Gerhard Lenski, 1924-2015

December 8, 2015

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

Robert Hummer to join UNC Sociology Department

January 27, 2015

Robert (Bob) Hummer will be joining the UNC Sociology Department July 2015 as the Howard W. Odum Professor of Sociology and a fellow of the Carolina Population Center. Hummer is a sociologist and demographer whose research centers on health and mortality … Continued

Kathie Harris Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

October 20, 2014

The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected today bring the total number of active … Continued

Claire Yang wins PAA’s Early Achievement Award

October 20, 2014

Claire Yang has won the 2014 Population Association of America Early Achievement Award. The award recognizes the career of a promising scholar who is a member of PAA and who received the Ph.D. in the previous ten years.  The Award … Continued