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PRC's Health & Mortality Research Lab Featured on CoLA's Website

Fri, Dec 16, 2011

Professors Hayward, Hummer and Umberson run research lab meetings to foster graduate students' work in health disparities.

Population Research Center Awarded Texas Reproductive Health Policy Evaluation Grant

Mon, Nov 28, 2011

A team of researchers at the Population Research Center, led by Professor of Sociology and PRC Faculty Research Associate Joseph Potter, has been awarded a three year, $1.9 million grant to study the impact of legislation affecting reproductive health enacted during the 2011 Texas Legislative Session.

PRC Alumnae Publish ASR Paper on Decision-Making

Thu, Nov 10, 2011

Jenny Trinitapoli ('07) and Sara Yeatman ('08) address how young adults in Malawi think about AIDS and childbearing.

Joseph Lariscy Awarded Best Graduate Student Paper at 2011 SDA Meeting

Thu, Oct 27, 2011

The Everett S. Lee Graduate Student Paper Award went to Joseph Lariscy for his paper “The Long Plume of Childhood: Cigarette Smoking throughout the Life Course and Adult Mortality.”

REU student, Olivia Healy, awarded Best Undergraduate Paper at 2011 Southern Demographic Association meeting

Mon, Oct 24, 2011

Olivia Healy, 2011 REU student, received the award for outstanding undergraduate paper at the annual meeting of the Southern Demographic Association held in Tallahassee, Florida.

Carolyn J. Heinrich Joins LBJ School and PRC Faculty

Thu, Sep 22, 2011

Renowned scholar and researcher Carolyn J. Heinrich has joined the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs faculty as the Sid Richardson Professor in Public Affairs. She is also a faculty research associate at the Population Research Center.

Middle-Aged Mothers and Fathers Only As Happy As Their Least Happy Grown Child

Fri, Sep 2, 2011

Karen Fingerman and colleagues found that the parents' emotional well-being and life satisfaction remain linked to their grown children's successes and problems - particularly their least-happy offspring.

Robert Crosnoe Awarded Dads' Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship and Nominated by Services for Students with Disabilities

Fri, Sep 2, 2011

The award recognizes outstanding work with undergraduate students. Crosnoe has also been nominated by UT-Austin students as a faculty member who has offered support and guidance to students with disabilities.

Arthur Sakamoto and Colleague Winners of Outstanding Article Award

Fri, Sep 2, 2011

Arthur Sakamoto and ChangHwan Kim won the 2011 Outstanding Article Award from the Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association.

UT Research Leads to New Law Protecting Working Families

Tue, Aug 23, 2011

Rebecca Torres, as well as other faculty and many students from the Department of Geography & The Environment, contributed to a collaborative research project that played a key role in passing a new state law in Texas.

Leticia Marteleto to Serve on PAA Committee

Tue, Aug 23, 2011

She will serve a 3-year term on the committee to select the Dorothy S. Thomas Award for the best graduate student paper that explores the interrelationships among social, economic and demographic variables.

Studies Investigate Links between Sexual Relationships and Teen Delinquency and between Cognitive Abilities and Sexual Debut

Tue, Aug 23, 2011

Paige Harden and colleagues found that sexually active teens in committed, romantic relationships are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior than teens who have casual sex. A related study dispelled a commonly held theory that smart teens delay sex.

Dan Hamermesh: Beauty Pays

Fri, Aug 19, 2011

The best looking people earn an extra $250,000, on average, during their careers than the least attractive people and are more likely to remain employed, get promoted and even secure loans, according to a new book by Daniel Hamermesh.

Robert Hummer Chosen to Serve on the Census Committee

Fri, Aug 19, 2011

Professor of sociology and PRC faculty research associate Robert Hummer chosen to serve a 3-year term on the Census’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

Graduate Student Trainee Named Recipient of William Powers, Jr. Fellowship

Tue, Jul 26, 2011

Nicolette Manglos receives prestigious graduate fellowship from the University.

Mark Hayward Named to Prestigious Panel

Tue, Jul 19, 2011

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program has named Mark Hayward to its National Advisory Committee.

Bridging the Longevity Gap: Investigating Life Expectancy for Blacks, Hispanics and Whites

Mon, Jul 18, 2011

Robert Hummer and Juanita Chinn research disparities in life expectancies between racial groups in the United States.

The Son of Texas: W. Parker Frisbie Inspires Colleagues and Students

Mon, Jul 18, 2011

To carry on his legacy, Frisbie’s colleagues created an endowment in his honor to support faculty and student research in the Sociology Department and the PRC.

Cynthia Osborne Leads Project on Educator Effectiveness & Quality (PEEQ)

Mon, Jul 18, 2011

The LBJ School's PEEQ research team also includes PRC faculty research associate Paul von Hippel.

PRC Trainee Awarded 2-year Scholarship

Wed, Jun 29, 2011

Yuka Minagawa receives prestigious award from Honjo International Scholarship Foundation.

Former REU Student Chosen for Prestigious Scholars Program

Wed, Jun 29, 2011

Denise Vasquez Selected as a 2011 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholar.

Summer 2011 Doug Forbes Graduate Research Awards

Mon, May 16, 2011

Doug Forbes research grants awarded to three PRC graduate students.

Fitting In, Standing Out

Tue, May 10, 2011

Robert Crosnoe's book, "Fitting In, Standing Out" (Cambridge University Press), reveals the long term impact of being socially marginalized in high school.

Leticia Marteleto Selected as Member of IUSSP Panel

Mon, May 9, 2011

Assistant professor of sociology and PRC faculty research associate Leticia Marteleto is now a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) Scientific Panel on Young People’s Life Course in Developing Countries.

Jacqui Angel Writes about Her Work with Elderly Latinos on UT's Know Page

Tue, May 3, 2011

Professor of sociology and public affairs and PRC faculty research associate Jacqui Angel discusses the health and living arrangements of elderly Latinos in the U.S.

Kelly Crews' Research in Botswana Featured on UT Home Page

Thu, Apr 21, 2011

Kelley Crews, an associate professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment and a PRC faculty research associate, is currently conducting several research projects about the interactions of the people and the environment in the Okavango Delta.

Festschrift for Aletha Huston to Held May 9

Fri, Apr 15, 2011

The celebration of Aletha Huston's career is titled "Societal Contexts of Development: Using Research to Improve Children’s Lives"

Elizabeth Gershoff's Work on Spanking Featured on UT Home Page

Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Human Ecology professor and PRC faculty research associate Elizabeth Gershoff focuses on the impact of spanking on children and why it's an unacceptable means of discipline.

Evangeleen Pattison Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowship

Fri, Apr 8, 2011

PRC graduate student trainee Eve Pattison to receive a 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Jacqui Angel Receives NIH Grant to Research Long-Term Care in Older Mexican-American Families

Tue, Mar 29, 2011

Dr. Angel will lead a team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles, and Florida State University to study the risk of long-term care in older Mexican-American families.

PRC Had Large Presence at 2011 PAA Annual Meeting

Fri, Mar 25, 2011

51 Faculty Research Associates and Graduate Student Trainess from the PRC will participate in the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, March 30 to April 1 in Washington, DC.

Elizabeth Gershoff on Fox 7 News Discussing Educational Readiness of Military Recruits

Thu, Feb 17, 2011

A recent report by the Education Trust found that 20% of high school graduates cannot pass the Armed Forces Qualifications Test.

Memorial Service for Professor Emeritus Norval Glenn in March

Thu, Feb 17, 2011

Norval Glenn, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and PRC affliate, passed away on Feb. 15. A memorial honoring his academic achievements will be held March 4.