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Prof. Joshua Murray receives the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Jan. 6, 2020—Professor Joshua Murray was recognized for his excellence in teaching undergraduates by being presented with the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Prof. David Hess receives the Faculty Advisor Award for social sciences

Dec. 10, 2019—Professor David Hess was recognized for his excellence in and dedication to undergraduate advising by being presented with the Faculty Advisor Award in Social Sciences.

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Grad student Philip Pettis receives the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Dec. 10, 2019—Grad student Philip Pettis was recognized for his excellence in teaching assistance by being presented with the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

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Prof. Bianca Manago receives the 2019 ASA Section on the Sociology of Mental Health’s Dissertation Award

Sep. 25, 2019—2019: Bianca Manago, Indiana University, “The Role of Mental Health Labels in Stigma and Status Processes” receives the 2019 ASA Section on the Sociology of Mental Health’s Dissertation Award.

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Grad Student Philip Pettis has won the Martin Levine Student Paper Award

Sep. 24, 2019—Graduate student Philip Pettis was presented with the Martin Levine Student Paper Award at the Sociologists’ AIDS Network (SAN) meeting during the American Sociological Association (ASA) annual meeting of 2019. Pettis’s paper is titled “An Examination of the Role of State-Level Contextual Factors on HIV Infection Rates: The Case of Men Who Have Sex with...

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Why the United Auto Workers GM Strike is Headed for Failure, by Prof. Josh Murray

Sep. 24, 2019—Prof. Josh Murray writes about the UAW strike for The Conversation.

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Prof. Dan Cornfield commented on the social and political implications of the UAW-GM strike in Politico and on NBC News Now.

Sep. 18, 2019—Prof. Dan Cornfield commented on the social and political implications of the UAW-GM strike in Politico and on NBC News Now.

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Prof. Evelyn Patterson named a 2019 Chancellor Faculty Fellow

May. 13, 2019—Prof. Evelyn Patterson was named among eleven outstanding faculty members from across the university to be selected for the 2019 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.Read More

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Study by Prof. David Hess Covered in Nature Energy

Jan. 24, 2019—A paper by David Hess in Energy Research and Social Science described the history of conflicts over community choice energy in California. Community choice is an approach to energy democracy that puts decision-making in the hands of local communities and enables local job creation and higher levels of renewable energy than the standard offer of...

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Prof. Joshua Murray Quoted in Tennessean Article

Nov. 12, 2018—Professor Joshua Murray was quoted in a Tennessean article,  following the midterm election results for the gubernatorial and senator races in Tennessee, and the political influence of Williamson County on those results.

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