The Department of Sociology is excited to announce a colloquium scheduled for Monday, March 19th. The colloquium will feature Peggy A. Thoits, Virginia L. Roberts Professor of Sociology at Indiana University. Professor Thoits is a sociologist whose research examines the unequal social distributions of stress experiences, social support, and physical and mental health problems in the general adult population. She focuses especially on “identity-relevant” stressors — major life events and ongoing problems that threaten personal identities. The colloquium is entitled “We Know What They’re Going Through”: Social Support from Similar Versus Significant Others” and will take place at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 115, from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.