News and Events Archive
2009–10 Faculty Highlights
FACULTY AWARDS AND HONORSProf. 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).
Prof. Noelle Chesley Interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio news feature regarding the economy's effect on marital trends. Listen
Prof. Jennifer Jordon Interviewed in: Black, Jane. "Snob Appeal: Won't Someone Knock Heirloom Tomatoes off Their Pedestal?" Washington Post, August 12, 2009
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2009–10 Fall Sociology Colloquia Series
September: 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: 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