Events to check out on April 24

Departmental Awards & Graduation Celebration
Monday, April 24th
12 – 1:30pm @ BSB 4105

Join the Sociology Department as we announce our departmental awards and celebrate our B.A, M.A, and Ph.D. graduates! Lunch will be provided. (RSVP to:

Not only will we be celebrating graduates at all three levels of our program, we will be honoring 6 individuals with excellence in sociology. Awards include:

  • David P. Street Dissertation Prize in Engaged Sociology
    • For an outstanding dissertation completed since August 2015 that directly addresses engaged sociology
  • David P. Street Masters Paper Prize
    • To recognize an excellent Masters paper completed since August 2015
  • Patrick Juris Memorial Undergraduate Student Award
    • To recognize a senior who has achieved academic excellence in sociology
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award
    • To recognize a graduate student who excels in teaching
  • Rue Bucher Memorial Award for Qualitative Studies in Social Process
    • To recognize graduate students using qualitative or field methods in their research
  • R. Stephen Warner Faculty Award
    • To recognize a faculty member who has achieved excellence in teaching sociology 

Web Scraping Webinar (free)
Monday, April 24th
4 – 5:30pm @ BSB 4102

Do you use social media in your research? Do you study culture? Are you interested in big data? If so, you may benefit from a webinar being offered by the American Association for Public Opinion Research on how to use R to extract data from the internet (“web scraping”).

We will be showing a free recording of the webinar in our department, generously sponsored by our local AAPOR member! For more info, follow this link (but ignore the date on the site, since we’ll be watching a recording). 



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