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Environmental activism works, study shows

Environmental activism works, study shows

June 16, 2015

 

The environmental movement is making a difference – nudging greenhouse gas emissions down in states with strong green voices, according to a Michigan State University (MSU) study. (read full study here)

Social scientist Thomas Dietz and Kenneth Frank, MSU Foundation professor of sociometrics, have teamed up to find a way to tell if a state jumping on the environmental bandwagon can mitigate other human factors – population growth and economic affluence – known to hurt the environment.

Assistant Professor of Sociology of Migration: Migration and Work in New Economies

May 26, 2015

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure-system, position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 16, 2016 in the area of the Sociology of Migration: Migration and Work in New Economies.

MSU Assistant/Associate Professor Job Opening Sociology of Health and Medicine

May 26, 2015

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University seeks candidates for a 9 month tenure-system position in the Sociology of Health and Medicine at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning August 16, 2016.

Mullan 2015-16 President of the North Central Sociological Association

Mullan 2015-16 President of the North Central Sociological Association

March 19, 2015

Brendan Mullian will be the President of the North Central Sociological Association in the 2015-16 academic year.

 

Taylor wins MSU SSC Teacher Award

Taylor wins MSU SSC Teacher Award

March 17, 2015

Dr. Carl Taylor, Department of Sociology, wins MSU College of Social Science Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award. The award will be presented during the College’s 2015 Spring Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. at the Breslin Student Events Center.

Congratulations!

Summer 2015 Online Course Brochure Availabe Here

Summer 2015 Online Course Brochure Availabe Here

March 16, 2015

Summer 2015 Online Course Brochure

Ten Eyck investigates how graffiti is being framed in a public arena

Ten Eyck investigates how graffiti is being framed in a public arena

December 17, 2014

The typical framing is that graffiti is a crime and this is justified through a civic order of worth that fits with the broken window theory. There are, however, instances of graffiti being framed as something else.

Nawyn secures alternate site for protestors of commencement guest speaker George Will

Nawyn secures alternate site for protestors of commencement guest speaker George Will

December 12, 2014

In light of George Will's engagement to speak at the MSU Undergraduate Ceremonies on December 13th, Professor Stephanie Nawyn secures new site for student protestors and their families to celebrate graduation.

Marquart-Pyatt studies politics and climate change

Marquart-Pyatt studies politics and climate change

December 2, 2014

Scientists have presented the most comprehensive evidence to date that climate extremes such as droughts and record temperatures are failing to change people’s minds about global warming.

“The idea that shifting climate patterns are influencing perceptions in the United States – we didn’t find that,” said Marquart-Pyatt, associate professor of sociology. “Our results show that politics has the most important effect on perceptions of climate change.”

 

Mullan invited onto the Editorial Board of Sociological Focus

Mullan invited onto the Editorial Board of Sociological Focus

November 11, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS to Brendan Mullan on being invited onto the Editorial Board of Sociological Focus. The appointment is for a three years term.

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