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Karie Feldman recipient of an Outstanding Faculty Advocate award

Date posted: October 27th, 2017

Karie Feldman was nominated by students and the recipient of one of the Outstanding Faculty Advocate awards. The award is awarded to faculty who create a culture of inclusion by assisting with the de-stigmatizing of disabilities and promoting self-advocacy. Congratulations!

Six undergraduate sociology majors participate in AACS Conference

Date posted: October 12th, 2017

Six undergraduate sociology majors participated in the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) conference student problem solving event. …Read more.

Symbolic Prejudice in an Inner-Ring Suburb: Class Conflict, Race, and the Fight Over Public School Funding

Date posted: October 6th, 2017

Undergraduate Sociology Major, Brittany Rabb, was one of four students featured in Think magazine for her SOURCE funded summer research project “Symbolic Prejudice in an Inner-Ring Suburb:  Class Conflict, Race, and the Fight Over Public School Funding.” …Read more.

Jessica Kelley Participates in City Club Panel on Affirmative Action

Date posted: September 29th, 2017

Jessica Kelley recently participated on an invited panel at Cleveland’s City Club, as part of the City Club Youth Forum series. The panel, which also included Dr. Maurice Stinnett, Vice President of Cleveland State University, and Mike Brickner, Senior Policy Director for ACLU of Ohio, discussed the current debate about affirmative action in college admission decisions. …Read more.

Three sociology faculty promoted to the rank of professor

Date posted: August 22nd, 2017

Professors Mary Erdmans, Brian Gran and Jessica A. Kelley have been promoted to the rank of Professor in the Department of Sociology.   Congratulations all !!

Sociology students present at three major conferences

Date posted: August 22nd, 2017

Ten sociology graduate students and one undergraduate sociology major presented papers and posters at three major conferences this summer: the combined meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)/International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) in San Francisco in July and at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and the American Sociological Association (ASA), both in Montreal, in August. …Read more.

Dale Dannefer delivers two keynote addresses on inequality over the life course

Date posted: August 22nd, 2017

Dale Dannefer delivered an invited keynote address at the combined meeting of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) and the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in San Francisco in July, entitled “History, Biography and Age: Multiple Levels of Social Inequality.” The second, a lecture at the Conference on the Human Ecology of Social Inequality at the University of California, Davis, in May, entitled “Inequality in Human Development: Historical Trends, Life Course Processes.”

Cassi Pittman featured in People Magazine for “presidentially inspired” engagement photos

Date posted: August 21st, 2017

Soon-to-be newlyweds, Professor Cassi Pittman and her fiance Adam Claytor, were featured in People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and numerous other media outlets for their “Obamaesque” engagement photo shoot. The couple recreated several poses inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s romantic photographs taken during his presidency.

On Becoming a Teen Mom by Mary Erdmans and Timothy Black receives award from ASA Section on Race, Gender and Class

Date posted: July 17th, 2017

Professors Mary Erdmans and Timothy Black have just received notice that their recent book On Becoming a Teen Mom received Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Book Award from the ASA Section on Race, Gender, and Class. Over 60 books were nominated for this award. This is the third prestigious award received by their book.

Brian Gran invited to serve on the 2018 ASA Annual Meeting Program Committee

Date posted: July 13th, 2017

Brian Gran has been invited to serve on the Program Committee for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Brian Gran elected Chair of ASA’s Section on Human Rights

Date posted: June 23rd, 2017

Brian Gran was elected to the position of Chair-Elect of ASA’s Section on Human Rights. He will serve as Chair of the Section in 2017-2018.

Brian Gran invited to participate in CCWA project “Responsible Global Investing”

Date posted: June 5th, 2017

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) invited Brian Gran to participate in “Responsible Global Investing,” a project sponsored through the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The IVLP is the State Department’s premier professional exchange program, bringing over 250 professionals from around the world to visit Northeast Ohio each year. As part of the “Responsible Global Investing” project, Brian Gran gave a presentation to a group of five international visitors from the People’s Republic of China, two interpreters, and their host to discuss best practices and real-world examples of how integrity in international business operations and investments can strengthen the rule of law, including human rights, prevent corruption, eradicate poverty, and promote peace.

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