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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 
Do the number of divorces actually peak during the holidays? Julie Brines, an associate sociology professor at the UW, analyzed divorce filings in Washington state between 2001 and 2015. Featured on 
Two new books explore how difficult the housing market and criminal justice system make it to climb out of poverty. Featured on 
Brian Wahlberg gives daughter Luciena a good view of the proceedings as the crowd sings at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle.
UW Arts & Sciences faculty members weigh in on whether President-elect Trump's election means doomsday. Featured on