Sociologists Present Their Research on Capitol Hill

The 21st Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill, “Investments in STEM Research and Education: Fueling American Innovation,” was held on April 29, 2015. Sociologists Laurel Smith-Doerr (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), Kathleen Tierney (University of Colorado-Boulder), and Nnenia Campbell (University of Colorado-Boulder, MFP cohort 41) presented their research at the […]

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My Reflections on Patterson

By Dr. Julia McQuillan, Guest Blog Contributor Several exchanges that I’ve had with physical scientists in a broad range of fields, plus working on identifying internship opportunities for our undergraduate sociology majors, have made me think hard about promoting and applying sociology. Orlando Patterson’s recent Chronicle of Higher Education article titled “How Sociologists Made Themselves […]

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“Three Missouri Mikes” in NYC on October 23rd:

Come see a panel discussion co-sponsored by Contexts Magazine on “Three Missouri Mikes” moderated by Contexts board member and Guardian columnist Steven Thrasher. Buzzfeed editor Saeed Jones, Buzzfeed writer Joel Anderson, WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal, and Yale graduate student Keahnan Washington will discuss how the American media covered Michael Sam (the first openly gay NFL […]

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Social Science Matters

In late April 2014 the National Science Board (NSB), which is the governing board of the National Science Foundation, submitted a highly unusual statement to Congress in response to pending FIRST Act legislation. The NSB argued that the FIRST Act’s “specification of budget allocations to each NSF Directorate would significantly impede NSF’s flexibility to deploy […]

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