Social Forces expands its global reach under Kalleberg’s leadership
The Social Forces remains one of the most influential sociology journals in the world, and under Arne Kalleberg’s editorship the journal has launched several new initiatives to expand its reach within the social sciences and around the globe. Social Forces was founded in 1922 by Howard Odum and has been housed in the UNC Sociology Department since that time.
UNC Sociologists Behind Landmark Study on Adolescent Health Receive Golden Goose Award
Five researchers whose determined pursuit of knowledge about the factors that influence adolescent health led to one of the most influential longitudinal studies of human health—with far-reaching and often unanticipated impacts on society—will receive the first 2016 Golden Goose Award.
The Golden Goose Award honors scientists whose federally funded work may have seemed odd or obscure when it was first conducted but has resulted in significant benefits to society.
Glen Elder to Receive 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award
Glen H. Elder Jr., has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association. The DuBois Award is the discipline’s highest recognition and “honors those ASA member scholars who have shown outstanding commitment to the profession of sociology and whose cumulative work has contributed in significant ways to the advancement of the discipline”.
Born in Dresden, Germany in 1926, Henry Landsberger was part of the Kindertransport that evaculated nearly 10,000 mostly Jewish children to England from German-controlled lands just prior to the start of World War II. For the next ten years, he … Continued
This past summer, one of our majors, Jovonnie Quintero, interned with the Southern Education Leadership Initiative (SELI) through the Southern Education Foundation. Jovonnie is a senior from Phoenix, Arizona double majoring in Sociology and Education. As his internship, he … Continued
Five researchers whose determined pursuit of knowledge about the factors that influence adolescent health led to one of the most influential longitudinal studies of human health—with far-reaching and often unanticipated impacts on society—will receive the first 2016 Golden Goose Award. … Continued
Congratulations to Arne Kalleberg for winning the Carlyle Sitterson Freshman Teaching Award. Arne has taught two First Year Seminars – “Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, No Job” and “The Pursuit of Happiness” – several times each. Chancellor Folt and Provost Dean … Continued
Glen H. Elder Jr., the Howard W. Odum Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the … Continued
Social networks as important as exercise and diet across the span of our lives UNC-Chapel Hill researchers show how social relationships reduce health risk in each stage of life (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Jan. 4, 2016) – The … Continued
Dr. Howard Aldrich didn’t let lack of experience stop him from trying new things at Bowling Green State University. But as he told the University’s newest graduates Dec. 19, he learned some valuable lessons along the way. Aldrich received an … Continued
Gerhard Lenski, 1924-2015 Gerhard (Gerry) Lenski passed away December 7th at his home in Edmonds, Washington. Lenski joined the UNC Sociology Department in 1963 and retired in 1992 as the Alumni Distinguished Professor Sociology. He is best known for his … Continued