July 31, 2015
When this week began, chances are high that you’d never heard of Cecil the lion, the beloved big cat of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. But by now, you’ve likely heard of his death. What motivates Palmer and other trophy hunters, as they’re called, to fly thousands of miles and spend tens of thousands of dollars, all for the sake of killing an animal like Cecil?
July 9, 2015
When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a national study led by Dr. Hui Liu.
Interestingly, though, neither childhood nor adult stress was associated with weight gain for men.
The federally funded study, which appears online in the journal Social Science & Medicine, is the first to examine such lifelong consequences of stress on weight change. (read full story from MSU Today).
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.
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.
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.
March 19, 2015
Brendan Mullian will be the President of the North Central Sociological Association in the 2015-16 academic year.
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.
March 16, 2015
Summer 2015 Online Course Brochure
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.
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.