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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Location: Campus Wide

The President’s Oversight Committee on Diversity and Inclusion has planned a number of activities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to both celebrate the diversity that currently exists on our campus and to reflect on how Notre Dame might become even more welcoming and inclusive.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Daniel Menchik - "The Dynamics of Professional Status Competitions"

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Location: 319 Hammes Mowbray

The Once-in-a-Great-While Microsociology Workshop announces its inaugural speaker, as well as its final speaker for the year:

Daniel Menchik
Michigan State University

"The Dynamics of Professional Status Competitions"

Thursday March 31, 2016
10-11:30 a.m. in 319 Hammes Mowbray

Abstact: This paper develops a theory of professional status competition that takes account of the multiple ways professionals evaluate each other. It describes individuals’ competition within a profession in an economy of exchange that is essentially political in nature. This economy operates through the mechanism of communication about competitors’ technical and interpersonal practices across venues of interaction. Professionals observe others’ practices and assess them according to their own social location in the profession, validating or invoking skepticism about competitors’ practices depending on whether doing so places them at personal risk of losing status. Implications for understanding professional stratification and the spread of knowledge are proposed.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Senior Thesis Reception 2016

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Location: O'Shaughnessy Great Hall

Dean John McGreevy will honor the accomplishments of undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Letters by hosting a reception for students completing a senior thesis project, as well as their thesis advisers or mentors.…

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Senior Thesis Poster Session

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Location: Great Hall - O'Shaughnessy Hall

Please join us for the Department of Sociology Senior Thesis Poster Session and Alpha Kappa Delta Induction Ceremony

Alpha Kappa Delta Induction Ceremony at 2:30pm and Senior Thesis Poster Session to follow.

Refreshments will be served…

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Center for the Study of Social Movements' McCarthy Award Lecture

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Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium

Kathleen Blee is the 2016 recipient of the John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior. The award honors scholars who over the course of their careers have made outstanding contributions to scholarly literature concerned with social movements, protest, collective violence, riots, and other types of collective behavior.…

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Commencement Information

Location: University of Notre Dame

As Commencement approaches, please review the recently updated Commencement website, where you will find important information pertaining to the schedule, student instructions, cap and gown, ticket distribution, and more. 

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2016 SOCIOLOGY GRADUATION BRUNCH AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY

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Location: Main Dining Area of the North Dining Hall

You and your guests are invited to the Sociology Graduation Brunch and Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 10:30am- 12:00pm in the Main Dining Area of the North Dining Hall.

We will be honoring our:
GRADUATING SENIORS
SENIOR THESIS WRITERS
MARGARET EISCH AWARD WINNER
SENIOR ESSAY AWARD WINNER

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Welcome Weekend

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Orientation weekend is held each fall to introduce parents and students to campus life and to help them become more familiar with the University of Notre Dame. Among the planned activities across campus are:

  • official welcome
  • academic exploration sessions
  • orientation with dorm rectors
  • student services open houses

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday Scholar Series-“What Judges Want: Goals and Personality on the U.S. Supreme Court”

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

9.10.16 (vs. Nevada)

“What Judges Want: Goals and Personality on the U.S. Supreme Court”

Matthew E.K. Hall, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

U.S. Supreme Court justices are often viewed as rational actors who strategically pursue multiple goals, including policy influence, collegiality, and leisure. Yet these models rarely account for the possibility that justices with different personalities prioritize different goals. In this study, I use an automated textual analysis program to estimate “Big Five” personality scores for U.S. Supreme Court justices. I find that the justices’ personality traits are associated with a variety of judicial behaviors.…

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Saturday Scholar Series-“How Stress Gets Under the Skin: Implications for Health and Well-Being”

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

9.17.16 (vs. Michigan State)

Game at 7:30 p.m.; lecture at 4 p.m.

“How Stress Gets Under the Skin: Implications for Health and Well-Being”

Cindy Bergeman, Professor, Department of Psychology

Why do some individuals age more successfully than others? Professor Bergeman investigates the interplay among stress, resilience mechanisms, and health and well-being outcomes in young, middle-aged, and older adults. Her work is funded by multiple research grants from the National Institute of Aging.…

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday Scholar Series-“Broadcasting the Bicentennial Birthday Bash: History, Myth, and Ideology in Television’s Celebration of 1776”

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

9.24.16 (vs. Duke)

“Broadcasting the Bicentennial Birthday Bash: History, Myth, and Ideology in Television’s Celebration of 1776”

Christine Becker, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre

Accompanied by rare clips from the prestigious Peabody Awards Collection, this presentation will analyze how television programming from across the United States in 1976 celebrated and interrogated the 200 years of history that followed July 4, 1776, and prompted reflection on the state of the nation’s past, present, and future through interwoven national, cultural, and religious symbols.…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

“Bees to a Flower: Desire, Risk, and Cultural Friction in Malawi's AIDS Epidemic”

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Location: Montgomery Theater - LaFortune Student Center

Fall Colloquium Series in Sociology

Margaret Frye, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Princeton University

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“Bees to a Flower: Desire, Risk, and Cultural Friction in Malawi's AIDS Epidemic”

Margaret Frye's research focuses on a fundamental problem at the intersection of demography and cultural sociology: how does culture influence the plans and choices of individuals, producing the patterned behavior that we observe? She examines how socially structured standards of morality influence life course decision-making in contexts undergoing rapid cultural change. At each milestone on the transition to adulthood–continuing in school, starting a serious relationship, and having sex– her work demonstrates that individuals shape and reshape their life trajectories in accordance with these moral frames. Frye's empirical research has primarily been based in Malawi, where she looked at the influence of culture on educational choices, romantic experiences, and, most recently, men’s evaluations of women’s sexual desirability.…

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Saturday Scholar Series-“Flooding the Desert: Faith-Based Mobilizing to Save Lives Along the Arizona-Sonora Border”

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

10.15.16 (vs. Stanford)

Game at 7:30 p.m.; lecture at 4 p.m.

“Flooding the Desert: Faith-Based Mobilizing to Save Lives Along the Arizona-Sonora Border”

Kraig Beyerlein, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Drawing on a large number of original interviews and surveys, this talk focuses on the emergence and growth of the faith-based movement in Southern Arizona to save the lives of undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran desert. Mainline Protestant and Catholic congregations led the way in both phases of this movement. Professor Beyerlein will also discuss resistance to humanitarian efforts along the border as well as how secular participants have been changed through their life-saving work with faith communities.…

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday Scholar Series-“Representing Latinos in Television’s New Golden Age”

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

10.29.16 (vs. Miami)

“Representing Latinos in Television’s New Golden Age”

Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor, Department of American Studies

Although television have narratives become more complex and innovative in this so-called “new golden age” of the medium, representations of Latinos on TV have largely remained relegated to tired but familiar stereotypes. This talk interrogates how and why the creators of otherwise imaginative cultural texts continue to propagate these stereotypical visions of Latinos and Latinas and challenges viewers to consider the deeper meanings of popular series like Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black.…

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Stefanie DeLuca, Ph.D.: “Coming of Age in the Other America”

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Location: Remick Commons in Visitation Hall

Monday, November 7, 2016 Stefanie DeLuca, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology Poverty & Inequality Research Lab
Johns Hopkins University
“Coming of Age in the Other America”
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Remick Commons…

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Doug Lauen, Ph.D.:

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Location: 1024 Flanner Hall

Monday, November 14, 2016 Doug Lauen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Public Policy
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
“Title TBA”
3:00pm - 4:30pm

#1024 Flanner Hall…

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Saturday Scholar Series-“Monk’s Tale: The Presidential Years”

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Location: Snite Museum of Art

11.19.16 (vs. Virginia Tech)

“Monk’s Tale: The Presidential Years”

Father Edward A. “Monk” Malloy, President Emeritus

Father Monk Malloy, C.S.C., will reflect back on his 18 years as Notre Dame’s 16th president, drawing on his recently published book. He will offer a highly personal account of both the challenges and the manifest achievements during his time as president.…

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