• Undergrad Honors Students Present Senior Theses

    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 Launches New Health and Society Minor

    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

  • Richard Simpson 1929-2017

    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

  • Statement on Silent Sam

    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

  • CPC and Sociology Celebrate Ron Rindfuss’s Career

    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

  • Hummer co-leads new training program: “From Biological to Social Processes: Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course Research”

    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

  • Entwisle Co-Leads Research and Training Partnership: “Confronting Energy Poverty”

    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

  • UNC and Fudan Faculty Exchange in Shanghai

    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

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