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Junior Faculty Position Available in the Department of Sociology

Fri, Nov 16, 2007

The Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an assistant professor position with a starting date of August 2008.

Senior Faculty Position in Immigration Available in the Department of Sociology

Fri, Nov 16, 2007

The Department of Sociology and the Center for Mexican-American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invite applications for a tenured associate or full professor position with a starting date of Fall 2008.

Volunteers: A Social Profile

Fri, Nov 16, 2007

Marc A. Musick and John Wilson

"A much needed book for both scholars and practitioners. It covers a wide range of topics dealing with volunteering. . . . A major contribution." —Virginia Hodgkinson, Center for Voluntary Organizations and Service

Making use of a broad range of survey information to offer a detailed portrait of the volunteer in America, Volunteers provides an important resource for everyone who works with volunteers or is interested in their role in contemporary society. Mark A. Musick and John Wilson address issues of volunteer motivation by focusing on individuals' subjective states, their available resources, and the influence of gender and race.

Faculty Position Available in the Department of Geography and the Environment

Mon, Sep 10, 2007

The Department of Geography and the Environment invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Health Geography to begin September 1, 2008.

Norval Glenn Receives Warren E. Miller Award

Thu, Aug 30, 2007

Norval Glenn, Ashbel Smith Professor of Sociology here at UT, has been awarded the "Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences." Presented annually by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, this award is in memory of Warren E. Miller's lifetime of contributions to the social sciences.

Toni Falbo Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Tue, Aug 28, 2007

Toni Falbo, an expert on single-child families, was awarded the Newman-Proshansky Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Population Psychology. The award was presented on Aug. 19 in San Francisco at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention.

Ron Angel Offered Prestigious Appointment at NCHS

Wed, Aug 22, 2007

Ronald Angel, Professor of Sociology and PRC Faculty Research Associate, has been invited to serve on the Board of the Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Faculty Positions Available in the Department of Sociology

Mon, Aug 20, 2007

Two population-related tenure track assistant professor positions open in the Department of Sociology, one in immigration/demography and the other in population health.

U.S. Demographers Highlight Key Trends for the Future of the U.S. Population

Thu, Aug 16, 2007

In a collaborative effort between NICHD, the Population Association of America, and the Association of Population Centers, top demographers respond to a congressional request for information on recent population trends.

Does Globalization Benefit Women in Developing Countries? Percent Female Workers in Export and Non-export Manufacturing Firms in Mexico, 2001

Fri, Jun 29, 2007

Sociological research has been generally critical of the effects of economic globalization on developing countries. However, greater worldwide economic integration may have created new employment opportunities for women. In a recent article Andrés Villarreal and Wei-hsin Yu examine the effect of foreign investment and export production on gender inequality in Mexico, a country that epitomizes the global shift to an open-market economic strategy. Using data from nationally representative surveys of manufacturing firms between 1992 and 2001, they find that foreign and export-oriented firms employ significantly more women at every occupational level than do nationally-owned firms producing goods for sale in the domestic market. The greater employment of women in foreign and export firms cannot be explained by these firms’ higher demand for workers of lower skill levels, their size, capital intensity, production technology, wage level, use of temporary workers, or industry. Using managers’

Population Research and Policy Review now edited at the PRC

Sat, Jun 16, 2007

The Population Research Center is the new editorial home of the journal Population Research and Policy Review, sometimes referred to as PRPR or PR-squared. Professor Thomas Pullum, a PRC Faculty Research Associate and Professor of Sociology, is transitioning into a three-year term as the journal's editor-in-chief. The outgoing editor is Professor David Swanson, of the University of Mississippi. Tom has been processing new submissions since April 2007, but the transfer of editorship is gradual because of the time between submission and publication. His first issue as editor will appear sometime in 2008. While the journal is based at UT, the deputy editors will include Mark Hayward, Bob Hummer, Cynthia Osborne, and Kelly Raley.

Angel Harris Leads Live On-Line Discussion in Washington Post

Mon, Jun 4, 2007

On May 22, Angel Harris discussed issues surrounding the intersection of race, culture, and education.

PRC Faculty Research Associate Yolanda C. Padilla Invited as Visiting Scholar at the Univ. of Wisconsin

Sun, Jun 3, 2007

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) of the University of Wisconsin hosted Prof. Padilla during the month of March.

Three PRC Faculty Quoted in Washington Post Article

Fri, May 4, 2007

Mark Hayward, Bob Hummer, and John Mirowsky quoted in the article "Baby Boomers Appear to Be Less Healthy Than Parents."

PRC Trainees Awarded Prestigious Fellowships

Thu, Apr 19, 2007

Sara Yeatman and Jenny Pearson receive fellowships from the Graduate School for 2007-08.

Three PRC Posters Win Blue Ribbons at the 2007 PAA

Wed, Apr 18, 2007

Posters by Erin Hamilton, Andres Villarreal, and Bob Hummer; Eunice Vargas and Leticia Fernandez; and Anna Zajacova were each awarded a blue ribbon in New York City.

Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and Their Children

Wed, Apr 4, 2007

Higher Ground tells the story of a group of committed activists and business leaders in Milwaukee who propelled their passion and pragmatism into a fresh approach to addressing one of the country’s most enduring problems, poverty. The experiment was called New Hope. Through the eyes of three women, Inez, Lakeisha, and Elena, readers see first-hand how well-designed policies can make a difference in the lives of working poor adults and their children.

Maren Jimenez to Work for the United Nations

Thu, Mar 8, 2007

PRC Trainee and Department of Sociology doctoral candidate Maren Jimenez accepted a position as an Associate Population Affairs Officer at the Population Division (CELADE) of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). She will be posted in Santiago, Chile beginning in May.

Kimberly Huyser Awarded ASA Minority Fellowship

Wed, Mar 7, 2007

Through its Minority Fellowship Program, this American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship supports the development and training of sociologists of color in mental health and drug abuse research. The fellowship pays tuition and fees, an annual stipend, and is renewable for up to three years.

Kate Sullivan Receives Student Research Award

Mon, Feb 5, 2007

Kate Sullivan, graduate student in Human Development and Family Science and PRC trainee, is the 2007 recipient of the Student Research Award presented by the Society for Research in Identity Formation (SRIF), given to recognize high quality accomplishment in a master's thesis.

Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers

by Mark D. Regnerus

Fri, Feb 2, 2007

As is evident from contemporary debates about sex education, Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. While many presume that such reticence is rooted in religion, how exactly religion contributes to the formation of teenagers’ sexual values and behaviors has been poorly understood before now. Does religion really motivate the sexual choices of a significant segment of adolescent society? Are abstinence pledges effective? Is there evidence for a “technical virginity” phenomenon among religious teenagers? What does it mean to be “emotionally ready” for sex? Who expresses regrets about their sexual activity and why?

CWGS Hosts Grantwriting Workshop

Fri, Feb 2, 2007

The Center for Women's and Gender Studies (CWGS) hosts an Interdisciplinary Grant Writing Workshop from noon-1 p.m. on Monday, February 5, in the Gebauer Building, Room 3.312.

PRC Trainees Selected to Attend Williams Institute Training

Thu, Feb 1, 2007

Jennifer Pearson, Lindsey Wilkinson, and Corinne Reczek have been selected to attend The Williams Institute training program, "A Primer on Empirical Research on Sexual Minorities," to be held February 22-23 at the University of California-Los Angeles.

PRC Faculty Research Associate Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Tue, Jan 16, 2007

Edward Anderson, Department of Human Ecology, to receive the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2005-06 academic year.