Sociology / behavioral studies

Tenured professor at Boulder says she is being forced out over lecture on prostitution

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Students and alumni rally around tenured professor who says she is being forced out because her lecture about prostitution (in a course on deviance) might make some people uncomfortable.

Study finds choice of major most influenced by quality of intro professor

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Students select or reject majors based in large part on the quality of the first college instructor they have in the discipline, new research finds.

Despite student debt concern, income-based repayment lags

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Despite ever-growing concern about student debt, enrollment lags in federal government programs that tie loan repayment to borrowers' income.

UT-Austin scrutinizes ethics of controversial same-sex parenting study

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UT-Austin launches administrative inquiry into integrity of controversial study about children of same-sex couples.

Twitter explodes with (false) reports that U of Memphis fired a professor. Why?

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Twitter exploded late Tuesday with reports that the U of Memphis had fired a black female sociologist attacked for her comments about white people. The reports were false, but did the university's actions make it look like she'd been fired?

Trinity Institute’s 44th National Theological Conference

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Thu, 01/22/2015 to Sun, 01/25/2015

Location

Broadway at Wall Street Trinity Wall Street
10006 New York , New York
United States

Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities

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Study raises questions about why women are less likely than men to earn tenure at research universities. Hint: It's not research output.

Sociologists analyze access issues in higher education

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Sociologists, in annual meeting focused on economic hardship, consider policies and practices that hinder advancement of low-income students.

Survey shows that job market for sociology faculty positions is improving

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Job market for faculty positions in the discipline is improving, survey finds. But the openings may not match the top interests of new Ph.D.s

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