Penn Sociology News

November 25, 2015

 The American Sociological Association's quarterly magazine Contexts features Melissa Wilde and Sabrina Danielsen's article, "Fewer and Better Children: Race, Class, Religion, and Birth Control Reform in America."

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November 19, 2015

Earlier this month Penn Current discussed David Grazian's newest book, American Zoo which shows a side of zoos in the United States that the general public are not privy to.

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November 19, 2015

Penn News featured the work of Emilio Parrado, Chenoa Flippen, and Amada Armenta in conjunction with postdoc Heidy Sarabia and Ph.D. candidate Edith Gutierrez on Latino migration in Philadelphia. 

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November 13, 2015

Grace Kao discussed disparities among education, wealth, and race in the latest edition of Omnia. Grace's article begins on p. 35 of the magazine.

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November 13, 2015

Hans-Peter Kohler, in conjunction with Jere Behrman, examined ways to better serve global development in the future in the latest edition of Omnia. Their article begins on p. 24 of the magazine.

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November 13, 2015

Jason Schnittker, along with three other SAS faculty members, gave input to mass incarceration in relation to their disciplines in the latest edition of Omnia. Jason's piece begins on p. 19 of the magazine.

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November 12, 2015

Ross Koppel spoke with FiveThirtyEight about improvements that could be made to electronic health records (EHRs) for better usage.

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November 9, 2015

SAS Frontiers featured Tukufu Zuberi for his international work relating to African Independence in context.

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November 6, 2015

Penn Current featured Michel Guillot and his work with UNICEF and other United Nations groups in helping to better analyze the global child mortality rate for more definitive results.

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November 5, 2015

Jerry A. Jacobs was interviewed on The Briefing, a national SiriusXM show produced by Dartmouth College. The discussion focused on the work and family issues raised by Paul Ryan's insistence on spending weekends home with his family and teenage children. 

October 29, 2015

Professor of Sociology, Education, and Asian American Studies Grace Kao will be honored on November 6 by the Trustees' Council of Penn Women (TCPW) with the council's 25 Anniversary Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.

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October 28, 2015

Sociology/ Demography Ph.D student Yeonjin Lee's September 2015 article, published in the American Journal of Public Health, "Effects of Racial Predjudice on the Health of Communities: A Multilevel Survival Analysis," was highlighted on Reuters last month.

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October 26, 2015

Melissa Wilde and Sabrina Danielsen (Ph.D., '14) were awarded the Distinguished Article Award on October 23rd by the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) for their article "Fewer and Better Children: Race, Class, Religion, and Birth Control Reform in America." This is the third accolade this piece has received since being published in May of 2014.

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October 23, 2015

Ross Koppel provided insight on electronic health records (EHRs) and their effects on medicine for The New England Journal of Medicine.

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October 23, 2015

Tukufu Zuberi was recently on PBS's Tavis Smiley show and gave insight to what could help society grow intellectually in the future through different types of media outlets. Penn News featured Zuberi's interview earlier this week.

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October 20, 2015

Vani Kulkarni recently discussed microfinance and gender in specific Asian countries, mainly India. The article highlights advantages and disadvantages of microfinance on self-help groups and local economies.

 

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October 14, 2015

The Washington Post recently featured David Grazian's new book, American Zoo: A Sociological Safari.

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October 13, 2015

Samuel Preston and Sociology/Demography alum Andrew Stokes ('14) were recently featured in Penn News discussing their research on the effect that obesity has on people with cardiovascular disease.

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October 12, 2015

Tukufu Zuberi was recently interviewed on the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS to discuss his book and film, African Independence.

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October 2, 2015

Vani Kulkarni, a lecturer in the department, recently published (along with Raghav Gaiha, from the Global Aging Programme at the Harvard School of Public Health) an op-ed for Inter Press Service discussing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) that were adopted in the United Nations Summit in September. This summit was attended by Prime Ministers, Presidents, and Pope Francis.

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