Penn Sociology News

January 25, 2016

The Washington Post quoted Lecturer Steve Viscelli with his take on the trucking industry and its economics. His book, The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream is set to be released mid-April.

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January 19, 2016

Camille Charles gave a podcast in honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 14 with SAS Frontiers to discuss the impact Dr. King had on social movements and where America stands now.

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January 13, 2016

Ross Koppel wrote in The Health Care Blog in response to an earlier article by Mark L. Graber et al. about electronic health records and suits of malpractice.

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January 13, 2016

Dorothy Roberts, along with Penn Law colleague Jeffrey Vagle, discussed the cycle of racial surveillance in The Hill earlier this week.

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January 12, 2016

The Department of Sociology regrets to announce the passing of Ivar Berg at age 87. Ivar was an Emeritus Professor who had appointments as department chair, as well as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences during his time at Penn. His obituary, published in The New York Times, can be found at the following link.

Ivar Berg (1929-2016)

December 18, 2015

Doğa Kerestecioğlu spoke with SAS Frontiers about what comes next after a revolution along with pathways used to establish stabilization in nations.

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December 18, 2015

The New York Times featured work done by Annette Lareau on child-rearing and socioeconomic status.

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December 15, 2015

Tukufu Zuberi recently spoke with The Philadelphia Tribune about the role Africa plays globally and how the country has helped to shape world history.

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December 10, 2015

 Research conducted by Jerry A. Jacobs and Kathleen Gerson (sociologist, NYU) on the changing attitudes of working parents was discussed in the New York Times' "Modern Families" column.

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December 2, 2015

In a paper responding to points made by Drs Hardeep Singh and Dean Sittig, Ross Koppel talks building upon the framework created for Electronic Health Records.

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December 2, 2015

 A recent paper written by Charles Bosk was published earlier this month. It discusses the 'rising tide' phenomenon.

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November 25, 2015

Grace Kao was honored by the Trustees' Council of Penn Women earlier this month - here are some photos from the event.

Photos from TCPW

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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