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"The Center for Social Inquiry, the Department of Sociology and the School of Criminal Justice are pleased to welcome Dr. John M. Johnson to our campus on November 18th, 2012.
He will be presenting two lectures:
At 12:30 in the afternoon, Dr. Johnson will speak on the subject of Capital Punishment, in LBJSC Room 3.5-1. Refreshments will be served.
At 6:30 in the evening, he will be in UAC Room 209, speaking on Qualitative Methods: Tales from the Field.
Dr. John M. Johnson is Professor Emeritus at the School of Justice Studies at Arizona State University. He is an internationally-renowned expert on the death penalty, family violence, symbolic interaction and qualitative research methods. He is co-author, with Judge Rudolph Gerber, of the book: "The Top Ten Death Penalty Myths."
These events will be open to all, and we look forward to seeing you there.
The Department of Sociology wanted to offer congratulations to the recipients of the Dr. Sally Caldwell book scholarship:
From Left to Right:
The recipients of this scholarship all receive $50 gift cards to the university bookstore. This scholarship is rewarded each semester and is guided by faculty nominations.
We wanted to officially congratulate our first recipients of the Dr. Sally Caldwell Book Scholarship. The recipients of this scholarship all received $50 gift cards to the bookstore.
According to a recently published list from Wall Street Journal, Sociology (and Statistician) rank among the top 25 jobs for 2011 according to: environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress. This data was gathered by CareerCast.com. Read about the methodology.
Three Department of Sociology Faculty were awarded research grants in the past semester to help them pursue their works.
Dr. Kyong Hee Chee recently obtained a Library Research Grant of $1,321.32. The grant will fund the acquisition of 19 library books. Dr. Chee will use these books for her research project on aging in Asia.
Dr. David Dietrich recieved a research grant from Texas State to continue his project titled: "Rebellious Conservatives: Understanding the Tea Party."
Dr. Gloria Martinez-Ramos recieved an Alkek Library Grant for her project titled.“From Selena Quintanilla-Perez to Selena Gomez: The Evolution and Celebration of Latino/a Popular Music." The results of her project are ongoing but pictures of the event are further down on this p
Congratulations to Dr. Kyong Hee Chee, Dr. David Dietrich, and Dr. Gloria Martinez-Ramos!