Dr. Feinian Chen has been named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section. GSA is the world's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of again. The GSA fellowship is the highest class of membership in the organization, given to scholars as an acknowledgement of their outstanding work in the field of gerontology.
On Monday, May 2, 2016, sociology professor and director of the Time Use Lab, Dr. Liana Sayer, participated in a congressional briefing, "Where Does the Time Go? Understanding Overwhelmed Wolrking Families through the American Time Use Survey."
Issues related to climate change and clean energy continue to grab headlines and shape political debates in the United States, but are solutions in the form of climate policy getting any closer to becoming reality? A research team from the University of Maryland has received $450,000 from the MacArthur Foundation to take a closer look at how climate policy networks are evolving at both state and federal levels and how these networks are interacting with each other.
Maria-Leticia Gomez, SOCY Class of 1993
Although she’s worked as a broadcast journalist for more than two decades, Maria-Leticia Gomez (SOCY ’93) has always considered herself a sociologist at heart.
“Once you study a social science, you just see the world differently,” said Gomez, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and evening anchor for Univision affiliate KDTV in San Francisco. “You bring more depth to whatever work you do. You have a skill that I think sets you ahead from the rest in the way you perceive things.”
Every year, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) recognizes faculty, staff, and students for their contributions to the college and the department. This year, BSOS has selected four Sociology members to recognize at their spring awards ceremony on April 12.
Dr. Jeff Lucas- Excellence in Research Award
Dr. Rashawn Ray- Excellence in Teaching Award in the Tenure-Track Faculty Category
Joey Brown, PhD Student- Excellence in Teaching Award in the Graduate Teaching Assistant Category
Dr. Feinan Chen- Outstanding Development/Administration Award
Dr. Linda Moghadam- Excellence in Service Award
Congratulations to first year gradaute students Amanda Dewey and Rose Weingartner for receiving Honorable Mentions from the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)!
We would also like to congratulate PhD Candidate, Wendy Laybourn, for receiving an Honorable Mention from the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship!
Congratulations to Dr. Kris Marsh for being selected as a Fulbright Award Recipient! Dr. Marsh will be conducting research in South Africa as part of her award.
Drs. Ruth Zambrana and Rashawn Ray's co-authored article (along with fellow co-authors), "'Don't Leave Us Behind': The Importance of Mentoring for Underrepresented Minority Faculty" was the third most read article in the American Education Research Journal (AERJ).
Meredith Kleykamp & Tom Crosbie Receive Grant from Army Research Institute to Study Evolution of U.S. Military Professionalism
The Army Research Institute has awarded the University of Maryland’s Center for Research on Military Organization (CRMO) an $810,000 grant to conduct a comprehensive study on what it means to be a military professional in the modern century. It will be the first study of its kind on the subject in more than 60 years.