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Hawthorne&McElvaine Recieve Bonderman's
Congratulations to two of our Sociology Majors!   Saige Hawthorne (on right) and Havana McElvaine (on left) both received Bonderman Travel Fellowships for next year.  As Bonderman Fellows, Saige and Havana are provided stipends for a minimum of 8 months of travel with the only mandate being that they visit at least two regions of the globe.   The Fellows are meant to travel alone and experience... Read more
When Professor Alexes Harris learned she had cancer, she knew she was in a fight for her life. But she didn't realize how difficult it would be to find a bone marrow match. Featured on KUOW 
Edwards accepts post-doc
Frank has accepted a Post-Doc position at Cornell University.   Frank will be joining the Bronfenrenner Center for Translational Research in Cornell's College of Human Ecology as a postdoctoral associate, and will be working with the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect.  He’ll be continuing working on projects strongly connected to his dissertation...looking at the causes and... Read more
Cadigan Receives NSF
Michele has been awarded an NSF-Graduate Fellowship.  This provides her three years of funding for her graduate studies.  Her projects’ title: "A Social Network Analysis of the Prison Reentry Process: Understanding the Rumor Mill."  
Raftery Awarded St. Patrick's Day Medal
On March 15th the Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, presented Adrian with the St. Patrick's Day Medal at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.  The award is given by the Science Foundation Ireland to honor Irish-born scientists who live and work in the United States. The award acknowledges Adrian's numerous contributions to statistics and to substantive areas in sociology, demography, weather... Read more
"A major detractor to Americans’ sex lives has been the rising necessity of the two-income family, said Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington." Featured on... Read more
Paul Burstein, professor emeritus of sociology, studies social movements and protests. He says demonstrations alone are likely too predictable to have an effect here. Featured on 
Last week King County embarked on a census project one demographer described in understated terms as “challenging” — a count of people experiencing homelessness. Featured on 
Paul Burstein, UW professor emeritus of sociology and adjunct professor of political science, and Mark Smith, professor of political science, discuss President Obama's farewell address. Featured on 
Experts have long known that perceived peril can blind people to their surroundings. Jonathan Wender, lecturer of sociology and law, societies and justice at the UW, is quoted. Featured on