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Dan Cornfield is quoted by Reuters on the Teamsters FedEx Freight union drive, and in the New York Times on Volkswagen Chattanooga’s innovative approach to mobilizing labor organizations within its workplace.

Dan Cornfield is quoted by Reuters (November 10, 2014) on the Teamsters FedEx Freight union drive, and in the New York Times (November 12, 2014) on Volkswagen Chattanooga’s innovative approach to mobilizing labor organizations within its workplace.

Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/10/us-usa-fedex-unions-idUSKCN0IU24S20141110

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/business/vw-to-allow-labor-groups-to-represent-workers-at-chattanooga-plant.html?ref=us

 

Faculty members, David Hess and Holly McCammon, receive new NSF awards.

Faculty members, David Hess and Holly McCammon, receive new NSF awards. 

Two Sociology faculty members received recent funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

  • David Hess received $750K in NSF funding for his collaborative project, “Water Conservation and Hydrological Transitions in American Cities,” with George Hornberger, Director of VIEE and Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt.
  • Holly McCammon received $245K in NSF funding for her project, “Litigation Strategies in U.S. Social Movements.”

 

Professor Holly McCammon received the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Award for Research for her book, The U.S. Women’s Jury Movement and Strategic Adaptation.

Professor Holly McCammon received the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Award for Research for her book, The U.S. Women’s Jury Movement and Strategic Adaptation. The book traces the events that led to women winning the right to sit on juries in 15 U.S. states. It was published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press.