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Why Congress Falters on Immigration

Tue, Dec 14, 2010

David Leal, PRC Faculty Research Associate and associate professor of Government, debates in the New York Times on the challenges of immigration reform.

Asia-American Men Earn Less than Whites

Mon, Dec 13, 2010

A new study published in the December issue of the American Sociological Review shows that Asian-American men earn less than white men, even among those born in the U.S. ChangHwan Kim, a former PRC Trainee and now an assistant professor at the University of Kansas, and Arthur Sakamoto, PRC Faculty Research Associate and Professor of Sociology at UT-Austin co-authored the study.

Sociology in the News: "Can Money Buy Happiness?"

Thu, Dec 9, 2010

PRC Faculty Research Associate, John Mirowsky, on Fox 7 Good Day Austin

PRC Graduate Student Trainee Awarded Best Undergraduate Paper Based on Work Done as a PRC REU Student

Fri, Oct 29, 2010

Evangeleen Pattison is the first place winner of the 2010 ICPSR Undergraduate Research Paper Competition.

Former PRC Trainee, Maureen Benjamins, PhD, Publishes Book on Urban Health

Fri, Oct 22, 2010

"Urban Health: Combating Disparities with Local Data" is published by Oxford University Press.

PRC Graduate Trainees awarded NSF Doctoral Dissertation Grants

Fri, Oct 15, 2010

Jennifer Augustine and Nicolette Manglos received NSF Doctoral Dissertation Grants.

REU Student, Mateo Clarke, Awarded Best Undergraduate Paper at 2010 Southern Demographic Association meeting

Tue, Oct 12, 2010

Mateo Clarke, 2010 REU student, received the award for outstanding undergraduate paper at the annual meeting of the Southern Demographic Association (SDA), held recently in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Young Faculty Boot Camp: Training Professors to Write Grant Proposals, Win Research Dollars

Mon, Oct 4, 2010

PRC Director and boot camp instructor Mark Hayward trains young faculty members to secure the federal funding that is so vital to their research.

PRC Faculty Research Associates Receive ASA Distinguished Article Awards

Fri, Sep 3, 2010

David Kirk and Rob Crosnoe each received best article awards at this year's American Sociological Association meeting.

Robert Hummer and Christopher Ellison’s new edited book "Religion, Families, and Health" out now

Tue, Aug 3, 2010

This book makes important linkages between religion and family life and religion and health outcomes by bringing together leading social scientists who provide a theoretically rich, methodologically rigorous, and exciting glimpse into a fascinating social institution that continues to be extremely important in the lives of Americans.

ASA Section on Sociology of Population to Host Activities at the ASA Annual Meeting in Atlanta

Tue, Aug 3, 2010

Activities include a reception and awards ceremony, roundables and a business meeting.

REU Program Receives Another 3 Years of Funding

Fri, Jul 30, 2010

Under the leadership of Nestor Rodríguez and Rebecca Torres, NSF funded the REU program "Undergraduate Research in Immigration, Geography, and Race/Ethnicity in the United States."

PRC Trainees Awarded Dissertation Grants

Wed, Jul 14, 2010

Erin Hofman and Cate McNamee received NSF dissertation grants and Nina Wu was awarded an NIH Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.

Toni Falbo Featured in Time Cover Story on Only Children

Fri, Jul 9, 2010

“No one has done more to disprove [the lonely only child] stereotype than Toni Falbo.” Her findings show that “singletons aren’t measurably different from other kids — except that they, along with firstborns and people who have only one sibling, score higher in measures of intelligence and achievement.”

Corrine Reczek Wins ASA Medical Sociology Award

Fri, May 7, 2010

The Louise Johnson Scholar award goes to a PRC Trainee.

Bob Hummer Receives High Honor at 2010 PAA Meeting

Mon, Apr 19, 2010

PAA’s Clifford C. Clogg Award for Early Career Achievement went to the PRC's Bob Hummer.

Catherine E. Ross to Receive the 2010 Leonard I. Pearlin Award

Mon, Apr 12, 2010

The award is given each year for outstanding contributions to the sociological study of mental health.

Professor Emeritus W. Parker Frisbie receives the 2010 Pro Bene Meritis award

Wed, Mar 10, 2010

The Pro Bene Meritis award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas.

Aprile Benner Receives Two Dissertation Awards

Fri, Mar 5, 2010

PRC Postdoctoral Fellow recently received two prestigious awards.