Department News and Announcements Archive
September 2, 2014
Julia Burdick-Will receives the James Coleman Award
At the August 2014 annual meeting, Julia Burdick-Will received the James Coleman Award for Most Outstanding Article from the American Sociological Association section on Sociology of Education for her article “School Violent Crime and Academic Achievement in Chicago”.
Ho-fung Hung in a report in UK’s the Guardian
Ho-fung Hung was interviewed and cited in the September 1, 2014 article, Hong Kong voters ‘would be confused by too many candidates’ Pro-democracy activists escorted from speech by Beijing official, as civil disobedience campaign is launched in city
July 24, 2014
Karl Alexander on Al Jezerra’s America Tonight
Al Jezerra’s America Tonight aired a segment on The Long Shadow with extensive footage of two BSS study participants grown up. Click here for clip.
July 14, 2014
Karl Alexander in CNN Opinion
Urban poverty, in black and white Click here for article
Karl Alexander on MSNBC
Race a Factor for Who’s Lifted From Poverty? Click here for clip Can a Personal Narrative Impact Policy? Click here for clip
June 18, 2014
Andy Cherlin in The Atlantic
The Luxury of Waiting for Marriage to Have Kids Women without college degrees who have children in wedlock are now the exception, not the rule, a new analysis shows.
June 17, 2014
Congratulations to Rina Agarwala on ASA Award
The American Sociological Association announced the award recipients for the Sociology of Development Section. Rina Agarwala received the Book Award for, Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Development in India. New York: Cambridge University Press.
June 11, 2014
Johns Hopkins appoints three new Bloomberg Distinguished Professors
Dear Members of the Johns Hopkins Community: We are delighted to introduce our three newest Bloomberg Distinguished Professors, a group of world-class scholars invited to Johns Hopkins to anchor collaborative, interdisciplinary programs across the university. Patricia Janak, Stephen Morgan, and Kathleen Sutcliffe will become part of the faculty July 1. They join Nobel laureates Peter […]
June 4, 2014
Karl Alexander in Mother Jones
If You’re Born Poor, You’ll Probably Stay That Way
Karl Alexander in the Baltimore Sun
Baltimore study indicates family influences academic, work place success