Annual Round-Up of Graduate Student Research

The annual graduate student research symposium saw twenty two students presenting their current research in a broad spectrum of areas.

Congratulations 2013 Graduates!

On Wednesday night, June 12th, the Department of Sociology graduation ceremony was held at Meany Hall.  The evening featured nearly 200 undergraduate Bachelor of Arts students receiving their diplomas, 13 honors students, 10 Masters of Arts  students and the hooding of 4 of the 6 completed PhD's.  The Albert W. Black Award for Community Service went to Qurynn Hale and the Howard B. Woolston Award for Academic Excellence was shared this year by Martha Muldowney and Chika Ugwoaba.  This year's student speaker was Andres Orams.

Undergraduate Research Symposium and AKD Dinner

On May 28th twelve of our undergraduate researchers displayed posters and gave panel presentations of their work ranging from a qualitative study of online support groups for pregnancy loss to a quantitative analysis of twitter data for collecting demographic information.  The event was followed by the Department of Sociology’s annual induction dinner for our chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta (a national honors society for sociology).

Hall of Famers Visit Sociology of Rock & Roll

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, guitarist Don Wilson of The Ventures, and guitarist Roger Fisher, of Heart, visiting a recent section of Professor Joe Weis' Sociology 201 Introductory Topics in Sociology class, The Sociology of Rock and Roll. Wilson spoke about the history and development of The Ventures and the development of their profoundly influential sound.

Beckett Receives 2013 Public Service Award

University President Michael Young announced Professor Beckett would receive this year’s University of Washington Public Service Award.   He cited her work with Seattle’s Racial Disparity Project and appointment to the Seattle Human Rights Commission among her many contributions to the community, and her efforts to harness academic research to the cause of a more just and equitable society.