Sociology’s new Health and Society minor has a threefold mission to provide students with: 1) an opportunity to examine contemporary population health patterns and trends in the US and around the world; 2) an understanding of the social construction of health and illness in modern societies; and 3) a grounding in sociological concepts and theories so that they can apply them to the study of population health. Read More
CPC and Sociology Celebrate Ron Rindfuss’s Career
On the cusp of Ron Rinduss’s retirement, the Carolina Population Center and Department of Sociology celebrated his many contributions to sociology, demography, and UNC at a recent event. The celebration also marked the launch of the Ronald R. Rindfuss Sociology Trainee in Population Science Award in honor of his research and mentoring career. Donations will allow CPC and Sociology to recruit exemplary sociology applicants with a strong interest in population science.
Elizabeth Frankenberg Joins UNC as Professor of Sociology and Director of CPC
Elizabeth Frankenberg joins UNC as Professor of Sociology and Director of the Carolina Population Center. She is a distinguished sociologist and demographer whose scholarship focuses on family, health, natural disasters, public policy, and well-being. Frankenberg has directed major longitudinal studies in Indonesia including the Indonesian Family Life Survey and the Study of the Tsunami Aftermath and Recovery, funded by grants from NIA and NICHD. Her papers have appeared in the leading social science journals for population, health, geography, and related fields. In addition, she is active and plays important leadership roles in the Population Association of America and the American Sociological Association, and she was recently elected as Chair of the Population Section of the ASA.
This year, we continued the tradition of holding a joint research symposium with Duke to have our undergraduate Honors students from both Duke and UNCpresent their senior theses. Claire Chipman and Howard Aldrich accompanied UNC’s students to Dukecheer them on. … Continued
Sociology’s new Health and Society minor has a threefold mission to provide students with: 1) an opportunity to examine contemporary population health patterns and trends in the US and around the world; 2) an understanding of the social construction of … Continued
After a period of declining health, Dr. Richard Lee (Dick) Simpson passed away in his sleep on December 30. The son of Donald Dake and Lottie Lee Simpson, he was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland and graduated in 1946 from … Continued
We join students, faculty, alumni and other members of the Carolina community in calling for the removal of “Silent Sam” from a central place on our campus. This position is rooted in our perspective as sociologists and as faculty concerned … Continued
On the cusp of Ron Rindfuss’s retirement, the Carolina Population Center and Department of Sociology celebrated his many contributions to sociology, demography, and UNC at a recent event. The celebration also marked the launch of the Ronald R. Rindfuss Sociology … Continued
Allison Aiello (Department of Epidemiology) and Robert Hummer (Department of Sociology) are the principal investigators of CPC’s new NICHD-funded training program, “From Biological to Social Processes: Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course Research.” The National Institutes of Health has called for … Continued
With colleagues from Public Policy and Geography, Professor Barbara Entwisle has been awarded a US$4.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) program. The grant titled “Confronting Energy Poverty: Building an Interdisciplinary Evidence … Continued
To promote academic exchange and collaboration between Fudan and UNC, a delegation from UNC Sociology (Kenneth (Andy) Andrews, Arne Kalleberg, Jacqueline Hagan and Yong Cai) visited the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Fudan University in Shanghai China … Continued