published a feature on Project PAINT, the prison arts program founded and directed by Sociology alum and Miramar College professor Laura Pecenco, and fostering empathy:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/feb/07/miramar-professor-prison-art/

Heidi Schneider selected for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Heidi Schneider has been selected to be a member of the UC San Diego Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for 2016. This Graduate Division award goes to graduate students who exemplify Edward A. Bouchet: Character, Leadership, Advocacy, Service, and Scholarly Achievement.   As a member of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Heidi will attend the 12th Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education April 1-2, 201 at the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences campus. New society members will be inducted into the society at the conference.

 

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

Jane Lilly-Lopez awarded UCMEXUS Dissertation Grant

The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) has awarded Jane Lilly-López a Dissertation Grant for her project “(Un)Authorized Love: U.S. Immigration Law and the Effects of Institutional (Dis)Approval on Mixed-Citizenship Families.”

Congratulations, Jane!

Yankelovich Center Faculty Retreat

The Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research will hold its 3rd annual retreat on Friday, January 22, 2016, 9am-4pm, at The Village, Room 15A. The retreat is open to all UC San Diego faculty. This year’s topics are “Overcoming Political Gridlock” and “The Future of Higher Education.” In addition to presentations, there will be opportunity for discussion and exchange by all participants.

 

 

Rachel Soper offered position at Cal State Channel Islands

Grad student Rachel Soper has been offered a job in the Sociology Department at Cal State Channel Islands. It’s a great fit — environmental sociology, community engagement, interdisciplinary programs.

Congrats Rachel!