2009-10 Sociology News and Events Archive

Faculty Awards and Honors

Prof. Pat Goldsmith (UWM), Mary Romero (Arizona State), Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith (University of Arizona), Manuel Escobedo (Mexico City), and Laura Khoury (UW-Parkside) will receive the 2010 Best Article in Latino Studies Award for Ethno-Racial Profiling and State Violence in a Southwest Barrio," published in 2009 in "Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies from the Latino Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).  The award will be made at the annual LASA meeting in early October.

Prof. Jennifer Jordan received one of the 2010 Graduate School/UWM Research Foundation Awards by the Committee of Distinguished Professors and the Dean of the Graduate School.  These awards have been given since 1978 and are designed to "recognize and encourage UWM assistant and associate professors who have demonstrated potential to achieve academic distinction in their academic disciplines through scholarship, creative activity, and the dissemination of knowledge." In recognition of this high honor, Prof. Jordan will received a small cash award, her name put on a plaque in Mitchell Hall, and was honored at a UWM awards ceremony this fall.  

Prof. William Velez was presented with the Latino/a Section Founder's Award at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in August. This is only the second time this prestigious award has been awarded by the section. The committee noted William Velez’s dedicated commitment to the Latino/a Sociology section, including his tremendous service since the section's beginning (as a chair, council member, and now secretary treasurer of the section).

Colloquia Series

September 2009: Pat Rubio Goldsmith, Associate Professor of Sociology, UWM, Colloquium, Perpetuation Theory and the Residential Segregation of Young Adults

September: John Levi Martin, Professor of Sociology, University of California–Berkeley, Fall Distinguished Lecture, From Race To Riches – Fault Lines in the American Political Field

October: Kuang chi Chang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UWM, Colloquium, Friends on the Road: The Relocation of Taiwanese Factories and Production Networks to China

October: Timothy Black, Professor of Sociology, University of Hartford, Presentation on his new book, When a Heart Turns Rock Solid: The Lives of Three Puerto Rican Brothers

November: Cary Gabriel Costello, Associate Prof of Sociology, UWM, The Authentic Self: Avatars and Identity

December: Department Teaching Colloquium

February 2010: Noelle Chesley, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Graduate Student Lunch & Learn, From the Academy to the Job Market: Translating your MA Skills for Potential Employers

March: Sociology Honor Society Alpha Kappa Delta Induction and Awards Ceremony

March:  Marcus Britton, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UWM, Colloquium, Amigos y Barrios: Spatial Assimilation and Anglo-Latino Friendships in Houston

April:  Graduate Students Ashley Milkulyuk, Neil Mrkvicka and ErinMarie Nebel Research Panel

April: Ming Wen, Associate Professor, University of Utah, Spring Distinguished Lecture, The Effects of Childhood, Adult, and Community Socioeconomic Conditions on Health and Mortality among Older Adults in China