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    Scott Lynch, one of the world’s leading experts on the demography of aging, is coming to Duke from Princeton. He brings additional expertise in social epidemiology and Bayesian statistical methods to our department.

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    Tiantian Yang is the newest addition to Duke Sociology.  She is an economic sociologist studying entrepreneurship and inequality. Her work examines the structural antecedents of entrepreneurship, and the consequences of entrepreneurship for social stratification.

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    Jen’nan Read is the lead author in a forthcoming article in the Qatar Medical Journal that examines migrant women’s decisions to use the Emergency Department for non-urgent health conditions over other available healthcare facilities....more

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    Kieran Healy and James Moody's article "Data Visualization in Sociology" as well as Lisa A. Keister's article "The One Percent" have been published in the latest Annual Review of Sociology....the highest impact publication in Sociology.

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    Bonilla-Silva selected as Fulbright Specialist in Sociology at Del Valle University, Colombia. From 8/18-8/31, he will teach a seminar on structural racism, keynote in the conference, “De la Invisibilidad a la Transformación Social: Afrodescendientes en Pasado, Presente, y Futuro", and meet with leaders of the Afrodescendiente community.   

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    Angel Harris was invited to the White House to participate in a Symposium on Parental Involvement on July 30-31.  This symposium brought together administration officials, philanthropic partners, and field experts to discuss family engagement as a major contributor to children’s school readiness and success.  

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    Gereffi Awarded an Honorary Professorship by UIBE in China 

    The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and Tsinghua University in China will establish a GVC Institute later in the fall.  Recognizing that Gary has been at the forefront of creating the GVC framework, UIB awarded him an Honorary Professorship.

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    Ruef Wins OOW Award 

    Martin Ruef's article, Community Social Capital and Entrepreneurship”, co-authored with Seok-Won Kwon and Colleen Heflin, has won the W. Richard Scott award from the OOW section of the ASA.

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    • Linda Burton has received the Distinguished Career Award given by the ASA Family Section. This award recognizes the collective body of a person’s work as it relates to the sociology of the family.

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    Moody Receives McDonnell Foundation’s Complexity Systems Award 

    Jim Moody received the James S. McDonnell Foundation’s Complexity Systems Award for developing the theory and tools used in the study of questions related to the study of complex systems. 

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    A new compilation of the world’s most-cited scientists just released by Thomson Reuters shows that James Moody is in the top one percent of all social scientists.

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    The ASA Methodology section has just announce Scott Lynch as the 2014 Leo Goodman Award winner which recognizes contributions to sociological methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology made by a scholar who is no more than 15 years past the doctorate.

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Eagle Wins Vorsanger-Smith Award 

David Eagle is the 2013-14 winner of the Vorsanger-Smith award which is presented annually to recognize overall excellence in the graduate program.

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Miles named PARISS Fellow

Andrew Miles has been selected as a 2014-2015 fellow in the Program for Advanced Research In the Social Sciences (PARISS) at Duke’s Social Science…
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Reese Named Student Scholar

Robert Reece has been named a 2014-15 student scholar in the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge at the Franklin Humanities Institute. At the PhD Lab, Robert…
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Fulton co-authors ASR article

Brad Fulton's article, "The Role of Bridging Cultural Practices in Racially and Socioeconomically Diverse Civic Organizations", co-authored with Ruth Braunstein (UConn) and Rich Wood (UNM), has…
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Son Accepts Postdoc at Korea Univ.

Inseo Son has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the BK21PLUS Program in Embodiment: Health-Society Interaction, Department of Public Health Sciences, at Korea University, South Korea. 
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Fulton Wins Teaching Award

The Graduate Policy Committee has selected Brad Fulton as the 2014 Graduate Student Teaching Award winner.
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Between Slavery and Capitalism: Martin Ruef

This book evaluates the impact of the transition from slavery to capitalism on individuals, organizations, and communities in the American South.  Through a comparative-historical approach, it identifies changes in the region’s economic institutions and highlights the enduring uncertainty that continues to affect our understanding of race and class relations today.

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The Broken Compass: Angel Harris

Angel L. Harris and Keith Robinson on the major flaws in the conventional wisdom on parental involvement with children’s education.

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Social Capital and Its Institutional Contingency: Nan Lin

This volume is a collection of original studies based on one of the first research programs on comparative analysis of social capital. Data are drawn from national representative samples of the United States, China and Taiwan.


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Data Visualization in Sociology

Kieran Healy and James Moody's article reviews the history and current state of visualization in sociology, and discusses recent developments in ways of seeing raw data and presenting the results of statistical modeling.

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The One Percent

Lisa Keister's article surveys current research on the one percent in the United States. Distinguishing income from wealth and showing that both are very concentrated but that the concentration of wealth, particularly financial wealth, is extremely high.

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Community Social Capital and Entrepreneurship

Martin Ruef's (Seok-Woo Kwon, Colleen Heflin) article examines social capital’s public good aspects, arguing that the benefits of social trust and organization memberships accrue not just to the individual but to the community at large.

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