TheAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS) has elected Distinguished University Professor Stanley Presser as a AAAS Fellow. The AAAS Council annually elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.
How do our social and professional circles affect the way we share and consume information? How might these networks impact climate and energy policymaking? A research team from the University of Maryland received an additional $450,000 from theMacArthur Foundationto examine how climate and energy policy networks are evolving at both state and federal levels in response to the 2016 election. In total, the Foundation has provided $900,000 in research support for the 3-year project.
Social scientists now have an easier, faster way to deliver their research to the people who need it most thanks to a new, open source archive developed through a partnership between the University of Maryland and theCenter for Open Science. Launched in beta version December 7th,SocArXivis a free, non-commercial service that allows for rapid sharing of academic papers, alleviating frustrations caused by sluggish publication processes and paywalls that limit the audience for academic research.
Congratulations to Dr. Rashawn Ray for being selected as a winner of the University of Maryland's Research Communicator Impact Award! Dr. Ray was selected as a recipient for the award because his "proactive approach to sharing research knowledge is a commendable example of our responsibility as a public research university to not only create and understand knowledge, but to disseminate knowldege to solve today's most challenging issues."
The Sociology Department would like to congratulate Dr. Brian Connor, Dr. Kris Marsh, and Dr. Alex Parkhouse for being selected as Most Valuable Professors (MVPs) by the Unviersity of Maryland Athletics Department!
The Department of Sociology would like to congratulate Mark Gross for receiving a post-doctoral fellowship at the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University. Mark will be working on a recently funded NIH project on migration, urbanization and health in South Africa.