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

Mon, Dec 19, 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.


Sociology Chair and Staff in the CLA

Sociology Staff Tour the New Liberal Arts Building

Fri, Nov 11, 2011

Sociology Chair Christine Williams and Staff toured the Liberal Arts Building during its construction.


Graduate student wins Outstanding Paper Award at NASSS

Mon, Nov 7, 2011

Letisha Brown received Barbara A. Brown Outstanding Student Paper Award in master's students section of North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.


"For young evangelicals, can true love wait?" Dr. Mark Regnerus' new book Premarital Sex in America featured in Washington Post

Mon, Nov 7, 2011

Dr. Regnerus' book Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying was recently featured in The Washington Post.


Dr. Javier Auyero interviewed in La Nación

Tue, Nov 1, 2011

Dr. Javier Auyero is interviewed in La Nación, Argentina's second largest newspaper.


Sociology major Margarita Fox recognized for highest female APFT score during Ranger Challenge

Tue, Oct 25, 2011

Sociology undergraduate student Margarita Fox competed this weekend in an intercollegiate event against 7 other schools and scored the single highest physical fitness score of any woman competing.


US Army General Robert Cone, alumnus, and Sociology Department Chair Dr. Christine Williams

Department Chair Christine Williams meets with alumnus General Robert Cone on his visit to UT-Austin

Wed, Oct 12, 2011

Dr. Williams met with four-star Army General Robert Cone during his recent visit to The University.


Dr. Michael Young speaks on Occupy Austin

Tue, Oct 11, 2011

KUT interviews Dr. Young on Occupy Austin as an emerging social movement.


Dr. Debra Umberson Elected as Fellow to Gerontological Society of America

Thu, Sep 22, 2011

Dr. Umberson joins GSA as one of its 2011 elected officers.


Drs. Arthur Sakamoto and ChangHwan Kim Winners of Outstanding Article Award

Thu, Sep 22, 2011

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


Williams receives SWS Feminist Lecturer Award at 2011 ASA conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Christine Williams receives Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award

Wed, Aug 24, 2011

Dr Williams is the 2012 recipient of the Sociologists for Women in Society Distinguished Lectureship Award.


Professor Mark Hayward Named to Prestigious Panel

Tue, Aug 23, 2011

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


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

Tue, Aug 23, 2011

Dr. Crosnoe has been selected to hold honors recognizing outstanding work with undergraduates.


Professor Robert Hummer Chosen to Serve on U.S. Census Committee

Fri, Aug 19, 2011

Dr. Hummer was recently invited by U.S. Census Bureau to serve on the Scientific Advisory Committee.


Dr. Mounira M. Charrad

Professor Mounira M. Charrad Discusses Political Developments in Tunisia, Morocco and Iraq

Tue, Aug 16, 2011

Dr. Charrad talks about factors that contributed to the nation-states' post-colonial development and examines the various elements at play in the Arab Spring.


Graduate Student Named Recipient of William Powers, Jr. Fellowship

Thu, Jul 21, 2011

Nicolette Manglos receives prestigious graduate fellowship from the University.



Graduate Student Receives Honjo International Scholarship

Wed, Jun 29, 2011

Yuka Minagawa receives prestigious award from Honjo International Scholarship Foundation.


Sociology Majors Awarded Prestigious Hibbs Scholarship

Wed, Jun 15, 2011

Jean Carlos Nava and David Hee Oh received Hibbs Scholarship for 2011-12.


Bridging the Longevity Gap: Sociologists Seek to Increase Life Expectancies for African Americans, Hispanics

Wed, Jun 1, 2011

Dr. Robert Hummer researches disparities in life expectancies between racial groups in the United States.


Dr. Sheldon Ekland-Olson and students at the Holloway Award reception on May 16, 2011, at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

Dr. Sheldon Ekland-Olson receives Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence

Thu, May 5, 2011

Dr. Ekland-Olson is the 2011 recipient of the Jean Holloway Award for Teaching Excellence in Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences.


Meredith Martin Rountree was awarded the American Bar Foundation Doctoral Fellowship

Thu, May 5, 2011

Graduate student and current Hogg Foundation Fellow Meredith Rountree was awarded the American Bar Foundation Doctoral Fellowship.


Sociology majors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Tue, Apr 19, 2011

Eight Sociology majors have been recently elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.


Sociology Graduate Student Featured in Daily Texan

Tue, Mar 8, 2011

Student Angela Frederick will participate in The Blind Cafe from March 24-26 at St. Martin's Lutheran Church


2010-11 PhD Placements

Wed, Feb 9, 2011

Sociology students obtain tenure-track positions at universities


Dr Jacqueline Angel receives 2010 GSA Senior Service Scholar Award

Wed, Jan 26, 2011

Dr Angel is honored by the Gerontological Society of America for her work on health inequalities among older adults



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