Sociology

Sociology

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Jul 15, 2022
American Sociological Association plans to meet in LA in a few weeks despite fears about the new variant of COVID-19.

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February 9, 2010
In significant shift over time, issues related to faith get more play in top journals, more scholars make religious issues central to their work, and more are getting outside funds.
December 11, 2009
Founder shuts down chain of popular sites where "bored" students can post comments anonymously, following racist spam attack.
December 7, 2009
In 1932, doctors from the U.S. Public Health Service began a study on untreated late-stage syphilis. The doctors were all white men; the study's subjects were all black men, as the doctors believed that the afflicted person's race would have an impact on the progression of the disease. The study included some 400 men who were presumed to have late-stage syphilis, as well as about 200 controls presumed to be free of the disease.
December 4, 2009
At its annual meeting, scholarly association criticizes a Defense Department program that uses social science as a strategic weapon.
December 4, 2009
Professors organize on behalf of Minnesota grad student, whose academic freedom they believe is undercut by prosecutors' demands that he reveal what he knows about underground animal rights activists.
November 20, 2009
Case Western researchers explore whether high-speed networks can improve health care, public safety and graduation rates in the poverty-stricken neighborhoods surrounding its campus.
October 30, 2009
For social scientists starting their careers, creating research models that work is crucial. A new book suggests that they may be unaware of problems they face in part because scholars don't share stories of what didn't work on their projects, and how to deal with particular challenges.
October 2, 2009
Scholar links the continuing economic divides in enrollments to the "adaptation" skills of the upper classes and the availability of spaces.
September 17, 2009
Michigan community college professor bikes across Africa and uses experience to bring broader world view to her small-town students.
August 13, 2009
Sociologists confront “economist envy” and consider their relative lack of influence in Washington.

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