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New Article by Drew Halfmann and Michael P. Young on Grotesque Images and Social Movements

The article examines the uses and effects of grotesque imagery in the antislavery and antiabortion movements and considers implications for theories of movement framing and mobilization.

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Raoul Lievanos invited to participate in the Advanced Spatial Pattern Analysis workshop at UCSB

Raoul Lievanos was one of 24 Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and early faculty members invited to participate in the National Institutes of Health-supported Advanced Spatial Pattern Analysis national workshop offered by The Pennsylvania State University Population Research Institute and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Center for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences.

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"Hybrid Cultural Codes in Nonwestern Civil Society: Images of Women in Taiwan and Hong Kong" by Ming-Cheng Lo and Yun Fan published in Sociological Theory

Scholars have established that cultural codes and styles of expression in civil society must be recognized as informal mechanisms of exclusion, calling into question the possibility of the Habermasian normative ideal of the public sphere. This article joins theoretical discussions of how to remedy this problem.

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Jennifer Haylett selected to be the recipeient of 2010 Mayhew Award

The Mayhew Award is given to the best graduate student qualifying paper completed in the academic year.

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Bruce Haynes designated the 2009 Martin Luther King Outstanding Educator by the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund

Bruce Haynes has been designated the 2009 Martin Luther King Outstanding Educator by the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund. Last week, he was honored for this at a large dinner and awards ceremony which also honored new mayor of Sacramento, Kevin Johnson, and others who were recipients of scholarships, lifetime achievement awards, and outstanding community service awards.

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Graduate students present at PAA 2009

Four sociology graduate students – Cassie Hartzog, Dan Herda, Robin Pleau and Jesse Rude – recently presented their research at the 2009 meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA) in Detroit, Michigan. This is the most successful showing of our students at PAA to date. They presented in regular paper sessions and poster sessions, received a lot of interest and positive feedback from discussants and session participants, and were even the subject of a Wall Street Journal blog entry.

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Professor Natalia Deeb-Sossa and Eric Nelson nominated for Teaching Award

Professor Natalia Deeb-Sossa and Eric Nelson have been nominated as finalists for the 7th annual Excellence in Education award in the College of Letters of Science.

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Bruce Haynes designated for 2009 Chancellor's Award

Bruce Haynes was awarded the 2009 Chancellor's Award, Soaring to New Heights Special Citation for Diversity and Principles of Community. This award recognizes staff members who, through their own personal efforts, have made significant contributions to affirmative action/equal employment opportunity or heightened awareness and sensitivity to diversity.

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Raoul S. Lievanos and co-authors Fraser Shilling and Jonathan K. London published in Environmental Science and Policy

New article by Raoul S. Lievanos and co-authors Fraser Shilling and Jonathan K. London published in a special issue on collaborative governance and adaptive management in California’s Water Program, CALFED, in the international journal, Environmental Science and Policy.

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Sarah Ovink Awarded AERA Dissertation Grant

Sarah Ovink was awarded one of 15 dissertation grants ($20,000) from the American Education Research Association (AERA).

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"Alliance-Building Across Social Movements: Bridging Difference in a Peace and Justice Coalition" by Thomas D. Beamish and Amy J. Luebbers published in Social Problems

Alliance building across social movement groups is an important aspect of social movement dynamics, contributing to their viability and capacity to promote social change. Yet, with few exceptions, cross-movement coalitions have received little sustained theoretical or empirical attention.

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Robin Pleau's article "Gender Differences in Post-Retirement Employment" forthcoming in Research on Aging, May 2010

This paper examines gender differences in post-retirement employment, using 1992-2006 data from the Health and Retirement Study on Americans born between 1931 and 1941. Gender is shown to be an important factor in understanding transitions into post-retirement employment for this cohort.

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Kim Ebert invited to attend the Young Scholars Conference hosted by The Center for the Study of Social Movements

Kim Ebert was one of the 12 nominees selected to be a participant in the "Young Scholars Conference" hosted by The Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame on April 9, 2010.

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Daniel Herda's Article, "How Many Immigrants?" Forthcoming in Public Opinion Quarterly, Summer 2010

This paper explores the tendency to over-estimate minority and immigrant population sizes across 21 European nations, using data from the 2002 European Social Survey.

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Professor Bruce Haynes' research profiled in the New York Times

Professor Haynes', along with his wife, Syma Solovitch, is working on research project about the life of his grandfather George Edmund Haynes, who was one of the founders and the first executive director of the National Urban League. The elder Haynes was also one of the first African Americans awarded a Ph.D. in the United States (Columbia University). He went on to found the School of Social Sciences at Fisk University. George Edmund Haynes was an important figure in the largely forgotten history African American social scientists in the early part of the 20th Century.

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