December 18, 2013
A new sociology section newsletter is now connected with our Department (see here) (The website announces this and includes a linked posting of the premiere issue, which is 26 pages long.) Mike Sobocinski and Dr. Brendan Mullan are the editors of this new publication, which just started up this month.
December 16, 2013
Here are the Spartans for Dogs, working on an animal education and anti-violence project for athletes (pictured from left to right: Shilique Calhoun, Professor Carl Taylor, Seung-won Choi, Darqueze Dennard).
June 6, 2013
A team of MSU's professors and scientists will start working on a project to find ways that could help reduce farm pollution starting in July.
May 28, 2013
An article titled "The politics of saving energy vs. saving the planet" discusses a study by Drs. Tom Dietz and Aaron McCright and graduate student Christina Leshko that shows there’s a difference between supporting energy-efficient policy and energy-efficient products, saying that both are affected by politics.
May 28, 2013
McCright, along with Dr. Riley E. Dunlap, received this distinguised award that is presented every two years at the Midwest Sociological Society conference.
March 4, 2013
Same-sex cohabitors report poorer health than their different-sex married counterparts at the same levels of socioeconomic status—according to a new national study led by Dr. Hui Liu.
October 16, 2012
Dr. Hui (Cathy) Liu has been selected to receive the National Council on Family Relations Professional Paper Award for her paper entitled "Marital Dissolution and Self-Rated Health: Age Trajectories and Birth Cohort Variations" published in the the Family and Health Section journal of Social Science & Medicine in 2012.
October 4, 2012
Congratulations to Cameron T. Whitley, current sociology Ph.D. student at Michigan State University and Eleanor A. Hubbard, Senior Instructor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, longtime friends that have co-authored this anthology: a unique sampling of Trans-Kin voices as they tell their life experiences and a resource for SOFFA's (Significant Others, Family members, Friends and Allies) as they come to terms with the transgender status of loved ones.
July 18, 2012
Sociology graduate student, Jennifer Wray, along with Siddharth Chandra, and Goran Kuljanin, published an abstract on the estimates of worldwide mortality from the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, which vary widely, from 15 million to 100 million.
July 17, 2012
Hiu Liu, along with Corinne Reczek of the University of Cincinnati, conducted a large national study finding that black people who are married don't appear to live any longer than black couples who simply live together, suggesting marriage doesn't boost longevity for blacks the way it does for whites.